Archive of January 23, 2019

Iowa heartbeat abortion law struck down by state judge

Jan 23, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- An Iowa judge struck down Tuesday a law basing an abortion ban on a fetal heartbeat, blocking the implementation of one of the strictest abortion bans in the U.S.

Arizona bill seeks to tax access to online pornography

Jan 23, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill that would charge a fee to people buying electronic devices in the state who want pornography blocking software removed from the devices. The fees would help pay for the U.S-Mexico border wall.

Basilica confirms Nathan Phillips protest attempted Mass disruption

Jan 23, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has confirmed that protesters led by the Native American activist Nathan Phillips attempted to disrupt the celebration of Mass on the evening of Jan. 19.

Venezuelan bishops back opposition marches, after calling Maduro 'illegitimate'

Jan 23, 2019 - 04:04 pm .- The bishops of Venezuela have voiced support for peaceful opposition demonstrations across the country Wednesday. At one of these marches in Caracas, opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president.

The evolving response of the Church in Kentucky to the Covington Catholic incident

Jan 23, 2019 - 02:39 pm .- How Kentucky's Catholic leaders have responded to a situation involving Covington Catholic High School students.

World Youth Day kicks off with message: 'Have the courage to be saints'

Jan 23, 2019 - 01:59 pm .- At the opening Mass of World Youth Day 2019, Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama told young people from across the globe that a life of holiness is really possible, with the help of God’s grace.

‘This is progressive?’ New York bishops react to new abortion law

Jan 23, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the state. The Reproductive Health Act was passed on Tuesday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade.

Not so neutral: Colorado's sex ed bill could marginalize Catholics

Jan 23, 2019 - 01:11 pm .- A “comprehensive sex education” bill in the Colorado legislature would require public schools to adopt a curriculum that could stigmatize Catholic beliefs about sexuality and gender, one critic warned.

Appeals court upholds La. law regulating abortion clinics

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:41 am .- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from abortion rights' advocates to rehear a case challenging a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

'Get ready!' Pope leaves for Panama, confirms visit to Japan

Jan 23, 2019 - 08:07 am .- Pope Francis will visit Japan in November of this year. The pope confirmed the timing of the upcoming trip during remarks to journalists on the flight from Rome to Panama City, Panama, Wednesday.

Meet the kids who traveled 24 hours on a bus to stand up for the unborn

Jan 23, 2019 - 03:01 am .- The Diocese of Lincoln sent more than 200 young people to Washington, D.C., to stand up for the unborn, and they believe they are part of a growing trend of pro-life sentiment.

Church in Fiji threatens to close all Catholic schools

Jan 23, 2019 - 12:21 am .- The Catholic Church in Fiji is prepared to shut down all of its 44 primary and 19 secondary schools if the government continues to elect non-Catholics as the head of those schools.