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Sep 19, 2019 - 07:46 am .- After Fr. James Martin, SJ, spoke at a Philadelphia university, the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution about the priest’s message, especially regarding the possibility that Catholic teaching on sexuality might change.
Sep 19, 2019 - 07:30 am .- In an audience Thursday with members of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches, Pope Francis said that “canon law is essential for ecumenical dialogue.”
Sep 19, 2019 - 03:17 am .- During times of scandal and confusion, Catholics should strive for personal holiness and fidelity to the Church, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said in a talk last week.
Sep 19, 2019 - 12:00 am .- A book on papal communication aims to connect the history of the Vatican’s communications office with the theology of the Second Vatican Council.
Sep 18, 2019 - 10:00 pm .- The Diocese of Brooklyn is partnering with the New York Police Department to find a woman suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage to a Catholic parish in Queens over the last two weeks.
Sep 18, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Six weeks after a Pew Research study found that only one-third of Catholics in the US believe that the bread and wine become at Mass the body and blood of Christ, bishops across the country are writing to the faithful in the hopes of educating them about this central tenet of the Catholic faith.
Sep 18, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The Panamanian bishops expressed their support last week for a bill that would allow parents to register their children who were miscarried, as this would help “the parents alleviate the pain and make more bearable their mourning over the loss” of their baby.
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:34 pm .- Once a man is ordained a priest for the Catholic Church, he acts, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “in persona Christi capitis”: in the person of Christ the Head.
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York is facing fresh calls for his resignation, after a local news organization commissioned a poll that suggests a majority of Catholics and lapsed Catholics in the diocese would like to see him step down because of his alleged mishandling of clerical sexual abuse cases.
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The German bishops seem poised to press ahead with plans for a “synodal assembly,” despite criticism of the plan from Curial offices and the pope himself.
Sep 18, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine, has expressed his disappointment at the failure of efforts to force a public vote on the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and taxpayer-funded abortion in the state.
Sep 18, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The report from the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, found that the total number of abortions fell by 196,000 over the past six years.
Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- A bill to decriminalize abortion in all cases of rape failed in the Ecuadorian legislature Tuesday, amid opposition from the Church and civil organizations.
Sep 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm .- One year ago, Fr. Luigi Macalli was abducted in the middle of the night, from his parish Church in Niger. The priest remains missing, and his friends and family say they have no idea where he is.
Sep 18, 2019 - 11:40 am .- Robert Destro, a law professor at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, was confirmed by the Senate as the next Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:34 am .- Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal, because she is sustained by the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:00 am .- A dispute has developed between Facebook fact checkers and a pro-life group about whether abortion is ever medically necessary. One philosophy professor suggested the key to resolving the discussion lies in a clear definition of abortion.
Sep 18, 2019 - 12:39 am .- The Oklahoma County District Court has denied a motion to pause a law banning a common abortion procedure during the second trimester.
Sep 17, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Last week the Austin City Council voted to provide funding for costs associated with abortion, a move that was protested by the city's bishop when it was proposed in August.
Sep 17, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- With the end-of-the-month deadline for Congress to pass legislation to fund the federal government fast approaching, lawmakers remain at odds over a series of issues, including key pro-life policies, making the need for a short-term extension agreement likely.