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January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019
The Holy See has granted that a plenary indulgence may be obtained by those who participate in the National Prayer Vigil for Life or other sacred celebrations surrounding the March for Life, being held Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. “The Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See has granted a plenary indulgence that may be obtained,
January 15, 2019
For the last six months, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has managed to keep his head above water amid dogged and persistent criticism of his leadership. The cardinal managed to draw praise from the pope even while his priests and parishioners called for his ouster from Washington, DC, and he managed to remain in a leadership position
January 15, 2019
Judges in California and Pennsylvania have issued injunctions against a Trump administration rule that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor and similar groups to claim a religious exemption against the Department of Health and Human Services so-called Contraception Mandate. Judge Haywood Gilliam of the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a preliminary
January 15, 2019
After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped from the famous Trevi Fountain will not be used to pay for city council maintenance projects, but instead will continue to go to Caritas, a Catholic charity that helps Rome’s poor and homeless. “Caritas and all the thousands of people it
January 15, 2019
Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The cardinal also said that his recent denials of knowledge concerning McCarrick’s alleged misdeeds pertained only to the sexual abuse of minors. In a January 12 letter to priests, Wuerl said that in 2004
January 15, 2019
Bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have urged the UN Security Council to pressure the nation’s electoral commission to publish voting data. Chilean bishops’ have briefed Pope Francis on their efforts to tackle the abuse crisis. The Holy See has been named as a defendant in a new lawsuit in Guam. Marc Santora
January 15, 2019
This week I will leave work and home behind and head to Washington, D.C., to take part in a public demonstration against the greatest human rights abuse of our times.  As I have every year since I became president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, I will attend the March for Life with 500 of our
January 15, 2019
The Very Reverend Monsignor Gerard McKay, Prelate Auditor (Judge) of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, died on December 29, 2018, at the Casa di Cura Pio XI in Rome after a long battle with cancer. The Funeral Mass for Monsignor McKay was offered on January 4, 2019, at 11:00 A.M., at the Basilica
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