Archive of January 22, 2019

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae elects new superior general

Jan 22, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Colombian José David Correa González has been selected as the new superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Catholic society of apostolic life.

'Induced' deaths rise in Netherlands, sparking concerns from doctors, ethicists

Jan 22, 2019 - 04:39 pm .- Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide have the longest history in the Netherlands: 17 years ago, the two practices became legal, under what were supposed to be very limited circumstances, available only to those undergoing “unbearable” suffering with “no reasonable alternatives” for relief.

Updated: Nathan Phillips rally protesters attempted to disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine

Jan 22, 2019 - 03:58 pm .- While demonstrators chanted and played ceremonial drums, protesters at a rally led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, DC’s National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.

US Supreme Court allows transgender military ban

Jan 22, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the military to go into effect, while the issue continues to be adjudicated in lower courts.

Lori laments racism in American society and Church

Jan 22, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Archbishop William Lori has issued a major pastoral reflection on the subject of racism in American society and the Church in the U.S.

How the Vatican summit's moderator approaches the problem of clerical sexual abuse

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The moderator of the Vatican’s February summit on child sexual abuse has written an article outlining his take on the Church’s most effective models of response for addressing its sexual abuse crisis.

On anniversary, Swiss Guards don new 3D-printed helmets

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:04 am .- As the Swiss Guards celebrated their 513th anniversary Tuesday, they donned for the first time their new light-weight helmets, which are made of black PVC and 3D printed.

Navy chaplains appointed military archdiocese auxiliary bishops

Jan 22, 2019 - 09:44 am .- Pope Francis appointed Tuesday two Navy chaplains, Fr. Joseph Coffey and Fr. William Muhm, as auxiliary bishops for the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Order of Malta to provide first aid at World Youth Day

Jan 22, 2019 - 09:32 am .- There will be 120 volunteers of the Order of Malta in Panama for World Youth Day, with the task of “providing first aid to young pilgrims”, Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Monbel, Grand Hospitalier of the Order, told CNA.

Vatican again denies prior knowledge of allegations against Argentine bishop

Jan 22, 2019 - 08:36 am .- In a statement Tuesday the Vatican again denied having prior knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against Argentine Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta before his December 2017 appointment to a Vatican office.

Getting to February: The decisions that could shape the pope's summit

Jan 22, 2019 - 07:30 am .- Before the pope's summit on abuse next month, Rome must navigate two other events which could do much to frame how the February sessions will be seen from the outside.

Latest Planned Parenthood numbers show more abortions—and higher profits

Jan 22, 2019 - 03:30 am .- Planned Parenthood, the largest performer of abortions in the U.S., has released its annual report, and its critics object to the organization’s increase in abortions and financial profits even as its number of adoption referrals has fallen.

‘Zimbabwe is burning’: Bishops call for peace amid violent protests, crackdown

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:16 am .- As political protests in Zimbabwe have turned violent and even fatal, reportedly leaving at least 12 people dead, the bishops of the country have called for peaceful resolutions to the crisis.