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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arkansas abortion law

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court’s decision May 29 not to hear a case against an Arkansas abortion law, thus letting the state’s restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs stand, will have broad impact, say those on both sides of the issue. The National Right to Life organization said on its website that the court’s decision “has potentially nationwide implications” […]


Hawaii parishioners displaced by lava ask for prayers

HONOLULU—Paul and Rose Utes, members of Sacred Heart Parish in Pahoa, had to leave their home when lava from the Kilauea eruptions moved into their section of the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna on the Big Island. At the time they heard the mandatory evacuation order, the couple, who own Black Rock Cafe in Pahoa, […]


Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation. “It is a gift to be cherished with care” and to follow with docility, “letting oneself be molded like wax from the burning love” of the Holy Spirit, the pope […]


Irish bishop hopes papal visit can help bring healing after abortion vote

DUBLIN—An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’ August visit can help bring healing after a divisive referendum that will pave the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks’ gestation. In a May 25 referendum, voters opted by a margin of 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent to remove the right to life of […]


Medal of Honor recipient now advocates for vets with PTSD

WASHINGTON—Capt. Gary M. Rose, awarded the Medal of Honor in 2017 for extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, now sees one of his most important personal missions as being an advocate for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. “Every person who’s been to combat, or has had to clean up the mess from combat, has […]


Dominican Sister Barbara Hubbard dies at 87

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN—Dominican Sister Barbara Hubbard, formerly known as Sister Alice Josepha Hubbard, died on May 18, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 87, and in the 67th year with the Adrian Dominican Congregation. The Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Catherine Chapel on May 23, with burial in the congregation cemetery. Sister […]


Pope: Cheating workers out of just wages, benefits is mortal sin

VATICAN CITY—Loving wealth destroys the soul, and cheating people of their just wages and benefits is a mortal sin, Pope Francis said. Jesus did not mince words when he said, “Woe to you who are rich,” after listing the Beatitudes as written according to St. Luke, the pope said in a morning homily. If anyone […]


Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero, and four others in Rome Oct. 14

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints Oct. 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, an institution Blessed Paul revived. The date was announced May 19 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes […]


Pope: Church is a mother who nurtures, like Mary

VATICAN CITY—Without its feminine dimension, the Catholic Church risks becoming an old boys club and incapable of love, Pope Francis said. The church must “remain female” and “have this attitude of a wife and mother” who nurtures her children, the pope said in his homily May 21 during a morning Mass commemorating the feast of […]


Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

HOUSTON—In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would “unite to support and offer healing to those affected.” “As a society, we must strive for a way to end such acts of senseless gun violence in our schools and communities,” […]


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