Archive of December 6, 2018

At USCCB conference, advocate explains immigrant recruitment fraud

Dec 6, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- An immigrant rights group hopes the Maryland legislature will protect migrant workers in the state from labor trafficking and fraud by banning recruitment fees, licensing recruiters for jobs, and prohibiting discrimination in recruitment.

What is the Apostles' Creed, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Dec 6, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- During Wednesday's funeral for George H.W. Bush, US President Donald Trump made headlines when he did not recite the Apostles' Creed. Supporters and critics of the president speculated on what his omission might have meant.

Statistical analysis seeks context for Pa. grand jury report

Dec 6, 2018 - 05:13 pm .- A new statistical analysis seeks to contextualize data about child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, four months after a grand jury report detailed hundreds of abuse allegations in six of the state’s diocese, spanning nearly eight decades.

'Have to kill me first': Florida woman refuses to remove Guadalupe from mobile home

Dec 6, 2018 - 03:39 pm .- Millie Francis almost died once. She’s willing to do it again. This time, she says, it would be for Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Santiago archdiocese sends investigation of priest to CDF

Dec 6, 2018 - 01:49 pm .- The Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile reported Tuesday it has sent to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith all information from the preliminary investigation into Fr. Diego Ossa Errázuriz, an associate of Fernando Karadima.

Hours before execution, Tennessee governor rejects killer’s plea for mercy

Dec 6, 2018 - 01:43 pm .- Hours before David Miller is scheduled to be executed in Tennessee’s electric chair, the state’s governor has rejected Miller’s request that his sentence be commuted to life in prison.

Archbishop Wilson's conviction of not reporting abuse overturned

Dec 6, 2018 - 12:39 pm .- A district judge overturned Thursday the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson for failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed to him in the 1970s, saying there was reasonable doubt a crime had been committed.

Pope approves new legislation governing Vatican City

Dec 6, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Pope Francis Thursday published new laws governing the administration of Vatican City State, including the formation of a new oversight body for verifying departmental compliance with regulations and procedures within the governorate.

Researchers find 'evidence of genocide' against Rohingya

Dec 6, 2018 - 10:50 am .- As new evidence emerges of atrocities committed in Burma's Rakhine state, the president of Caritas International visited Monday a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Pope Francis to visit Abu Dhabi in February 2019

Dec 6, 2018 - 05:16 am .- Pope Francis will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 to participate in an international interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced Thursday.

Small Irish community seeks help to save a saint's iconic cross

Dec 6, 2018 - 03:01 am .- A unique Irish cross marking the 1,400-year-old grave of a Catholic saint is in danger of destruction due to erosion, and the local community is seeking help to restore the “icon of Ireland’s early Christian heritage.”

How one diocese is inviting people back to the Church this Christmas

Dec 6, 2018 - 12:54 am .- As part of a recent evangelization outreach, the Archdiocese of Detroit is launching a Christmas campaign to welcome Catholics who may have been away from the Church.

Advent confessions 'marathon' to be held at Mexico City cathedral

Dec 6, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City will host on Dec. 7 a “Day of Forgiveness,” in which for 10 consecutive hours priests will hear confessions.