Archive of December 4, 2018

South Carolina lawmakers plan to advance pro-life bills

Dec 4, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Several lawmakers in South Carolina have announced they will introduce pro-life bills in the state’s upcoming legislative session, set to begin next month.

Cost of raising children a major obstacle for US families, study finds

Dec 4, 2018 - 05:44 pm .- The overwhelming majority of U.S. families with children at home worry about paying their bills each month, and the cost of raising a child today is a significant factor in deciding whether to become parents, according to a recent study.

'Holding the line' Pro-lifers look ahead to new Congressional session

Dec 4, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Pro-life legislators and organizations remain optimistic about ongoing efforts to ban abortion in the United States, despite an incoming House of Representatives, led by a Democratic majority committed to the practice.

Why God can tell you what will happen, but your astrological sign cannot

Dec 4, 2018 - 04:48 pm .- The Bible is full of prophecies regarding future events, that typically come from God through angels or prophets.

Ohio 'heartbeat abortion' bill nears Senate vote amid veto threat

Dec 4, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- The Ohio Senate is expected to pass legislation banning abortion on an unborn baby after he or she has a heartbeat, and there could be enough votes to override Gov. John Kasich’s promised veto, amid questions over whether the proposal could withstand US Supreme Court scrutiny.

Holy See urges implementation of Paris Agreement

Dec 4, 2018 - 03:19 pm .- At a UN climate change summit in Poland Monday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin underlined the Holy See’s view that climate change is a moral issue and has an effect on human dignity.

Survey asks women what they needed instead of abortion

Dec 4, 2018 - 02:05 pm .- Women have spoken about their personal experiences of abortion and the lack of resources and support which led them to the tragic decision.

Pa. court orders 11 names permanently redacted from grand jury report

Dec 4, 2018 - 12:19 pm .- Citing due process, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday wrote that the names of 11 former and current priests in a grand jury report on allegations of clerical sexual abuse of minors are to remain permanently redacted.

'What can we say?' French bishops cautious in response to ‘yellow vest’ protests

Dec 4, 2018 - 09:35 am .- French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday morning that the government would suspend the imposition of a proposed fuel tax increase for six months. The planned increases, originally set to take effect in January, have been at the center of two weeks of demonstrations nationwide, including rioting in Paris.

English bishop dedicates 'Year of Holiness' in 2019

Dec 4, 2018 - 03:01 am .- In a pastoral letter marking the first Sunday of Advent, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury dedicated 2019 as the diocesan Year of Holiness, calling attention to the Second Vatican Council's emphasis on the universal call to holiness.

Colombian diocese honored for serving Venezuelan migrants

Dec 4, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of  Cúcuta, Colombia, has been awarded a Portafolio Award, an annual recognition in the country given to organizations and people promoting economic and social development.