Archive of January 17, 2019

At pro-life Mass, Naumann calls for mercy

Jan 17, 2019 - 09:00 pm .- The pro-life movement must be one of mercy, said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City Thursday night, at the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

New birth control patch would administer contraception via self-injecting needles

Jan 17, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Scientists and researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta are working on a birth control patch that would inject a contraceptive drug into women’s skin through biodegradable microneedles.

Indiana Catholic school opens 'adoration club'

Jan 17, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- It’s not unusual for a school to offer an after school drama or Spanish club. Some schools even offer a robotics club. But few schools offer a club dedicated to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Vatican releases online guide to combat $150 billion human trafficking industry

Jan 17, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- With a new online guide, the Vatican seeks to combat the “ugly business” of human trafficking, which is estimated to generate $150 billion dollars a year, by examining the different levels of its complex international supply chains to target this grave evil at its roots.

Mexican bishops make statement on gasoline shortage

Jan 17, 2019 - 03:19 pm .- Amid a crisis caused by the shortage of gasoline in Mexico and the government's fight against the theft and adulteration of fuel, the country's bishops appealed to the citizenry and called for more truthful and objective information to be given.

Amid shutdown, DC Catholic Charities aids furloughed workers

Jan 17, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- For three days, at a set time and location, any furloughed government worker or federal contractor is eligible to receive up to $500 to help with rent, medical needs, or “essential home supplies.”

He's walked 2,800 miles to the March for Life

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Last weekend, John Moore arrived at the Washington Monument in the US capital, after a walking pilgrimage from San Francisco that began in April 2018, in time to attend Friday's March for Life.

Senate passes ‘religious test’ resolution on Knights of Columbus

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:45 am .- The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be "unconstitutional" to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a disqualifying criteria for public office.

Holy cow: Farm animals receive blessing outside St Peter's Square

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:35 am .- Farmers from across Italy brought their animals to the Vatican for a blessing Thursday, turning the street outside St. Peter’s Square into a farmyard of horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, hens, sheep, rams, goats, geese, ducks, and rabbits.

Bill to ban revenge porn introduced in Montana

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:04 am .- The state of Montana is considering a bill that would criminalize revenge porn - the circulation of nude photos of another person without their permission.