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June 11, 2019
Several cardinals, bishops, and priests, have said they will return money given to them by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, the former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, after an article published by the Washington Post reported lavish spending and gift-giving by the West Virginia bishop. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Vatican Prefect of the Dicastery for
June 11, 2019
On Monday morning, a priest in Wrocław, Poland was stabbed while on his way to celebrate Mass. Fr Ireneusz Bakalarczyk was approached by a homeless man before 7 a.m. and stabbed in the chest and abdomen, as reported by Polish news channel TVP Info. The 48-year-old priest was taken to the hospital, where he underwent
June 05, 2019
Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has died at the age of 90. A press release from the Academy for Life says “Since the establishment of the Pontifical Academy on February 11 1994, Cardinal Sgreccia has been the protagonist and courageous, wise heart of our institution, supporting and promoting the
June 05, 2019
Pro-life organizations are calling for a boycott of Netflix after the media company announced its opposition to Georgia’s ‘heartbeat law.’ Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, told an Atlanta news station that Netflix would rethink its business in Georgia and support attempts to strike down the legislation, which bans abortion at the time
June 04, 2019
New Zealand Cardinal John Dew has said it is time to stop calling priests “father.” In an April newsletter, Dew said that ending the use of the title “father” could be “the beginning of the reform in the Church” in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal. Since then, Dew told New Zealand media outlet
June 04, 2019
Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his conviction for sexual abuse of minors will be heard by the Australian state of Victoria’s supreme court on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. In December 2018, Pell was convicted of five charges of child sexual abuse and was sentenced to six years in prison in March. Pell’s conviction
January 01, 1970
Today three judges of the Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case of an abortion clinic safe zone being challenged in court. In April 2018, Ealing councilors unanimously passed a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), creating a buffer zone that prevented pro-life demonstrators from gathering within 100 meters of the Marie Stopes clinic.
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