Archive of February 11, 2019

NY archdiocese responds to Cardinal Spellman groping allegation

Feb 11, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York has said it had only recently learned of an allegation that the deeply influential Cardinal Francis Spellman groped a visiting West Point cadet in the 1960s, but says it will take the accusation seriously and has invited the accuser to contact the archdiocese.

Archbishop: 152 priests in Mexico removed for abuse in last 9 years

Feb 11, 2019 - 05:04 pm .- Over the past nine years, 152 priests in Mexico have been removed from ministry for sexual abuse of youth or vulnerable adults, the president of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference said Sunday.

Assisted suicide bill advances in New Jersey

Feb 11, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- New Jersey may become the next state to approve of physician-assisted suicide after the president of the state’s Senate replaced two members of a committee who had previously voted against a bill that would have legalized it in the state.

Prosecutor drops abortion charge against alleged murderer after NY abortion law

Feb 11, 2019 - 03:22 pm .- The district attorney for Queens County, New York, has reportedly dropped an unlawful abortion charge against a man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, citing a new state law that removed abortion from the criminal code.

Holy See receives Venezuelan opposition delegation

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:26 pm .- The Vatican Secretariat of State received Monday a delegation from Venezuela affiliated with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognized by the United States and a dozen other countries as the country’s interim president.

Catholic convert, anti-war Congressman Walter Jones dies at 76

Feb 11, 2019 - 10:45 am .- Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who represented North Carolina for 12 terms in the House of Representatives, passed away on Sunday - his 76th birthday.

Pope Francis to discuss 'Veritatis Gaudium' in Naples

Feb 11, 2019 - 06:49 am .- The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Naples in June to discuss the impact of the apostolic constitution, Veritatis Gaudium, on theological studies.