Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Christian life is about showing up

In Philippines, brutal drug war prompts Catholic outcry

Catholic leaders have spoken out against a drug war that has left thousands dead, and the Philippines' new president is not taking the criticism well.

Snapchat's new guidelines will restrict sexually suggestive content

Snapchat users tired of frequently seeing scantily-clad members of the Kardashian family in Discover stories will be happy to hear that the popular social platform has heard their complaints.

There's a new leader of Opus Dei. Here's what he wants to do.

By Elise Harris and Kevin J. Jones
The new head of Opus Dei has been confirmed by Pope Francis, and his plan for the prelature is simple.

US House votes to permanently ban federal abortion funding

By Matt Hadro
The U.S. House of Representatives passed its first major pro-life bill of the new year on Tuesday, one which would solidify in law the current policy of no federal funding of abortions.

At Planned Parenthood, 'women's health' often does not include prenatal care

By Matt Hadro
Scalding new charges from a pro-life investigative group say that despite Planned Parenthood’s claims to be a premier women’s health care provider, the organization generally does not offer prenatal care.
 

Pope Francis: The Christian life is about showing up

By Hannah Brockhaus
To live a Christian life, we can’t run away or hide from God’s will, Pope Francis said Tuesday. Rather, we must continuously show up – speaking to God in prayer and striving to do his will.

Vatican sends team to Aleppo in support of those suffering from the war

by Hannah Brockhaus
On behalf of Pope Francis, the secretary of the new Vatican department for Promoting Integral Human Development made a six-day visit to the Syrian city of Aleppo, ravaged by years of conflict between rebels and pro-government forces.

Role of women a priority for Irish bishops during Vatican talks

By Elise Harris
The Irish bishops are just finishing up their first ad limina visit to Rome in 10 years – a time that’s been marked by a rapid increase in secularism, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the country's tragic clerical sex abuse crisis.

With an excess of bad news, Pope tells media to offer a message of hope

by Elise Harris
In his annual message to communicators around the world, Pope Francis again condemned the tendency for media to focus on the “bad news,” saying journalists, while being accurate, must also offer a message of hope.

After school shooting in Mexico, archbishop offers prayers

Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop offered his prayers and support.

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