Archive of January 9, 2019

How cutting FEMA aid could impact California families

Jan 9, 2019 - 05:23 pm .- President Donald Trump has threatened to stop sending federal money to the state of California for wildfire recovery, a move that Catholic aid workers say could dramatically impact thousands of California families trying to rebuild their lives.

Catholics in US express frustration over border security stalemate

Jan 9, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- On Tuesday evening, US President Donald Trump highlighted humanitarian problems present along the US-Mexico border and issued a call for increased security, including the construction of additional barriers on the border. His remarks were met with mixed reactions and frustration from Catholics across the United States.

Oxford supports emeritus professor accused of 'transphobia'

Jan 9, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- Oxford University is standing by an emeritus law professor after more than 400 people have signed a petition calling for his removal from the university. Petition organizers say the professor holds discriminatory views about homosexuality and transgenderism.

Human rights court to hear case of Belgian euthanasia for depression

Jan 9, 2019 - 03:34 pm .- The European Court of Human Rights has announced that it will take up a case considering whether Belgium wrongly allowed a woman to be euthanized on the grounds of “untreatable depression.”

Order may censure for disobedience nun who protested rape-accused bishop

Jan 9, 2019 - 02:37 pm .- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of warning to Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused of several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of a nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.

Congresswoman blasts ‘religious bigotry’ against Knights of Columbus, Catholic nominees

Jan 9, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Democratic lawmakers are divided over questions some see as a religious litmus test applied to candidates for the federal bench. The debate has turned into a war of words between members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation

New York Governor calls for abortion in state constitution

Jan 9, 2019 - 11:00 am .- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for a change to the state’s constitution to enshrine abortion rights. Leading pro-life leaders called his statements "abhorrent" and "out of step" of mainstream politics.

The Church and sexuality: An interview with Cardinal Brandmüller

Jan 9, 2019 - 10:50 am .- In an interview with CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language sister agency, the church historian explained his remarks - and pointed to causes of the Church crisis and possible solutions:

Cardinal Tagle at Black Nazarene celebration: Be a devotee, not a fanatic

Jan 9, 2019 - 10:42 am .- Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila told pilgrims at a popular annual procession in the Philippines to take caution against becoming a “fanatic,” stressing that true devotion is about how one lives their whole life, not a single day.

President Trump signs anti-human trafficking bill into law

Jan 9, 2019 - 07:45 am .- President Donald Trump signed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act on Tuesday.

God is waiting to hear your prayers, pope says

Jan 9, 2019 - 05:13 am .- Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is to change the person, not the circumstance, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.