Archive of January 3, 2019

How 'Pope for Ukraine' aims to help displaced families

Jan 3, 2019 - 08:00 pm .- “Pope for Ukraine” is a Vatican initiative that aims to collaborate with non-Catholic entities to respond to the emergency humanitarian situation amid conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Cardinal Dolan urges aid for abuse victims 'no matter who their abuser was'

Jan 3, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York wrote in a recent an op-ed that while he fully supports victims of sexual abuse, proposed legal reforms in the state should be crafted so as support all victims, whether their abuser was part of a public or private institution.

CDF affirms liceity of removal of wombs it says can no longer procreate

Jan 3, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published Thursday a response clarifying that a hysterectomy is a licit act when a woman’s womb is not suited for procreation and medical experts are certain an eventual pregnancy will bring about a spontaneous abortion before viability.

New Congress is more than one-third Catholic

Jan 3, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- In total, there are now 163 Catholics sitting in either the Senate or House of Representatives, more than 30 percent of the legislature.

Doctors, bishops express concerns as legal abortions begin in Ireland

Jan 3, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- January 1, 2019 marked the beginning of legalized abortion in Ireland, drawing dismay from Irish pro-life groups, who campaigned extensively against the reform.

Seven Christians detained several days in Laos

Jan 3, 2019 - 03:19 pm .- Seven Christians in a Laotian village were arrested and detained for several days for holding a church service deemed illegal.

Pope calls for unity and conversion in letter to US bishops

Jan 3, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis has written to the bishops of the United States calling for a “change of mindset” to restore the Church’s credibility and trust among the faithful.

How this Episcopalian’s own book convinced him to become Catholic

Jan 3, 2019 - 10:00 am .- An Episcopalian priest set out to write a book on finding and understanding the Gospel’s truth. Now, after he and his family have converted to Catholicism, has says they have found it.

Knights of Columbus: Anti-Catholic bigotry is nothing new

Jan 3, 2019 - 09:09 am .- Catholics can be good US citizens and honest public servants, the head of the Knights of Columbus wrote Thursday in a message to members of the Catholic charitable organization.