Archive of January 25, 2019

'Catholic clergy' in pro-abortion ad not actually Catholic clergy, Wester says

Jan 25, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Archbishop John C. Wester of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe issued a statement on Wednesday clarifying that signatories to a letter in support of abortion “are not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church in New Mexico.”

The Way of the Cross is solidarity in suffering, Pope Francis says

Jan 25, 2019 - 05:28 pm .- At the Stations of the Cross for World Youth Day on Friday, Pope Francis encouraged the young pilgrims to embrace the cross and to walk with those who are suffering.

Covington bishop apologizes to Covington Catholic students

Jan 25, 2019 - 03:54 pm .- Bishop Roger Foys of Covington issued an apology Friday for a Jan. 19 diocesan statement that condemned the actions of some Covington Catholic High School students, following a widely publicized incident after last week’s March for Life in Washington, DC.

Body of venerable teen exhumed, too early to declare incorrupt

Jan 25, 2019 - 03:44 pm .- The body of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer, was exhumed this week according to Canon Law, as a part of the process of investigation for canonization.

English-language World Youth Day event draws diverse crowd

Jan 25, 2019 - 03:19 pm .- The 15th International World Youth Day is underway in Panama City, with large contingents of Spanish-speaking pilgrims from countries such as Mexico, Colombia, and, of course, Panama, dominating most events with a joyful exuberance.

What does ‘for the life and health of the mother’ mean in abortion law?

Jan 25, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- New York’s newly-signed abortion law permits abortion for any reason up until the 24th week of a pregnancy, and then afterwards in cases to protect the “life and health” of the mother, but what does this mean?

Chasing the devil from Tasmania

Jan 25, 2019 - 01:46 pm .- If you seek out the peripheries, whether from Rome, London or Washington, it is hard to get any further away than Tasmania. And yet there, on the other side of the world, on a heart-shaped island the size of West Virginia, a new Jerusalem is emerging.

World Youth Day pilgrims express solidarity with Venezuelans

Jan 25, 2019 - 01:43 pm .- Pilgrims from 150 countries are in Panama this week for World Youth Day, including 400 from Venezuela, who are urging their fellow pilgrims to pray for their country amid escalating unrest and political upheaval.

Vermont bill would bar any government restrictions on abortion

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- A bill was introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives Tuesday that would prohibit public entities from interfering with or restricting women's access to abortion.

Pope Francis hears confessions in Panamanian youth prison

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:28 am .- Pope Francis heard confessions at a youth prison in Panama Friday, telling the young inmates that “you have a bigger purpose,” and that there is joy in heaven for one repentant sinner.

Pro-life advocates gather in San Francisco for Walk for Life West Coast

Jan 25, 2019 - 09:58 am .- The Walk for Life West Coast aims to gather thousands of pro-life advocates in San Francisco in the next days for mutual support, outreach and inspiration.

Pope names new archbishops in Peru, Mexico

Jan 25, 2019 - 07:42 am .- Pope Francis Friday appointed the next archbishops of two metropolitan sees – Fr. Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio was named to Lima, Peru and Archbishop Jose Antonio Fernandez Hurtado to Tlalnepantla, Mexico.

Christian politician completes two-year sentence for blasphemy in Indonesia

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:00 am .- An Indonesian Christian, the former governor of Jakarta was released from jail on Thursday completing a two-year long sentence for alleged blasphemy against Islam.