Archive of January 10, 2019

Venezuelan bishops denounce Maduro's new presidential term as illegitimate

Jan 10, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- The bishops of Venezuela have said that Nicolas Maduro's swearing in for a second term as president Thursday is illegitimate.

Little Sisters back in court to defend HHS mandate exemption

Jan 10, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging their religious exemption from the HHS contraception mandate.

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

Jan 10, 2019 - 05:13 pm .- An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018.

Former Latin American leaders criticize pope's comments on Nicaragua, Venezuela

Jan 10, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Twenty former heads of state and government from Latin America have written a letter to Pope Francis finding fault with the wording of his Christmas blessing for Venezuela and Nicaragua.

First African American bishop to lead US diocese in 20th century dies

Jan 10, 2019 - 03:21 pm .- Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, the first black bishop to lead a diocese in the United States in the 20th century, died Wednesday, January 9 at the age of 95 after a lengthy illness.

Canadian disability groups: 'Frightening implications' to expanding assisted suicide

Jan 10, 2019 - 03:13 pm .- While many disability groups fought the initial push to legalize assisted suicide in Canada three years ago, they are having to fight again as efforts to expand access to assisted suicide to the disabled in the country continue.

Youth synod document says faith can combat relativism

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:59 am .- The Synod of Bishops released Thursday an English translation of the final document of the 2018 session on young people, faith, and vocational discernment. The document encourages young people to seek an authentic encounter with God, instead of adopting a morally relativistic outlook on life.

DRC bishops question presidential election results

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:55 am .- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of the nation’s Dec. 30 presidential elections.

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

Jan 10, 2019 - 03:16 am .- St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his intercession – both Christians and Muslims.

What is it like to be a missionary in Mongolia?

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:31 am .- When Francisco Javier Olivera was born, his mother offered him to the Virgin Mary, praying that he would become a missionary in Asia.