RSSNews

Archbishop Naumann calls Senate rejection of pro-life bills ‘appalling’

Archbishop Naumann calls Senate rejection of pro-life bills ‘appalling’

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

By blocking two pro-life bills from going to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote, senators “failed to advance two critical human rights reforms that most Americans strongly support,” the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said late Feb. 25.

Continue Reading

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

| Michael Swan | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L’Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.

Continue Reading

Preparing for the needs of an aging Minnesota

Preparing for the needs of an aging Minnesota

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Good fences make good neighbors,” Robert Frost wrote mischievously in his poem, “Mending Wall.” Anna and Curtis Pribula of Fridley might beg to differ.

Continue Reading

Mahtomedi students create ecosystem in the classroom

Mahtomedi students create ecosystem in the classroom

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A group of elementary students gathered around teacher Jill Ryan in the science lab at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School in Mahtomedi Feb. 12.
After listening to her instructions, they joined in a loud cheer to kick off their classwork:
“One, two, three — aquaponics!”

Continue Reading

Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

There was a buzz before the 5:15 p.m. Mass Feb. 22 at
St. Joseph in Waconia, as seven couples with corsages and floral bouquets gathered for the processional with Father Stan Mader, the pastor.

Continue Reading

‘My life just isn’t as valuable as others’: Woman sues British government

‘My life just isn’t as valuable as others’: Woman sues British government

| Simon Caldwell | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A woman with Down syndrome will take the British government to court in an attempt to change a law that permits abortions up to birth of children considered to be “seriously handicapped.”

Continue Reading

Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ashes not only symbolize humanity’s frail mortality but are also a reminder of God’s infinite love of people, whom he created from dust, Pope Francis said.

Continue Reading

Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI

Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI

| Carol Glatz | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Pontifical Academy for Life has invited the leaders of Microsoft and IBM — two of the world’s leading developers of AI software — to sign a charter calling for an ethical framework and guidelines for the field of artificial intelligence.

Continue Reading

Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Feb. 24 upheld the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” that enforces the Title X rule banning taxpayer funds from being used to promote or provide abortion as family planning.

Continue Reading

University of Notre Dame revokes awards given to L’Arche founder Vanier

University of Notre Dame revokes awards given to L’Arche founder Vanier

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of Notre Dame Feb. 23 revoked the Notre Dame Award that was conferred upon Jean Vanier in 1994 after the L’Arche organization he established found credible allegations that Vanier sexually exploited six women. Vanier was the recipient of the third Notre Dame Award for worldwide humanitarian service. The university established the award in […]

Continue Reading

East Africa fears prolonged locust invasion as eggs hatch from first wave

East Africa fears prolonged locust invasion as eggs hatch from first wave

| Fredrick Nzwili | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

In this remote village about 200 miles east of Nairobi, residents — some Catholics — were fearing a new wave of desert locusts, as millions of eggs the insects laid earlier began to hatch.

Continue Reading

High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

| Carol Zimmermann | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Feb. 24 that in its next term it will examine if the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic social services agency from the city’s foster care program because the agency will not accept same-sex couples as foster parents.

Continue Reading