Archive of February 6, 2019

As general elections near, Nigeria's bishops call for peace

Feb 6, 2019 - 10:01 pm .- In the face of Nigeria’s ongoing violence and political tensions, the country's bishops have promoted a fair and faith-filled electoral process.

Central African Republic reaches peace deal with rebel groups

Feb 6, 2019 - 05:53 pm .- The Central African Republic government has signed a peace deal with more than a dozen armed groups this week.

Without God society has lost its humanity, Gomez warns conference

Feb 6, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Society and humanity have removed God from daily life, and in doing so lost their purpose and sense of self, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez warned in a lecture delivered Wednesday.

Ghanaian bishops condemn election-related violence

Feb 6, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Ghana are condemning the actions of those involved in a violent incident during a Jan. 31 local election. According to local media reports, unidentified assailants injured eighteen people in a shooting near the capital city of Accra.

Lessons on the sexual abuse crisis from marriage and the cross

Feb 6, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Church can look to marriage and the cross for insights into restoring trust and addressing the sexual abuse crisis, a conference on lay involvement was told Wednesday.

In Alaska, January 22 was Right to Life Day

Feb 6, 2019 - 02:53 pm .- In a pro-life proclamation marking the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Governor Mike Dunleavy of Alaska, a Catholic, declared the day would be commemorated as a state-wide ‘Right to Life’ day.

Vatican clarifies pope’s comments on sexual abuse of women religious

Feb 6, 2019 - 11:34 am .- The Vatican clarified Wednesday Pope Francis’ comments on the sexual abuse of women religious made during his in-flight press conference returning from Abu Dhabi Feb. 5.

Trump calls for 'culture that cherishes innocent life' in SOTU address

Feb 6, 2019 - 11:00 am .- The president’s annual state of the union address received a divided response after highlighting life issues.

St. Paul VI’s feast to be celebrated May 29

Feb 6, 2019 - 05:53 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope St. Paul VI’s feast day will be celebrated annually on May 29 as an optional memorial.

Pope says UAE trip was 'new page' in dialogue between Christians, Muslims

Feb 6, 2019 - 03:23 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward in Catholic-Muslim dialogue and promoting peace among religions.