Archive of January 29, 2019

Cardinal Farrell reiterates support for 'Amoris laetitia'

Jan 29, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- In a recent interview, Cardinal Kevin Farrell offered his view of criticisms of the apostolic exhortation on love in the family, Amoris laetitia.

Labour MP tried to expand abortion in N Ireland through domestic abuse bill

Jan 29, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Attempts to liberalize access to abortion in Northern Ireland continue, shortly after legal abortion was introduced in the Republic of Ireland, with both legislation in Westminster and a legal challenge.

Cardinal Dolan says Cuomo leveled 'insults' against the Church

Jan 29, 2019 - 03:48 pm .- The Archbishop of New York said Monday that New York’s governor has insulted the Church, flaunted publicly his dissent from Catholic doctrine, and celebrated the Jan. 22 signing of the  states “ghoulish radical abortion-expansion law.”

NY abortion law ends ‘common sense’ protection for pregnant women, Catholic Democrat says

Jan 29, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A prominent Catholic theologian and Democrat has said that new pro-abortion legislation in New York diminishes legal protections for pregnant women facing violence from a partner.

How a Pennsylvania tax credit program works for Catholic schools

Jan 29, 2019 - 02:49 pm .- For Catholics sympathetic to Catholic schools, the financial expense of tuition is always a concern. But continuing efforts from donors and recent programs like Pennsylvania’s tax credit system are opening new ways to make tuition affordable for Catholic and other private schools.

Georgetown Law helps Texas diocese fight border wall

Jan 29, 2019 - 01:15 pm .- The Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, is due in court next week to contest a claim of eminent domain by the United States government.

NY Child Victims Act passes, Cuomo takes aim at bishops

Jan 29, 2019 - 09:35 am .- The act, versions which had been passed by the state assembly six times over the last twelve years, was given approval by the state senate for the first time on Jan. 28, passing 63-0.

Pope Francis: True love is found in fidelity

Jan 29, 2019 - 08:22 am .- Unity and fidelity in a Christian marriage can offer an example of true love to the world, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Court dismisses challenge to Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal

Jan 29, 2019 - 05:07 am .- A petition to overturn last year’s acquittal of blasphemy charges against Catholic wife and mother Asia Bibi was dismissed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court Tuesday.

Priest steps down from CDF following accusations of sexual harassment in confession

Jan 29, 2019 - 04:27 am .- An Austrian priest and theologian has resigned from his position at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, amid charges that he made sexual advances toward a woman in the confessional several years ago.

'Stop the repression,' Venezuelan bishops plead

Jan 29, 2019 - 12:43 am .- The Justice and Peace Commission of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference is calling for an end to violence surrounding protests after Nicolas Maduro claimed to have won a second presidential term in a contested election.