News
Updated: July 28th, 2015
Ethical issues arise from California center's 'undercover' videos
MIKE NELSON Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
OXNARD, Calif. (CNS) -- The use of "undercover" reporting tactics by a California pro-life group in an attempt to expose suspected illegal actions by Planned Parenthood doctors pertaining solicitation of funds for the acquisition of fetal tissue has stirred discussion and debate. In recent weeks, t...
JONATHAN LUXMOORE Catholic News Service
Monday, 03 August 2015
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- A Ukrainian bishop said a Russian-backed separatist rebellion has plunged his country into its worst humanitarian crisis since World War II and warned that "millions of refugees" could soon head for Europe to escape starvation...
Sunday, 02 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Seven presidential candidates have responded to a call from anti-poverty advocates by submitting brief videos outlining their plans to address poverty. The videos, delivered to an umbrella organization known as the Circle of Prot...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Saturday, 01 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A federal judge ruled July 24 that the government's immigrant family detention system violates a settlement agreement dating to 1997 over how juveniles in the custody of the immigration agency are treated. Advocates for the thous...
MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service
Thursday, 30 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America's decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national lev...
ABBEY JAROMA Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
A new Gallup poll shows that the favorability rating for the pontiff among U.S. respondents is now about 59 percent, down from 76 percent in early 2014 and close to the 58 percent rating Americans gav...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration. Accompanied by two Polish teenagers who wo...
Catholic News Service
Monday, 27 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- San Francisco's archbishop said the recent "senseless killing" of a young woman in that city allegedly by a man in the U.S. illegally is "a horrible tragedy" but should not be used...
Catholic News Service
Sunday, 26 July 2015
LAFAYETTE, La. (CNS) -- Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded. ...
CHERIE SPINO, Chronicle Writer
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Editor's Note: This is the last in a seven-part series on local Catholics who heed Pope Francis' call to care for our common home. MARIA STEIN—When you’re sitting in a hospital waiting room miles...