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June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019
A British court has ruled that a mother must be forced to have an abortion. The mother, who cannot be named, is in her 20s, but has been diagnosed with a “moderately severe” learning disorder which means she has a mental age between six and nine. The Press Association reports that her unborn child is
June 21, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that new Title X rules, that prohibit funds from going to clinics that perform abortions or provide abortion referrals, can go into effect. The June 20 decision, issued from the bench in San Francisco, means that Planned Parenthood will stand to lose about $60 million in
June 21, 2019
In Naples Friday Pope Francis delivered a speech calling for theological dialogue with Islam and Judaism in pontifical universities as part of “a theology of dialogue and acceptance.” “Theology students should be educated in dialogue with Judaism and Islam to understand the common roots and differences of our religious identities, and thus contribute more effectively
June 21, 2019
Cardinal Francis Arinze celebrated Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the feast of Corpus Christi in London on Thursday. The cardinal celebrated the Mass at the church of Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, in Covent Garden at the opening of the church’s 40 hours devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. This page is available to
June 21, 2019
“The cross is undoubtedly a Christian symbol,” Justice Alito remarked in his lead opinion defending the 32-foot-tall Latin Cross, erected in 1925 in Bladensburg, Maryland in memory of 49 area soldiers. Just imagine their world, only a hundred years ago. Americans sacrificed their lives for the common good of their country, and so their friends
June 21, 2019
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis announced Thursday that a local Jesuit high school will no longer be recognized as a Catholic school, due to a disagreement about the employment of a teacher who attempted to contract a same-sex marriage. “All those who minister in Catholic educational institutions carry out an important ministry in communicating the fullness
June 21, 2019
The Archdiocese of Birmingham protected the reputation of the Church at the expense of abuse victims, a government inquiry has claimed. The investigation by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded that, especially in the 1990s, the archdiocese was “driven by a determination to protect the reputation of the Church”. In the cases of two
June 21, 2019
Having blogged about The Missionary of Wall Street recently, I was keen to ask its author, Stephen Auth, some questions about his intriguing “mission”. For a start, is he still working on Wall Street? Very much so, he tells me: “Many of the skills one develops as a missionary of the Lord – perseverance, self-mastery,