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November 08, 2019
A Catholic bishop in the Philippines is drawing attention to the ongoing problem of child labor in the country, urging a cooperative effort to eliminate the factors driving children into often dangerous working conditions. “The situation of the suffering children and those who are deprived of their rights and dignity leave a great challenge to
November 07, 2019
The unlikely friendship between a controversial abortion doctor and a local Catholic shows the impact of encounter and friendship in spreading the Gospel, an Indiana priest said after the abortionist’s death. On Sept. 16, police launched an investigation after more than 2,000 remains of aborted children were found at the former home of abortion doctor
November 06, 2019
The British government launched Monday a public consultation on a proposed framework for the legal provision of abortion in Northern Ireland. It proposes that elective abortions be available up to 12 or 14 weeks gestation. “With a legal duty now placed on the Government to change the abortion law in Northern Ireland, this consultation focuses
November 05, 2019
Chinese authorities have offered a compensation to a Catholic community for the destruction of their church. The offer comes after parishioners barricaded themselves in the Church building overnight in protest of the demolition. In an apparent concession to the protestors, government officials have agreed to provide a piece of land for the church to be
November 05, 2019
Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino has said that if the administration of Nicolas Maduro “truly had love for Venezuela they would have already left power.” In an interview published by the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, Cardinal Urosa, Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas, noted that the Maduro administration “has really led the country to a terrible ruin
November 05, 2019
After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined efforts to identify these victims. On Oct. 23, the bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in a refrigerated lorry trailer at an industrial site in Grays, fewer than 15 miles south of
November 05, 2019
A cathedral in southwestern France was robbed of chalices and other religious items after a gang rammed open the door of the church with a specially-outfitted car early in the morning of November 4. At approximately 2 a.m., a car outfitted with a battering ram was driven into the door of Cathedral Sainte-Marie d’Oloron, breaking
November 04, 2019
The disrespectful treatment of aborted babies’ human remains by abortion doctors, demands federal action, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has said in the wake of news reports about abortion doctors’ “disturbing” practices. “Whether you support or oppose legalized abortion, I hope you will agree that these human bodies should not be wantonly discarded as
November 01, 2019
It is fitting for Catholics to go to confession on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and to pray for the dead, the head of the Apostolic Penitentiary said in a letter published on October 29. “Therefore, let us go, indeed run to the confessional in these holy days! We humbly and devoutly, joyfully
October 30, 2019
Voters must hold politicians responsible for failing to stop the British Parliament’s radical expansion of legal abortion in Northern Ireland, the region’s Catholic bishops have said. “This is a tragic day for the unborn children who will now never bless our world with their unique and precious lives. It is also a sad day for
October 27, 2019
The meeting for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region has approved a final document which calls for the ordination of married men as priests and for women to be considered for diaconal ordination. The 33-page document, approved Oct. 26, is the result of a three-week meeting in Rome. The synod’s 181 voting members,
October 25, 2019
A Northern Ireland doctor opposed to abortion said he collected the signatures of 911 health care professionals in the region who will refuse to perform abortions under a new measure that legalized the procedure. Dr. Andrew Cupples, a general physician in Northern Ireland, collected the signatures for a letter he sent to the Northern Ireland