Archive of January 18, 2019

Appeals court rules in Texas' favor over effort to defund Planned Parenthood

Jan 18, 2019 - 06:59 pm .- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated Thursday a previous injunction barring Texas from stripping Planned Parenthood affiliates of Medicaid funding.

Sister resigns from Detroit seminary after sex abuse allegations

Jan 18, 2019 - 05:47 pm .- Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced this week the resignation of Sr. Mary Finn, 84, a long-time faculty member and assistant professor of theology, after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young adult novices under her charge in the 1970s.

Knights on parade: With the Knights of Columbus at the March for Life

Jan 18, 2019 - 05:30 pm .- CNA spent the 2019 March for Life getting a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Knights of Columbus during the nation’s largest annual pro-life gathering.

Amid curriculum controversy, Franciscan University president calls for unity

Jan 18, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The president of Franciscan University of Steubenville said Monday that the university is committed to a faithful Catholic approach to university education, and he invited university administrators, faculty members, and others to renew with him an oath of fidelity to the magisterium of the Catholic Church.

'Every life is worth protecting,' President Trump, VP Pence tell March for Life

Jan 18, 2019 - 01:05 pm .- The March for Life again gathered myriad pro-life advocates to mark the anniversary of legalized abortion in America, and in a surprise appearance Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence introduced a pre-recorded message from President Donald Trump.

Pope Francis tells Christians to share their gifts with each other

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:19 pm .- The path to Christian unity takes a willingness to acknowledge and share in the gifts other Christian communities have also received, Pope Francis said at an ecumenical Vespers service Friday.

Senate fails to advance bill to ban federal abortion funding

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:56 am .- In a procedural vote on Thursday, the Republican-led U.S. Senate failed to advance a bill that would prohibit taxpayer funding for abortions.

'You are renewing American society' nuncio tells Mass for Life

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:00 am .- More than 18,000 pro-life marchers filled the Capital One Arena in downtown Washington January 18 for the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life.