Archive of January 8, 2019

What is Opus Dei? A CNA Explainer

Jan 8, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Opus Dei is in the news this week. What is it?

Debate begins on decriminalizing abortion in Ecuador

Jan 8, 2019 - 04:29 pm .- The Ecuadorian legislature began debate on decriminalizing abortion last week, amid opposition from the Church and various civil organizations.

As Belgium bans kosher and halal food prep, religious freedom fears grow

Jan 8, 2019 - 03:19 pm .- Jews and Muslims in Belgium could face difficulty finding food prepared according to their religious rules, as new animal slaughter regulations banning kosher or halal slaughter began to take effect Jan. 1.

Hawaii's assisted suicide law comes into effect, but few physicians cooperate

Jan 8, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Hawaii's law legalizing assisted suicide went into effect last week, but many physicians and pharmacists are choosing not to prescribe or dispense the needed medication.

New Mexico bishop opposes abortion legalization bill

Jan 8, 2019 - 12:50 pm .- Proposed legislation in New Mexico would repeal the state’s laws criminalizing abortion, which date to the 1960s but have not been enforced since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v Wade.

Lawmakers from both parties to address 2019 March for Life

Jan 8, 2019 - 12:45 pm .- The March for Life has announced a bipartisan group of legislators who will address the upcoming March for Life at a rally immediately before the event, being held in 10 days time.

Opus Dei US head confirms misconduct settlement against popular DC priest

Jan 8, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Opus Dei announced Monday that it had paid a settlement following accusations of misconduct against a priest of the society made in 2002.

Pope Francis: Serve the sick with generosity

Jan 8, 2019 - 04:58 am .- To serve the poor and sick in a generous manner is a powerful form of evangelization, Pope Francis said Tuesday in a message for the upcoming World Day of the Sick.

New Mexico bill could allow 'suicide tourism,' critics warn

Jan 8, 2019 - 02:53 am .- Proposed legislation in New Mexico could legalize assisted suicide in the state, and may even allow for the prescription of deadly drugs outside the state via telemedicine, and by healthcare professionals other than physicians.