Archive of January 15, 2019

British women in their 50s increasingly requesting in-vitro fertilization

Jan 15, 2019 - 07:19 pm .- In-vitro fertilization clinics in Britain are increasingly helping women over age 55 to conceive children because there is currently no legal age limit for the treatment, according to news reports.

How the Knights of Columbus save lives: 1,000 ultrasound machine donations

Jan 15, 2019 - 03:31 pm .- A program to donate ultrasound machines to U.S. pregnancy centers has passed the 1,000 mark, thanks to the charitable work of the Knights of Columbus and its members.

AG nominee says Catholic faith not an issue

Jan 15, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general William Barr said Tuesday that he does not think his Catholic faith is an impediment to leading the Department of Justice.

China's crackdown on Christians continues

Jan 15, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches to the east.

Pope Francis: What to expect in 2019

Jan 15, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The finalization of a Curial reform process, a reshuffle in some Vatican positions, and an eventual consistory to “refill” the College of Cardinals might be among Pope Francis’ key moves in 2019.

Pro-choice and pro-life majorities want more abortion restrictions, poll shows

Jan 15, 2019 - 01:15 pm .- The poll found that overwhelming majorities of people, even those who identify as “pro-choice” in theory, support major restrictions on abortion. The poll also found only minority support for late term abortion.

Lori announces whistleblower system for allegations against Baltimore bishops

Jan 15, 2019 - 01:13 pm .- The Archdiocese of Baltimore introduced Tuesday a third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse or misconduct against its archbishop and other bishops serving in the archdiocese.

Pope advances sainthood causes of 17 women

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:12 am .- Pope Francis approved Tuesday the next step in the canonization causes of 17 women from four countries, including the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters killed in Spain at the start of the Spanish Civil War.

Pope tells Life academy to defend human dignity with courage

Jan 15, 2019 - 06:45 am .- Dialogue with society for the protection of human dignity and the common good, which are under threat, Pope Francis said in a letter to the Pontifical Academy for Life, published Tuesday.

Should Catholic health plans cover transgender surgeries? Settlement raises questions

Jan 15, 2019 - 12:03 am .- A Catholic healthcare network has settled an ACLU lawsuit over transgender surgeries, saying that it has covered these procedures in its employee medical plan since January 2017.