Archive of February 8, 2019

Why Christians can criticize 'Green New Deal', but can't dodge 'green' politics

Feb 8, 2019 - 06:38 pm .- A joint congressional resolution for a “Green New Deal” is the latest effort aiming to apply political solutions to environmental problems. Whatever the merits of the proposal, one theologian says, Christians must think hard about what their faith says about environmental policy.

Analysis: Archbishop McCarrick, Bishop Zanchetta, Pope Francis, and the Vatican abuse summit

Feb 8, 2019 - 05:43 pm .- A long-awaited summit on sexual abuse will take place at the Vatican two weeks from now.

Bill to repeal permanently Mexico City Policy introduced in US Congress

Feb 8, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Two Democrats in the U.S. Congress this week reintroduced a bill that would permanently repeal the Mexico City Policy, a regulation that is seen as a barometer of U.S. presidents’ abortion politics.

Muslim denied presence of imam at his execution in Alabama

Feb 8, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- A Muslim man convicted of murder has been executed in Alabama without his imam present, despite the man’s requests to have his spiritual advisor with him during his execution.

Müller delivers ‘manifesto’ on Catholic teaching

Feb 8, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- A former prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has weighed in on the Church’s theological debates regarding the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried Catholics and by non-Catholic Christians, as well as speaking about the ordination of women to the priesthood and other theological issues.

University of Dallas names Ryan Anderson as first Catholic Social Thought fellow

Feb 8, 2019 - 03:24 pm .- The University of Dallas has announced the creation of the St. John Paul II Social Thought Teaching Fellowship, with Dr. Ryan Anderson as the first fellow in the role.

First official Virginia March for Life to be held in April

Feb 8, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Virginia March for Life is being organized by a partnership between The Family Foundation, Virginia Catholic Conference, the Virginia Society for Human Life, and the national March for Life.

Rubio: Blocking aid to Venezuela is a 'crime against humanity'

Feb 8, 2019 - 01:50 pm .- Sen. Marco Rubio has called the humanitarian and political impasse in Venezuela “unsustainable,” and compared blocking food and medical aid from entering the country to war crimes.

Pope Francis celebrates Missionaries of Africa's 150 years of service

Feb 8, 2019 - 11:19 am .- In mid-nineteenth century Algeria, a French bishop sought to share the Gospel among the local Africans living in his diocese by forming a community that adopted the traditional dress in Algiers -- a white cassock with a red fez.

Washington state bishops support repeal of death penalty

Feb 8, 2019 - 03:04 am .- The Catholic bishops of Washington state are expressing support for a senate bill that would repeal the death penalty.