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June 05, 2019
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 05, 2019
The Catholic Herald is a venerable Catholic magazine, and I was honored to join them as a Contributing Editor earlier this year. I was so honored, in fact, that I wanted to do something to help boost the magazine in America. The promotional idea we came up was the Daily Herald, and the response has
June 05, 2019
Efforts to restrict abortion in the U.S. have drawn strong denunciations from a senior United Nations official, who called recent pro-life laws “torture” and “violence against women.” Kate Gilmore, an Australian who serves as U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the U.K. newspaper The Guardian that new laws limiting abortion in some U.S. states run
June 05, 2019
The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference has been accused of mishandling an allegation of sexual coercion made against his former vicar general. A Texas woman says that Cardinal Daniel DiNardo permitted the priest, who she says sexually coerced her, to transfer to another diocese and continue in ministry, after she was promised that he
June 05, 2019
The legal team for Cardinal George Pell set out its case for appeal at the Supreme Court of Victoria Wednesday morning. Judges heard the opening arguments for the defense as they sought leave to appeal. Bret Walker SC, arguing on June 4, told the three-judge Court of Appeal, led by Chief Justice Anne Feguson, that
June 05, 2019
Nigeria’s bishops have called for an “urgent intervention” to tackle rising insecurity. Between 1950 and 1980 there were abuse allegations against three Taizé brothers, prior Frère Alois has disclosed (French full text). Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has been accused of reassigning a priest who allegedly manipulated a woman into a sexual relationship. Pope Francis has reportedly
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