Archive of February 7, 2019

Anti-natalist wants to sue his parents for his birth

Feb 7, 2019 - 11:01 pm .- An Indian businessman has expressed his intention to sue his parents for giving him life without his permission.

Supreme Court blocks law regulating Louisiana abortion doctors

Feb 7, 2019 - 09:03 pm .- The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals nearby to abortion clinics. The court issued a stay on Thursday evening.

Governor Cuomo, Cardinal Dolan continue war of words over abortion

Feb 7, 2019 - 05:04 pm .- More than two weeks after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law expanding legal protection for abortion, his battle with New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan continues in the op-ed pages of New York newspapers.

Venezuelan cardinal rejects Maduro's call for Vatican mediation

Feb 7, 2019 - 03:41 pm .- The Archbishop of Merida has ruled out Vatican mediation of the Venezuelan crisis after president Nicolas Maduro made public a letter to Pope Francis requesting intervention.

Why these high school students built a chapel and Marian shrine at a local school

Feb 7, 2019 - 01:47 pm .- When two Michigan high school students were planning for a community service project, they decided they wanted to help younger children learn to pray. So, they fundraised, designed, and managed the construction of a chapel and Marian shrine for the local Catholic middle school.

AG Nominee Barr clears committee ahead of final Senate vote

Feb 7, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 along party lines to advance attorney general nominee William Barr to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.

Judge rules for government in border chapel case

Feb 7, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The federal government is free to survey the land around a historic chapel in the Diocese of Brownsville, TX, a judge has ruled. The diocese has opposed the plan, which could lead to the construction of a portion of a border barrier between the United States and Mexico.

Trump talks life, religious freedom at National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 7, 2019 - 11:45 am .- President Donald Trump reiterated his support for the unborn and religious liberty at the National Prayer Breakfast, held Thursday morning.

Treat inmates with compassion, Pope Francis urges prison staff

Feb 7, 2019 - 09:24 am .- Often spaces of suffering, prisons should be places of hope and the possibility of redemption, Pope Francis told prison personnel Thursday, urging them to have compassion on the ‘wounds’ of their imprisoned brothers and sisters.

Has the birth control pill increased childbearing outside marriage?

Feb 7, 2019 - 12:03 am .- Access to the birth control pill in the U.S. has increased the births of children outside of marriage, especially among poor and minority women, according to a new study of the contraceptive’s historic effects.