Archive of February 4, 2019

CRS steps up as millions in Ethiopia displaced by flooding, ethnic violence

Feb 4, 2019 - 06:11 pm .- With millions of Ethiopians forced out of their homes, Catholic Relief Services is working with the local Catholic Church to offer immediate relief and to address the root causes of their displacement.

Medical care for abortion survivors blocked by Senate Democrat

Feb 4, 2019 - 05:26 pm .- Senate Democrats rejected on Monday an effort to ensure that babies who survive abortion attempts receive medical care.

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam

Feb 4, 2019 - 05:08 pm .- Catholics, Muslims and all who believe in God must work together to build a culture of love, peace and human fraternity, Pope Francis said in a joint statement he signed with Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, during an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi.

Commentary: Defending life is a culture war worth fighting

Feb 4, 2019 - 04:48 pm .- Ralph Northam, outlined his support for a controversial state abortion bill. Speaking about the bill, he outlined a “discussion” about the fate of children who survived in-labor abortions, appearing to many to support to a measure that would offer infanticide by another name.

Venezuelan bishops meet with Guaidó

Feb 4, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- The Venezuelan bishops met Friday with Juan Guaidó, the national opposition leader who has declared himself interim president, in an effort to mobilize the entrance of humanitarian aid to the crisis-stricken country.

'Heat is a human right'- Power restored to Brooklyn jail after week without heat and lights

Feb 4, 2019 - 01:48 pm .- Power and heat were restored Sunday to a federal detention center that had been without electricity and mostly unheated for a full week.

Open letter to Cardinal Marx urges changes to Church teaching on sexual morality

Feb 4, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- In an open letter published Sunday by a German daily, nine German Catholics, including two prominent Jesuits, demand a break with the Church's teaching on sexual morality.

Evangelizing Arabia: Parish life in Abu Dhabi

Feb 4, 2019 - 11:14 am .- On Tuesday, Pope Francis will visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi -- one of two total Catholic churches for the Arabian city with a population of 1.42 million.

Justice and peace are inseparable, Pope Francis says in UAE

Feb 4, 2019 - 10:35 am .- In an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi Monday, Pope Francis said that for peace to flourish among religions, there must be justice, and respect for human dignity and freedom.