Archive of January 2, 2019

Synthetic hormone injections for transgender children worry some doctors

Jan 2, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Pediatric endocrinologists are warning that despite a lack of medical tests to determine its safety, U.S. doctors are increasingly injecting children who have gender dysphoria with a powerful hormonal suppressant normally used to treat prostate cancer.

Amid tense election, DRC bishops concerned about voting irregularities

Jan 2, 2019 - 05:56 pm .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo is drawing attention to voting problems that could call into question the outcome of a presidential election that has already been delayed two years.

Chilean bishops' president names delegate to replace him at papal meeting

Jan 2, 2019 - 04:03 pm .- At the Vatican summit to discuss sex abuse next month, the secretary general of the Chilean Bishops Conference will take the place of the conference president, who is embroiled in the nation’s current sex abuse crisis.

Pregnant employees accuse Planned Parenthood of discrimination

Jan 2, 2019 - 03:33 pm .- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is frequently under fire from pro-life politicians and organizations for being the largest single provider of abortion in the United States.

Kansas judge strikes down ban on 'telemedicine' abortions

Jan 2, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- District Judge Franklin Theis ruled Dec. 30 that the new law was legally unenforceable and could not go into effect.

Father Cantalamessa preaching to US bishops on retreat this week

Jan 2, 2019 - 01:46 pm .- The bishops of the US are gathered near Chicago for a week-long retreat directed by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., who has been apostolic preacher since 1980.

Pope Francis: Prayer is about God's love, not wordiness

Jan 2, 2019 - 03:52 am .- When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the ‘Our Father,’ Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as his beloved child and speaking from the heart.