Friday, January 28, 2022

World Catholic News


Catholic bishops of Ukraine and Poland say Russia tensions pose ‘great danger’

Pray for peace and justice in Ukraine. God is the Lord of history and the Lover of Humankind. His grace changes the most hardened hearts.

Pro-Life Advocates Decry FDA Decision Allowing Women To Get Abortion Pills By Mail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted restrictions on mifepristone, a drug approved for use in medical abortions, on Thursday.

Pope Francis Prays for Strength for Victims, Relief Workers after Kentucky Tornado

Pope Francis prayed on December 13 that God would give gifts of strength and perseverance to rescue workers and all those affected by tornadoes which struck the South and Midwest of the United States December 10 and 11.

U.S. Bishops Condemn Abortion Funding in House-Passed Spending Bill

Leading U.S. bishops opposed last week the House passage of appropriations bills that fund abortions and exclude some existing conscience protections in health care.

PCC Commends Senate for Passage of Human Trafficking Bills

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference commended members of the Pennsylvania Senate for the passage of three bills on June 25, designed to fight human trafficking. The PCC supports these measures in its on-going efforts to tackle the problem.

Miami Catholics Unite in Prayer as Search Continues for Survivors of Building Collapse

As more deaths were confirmed over the weekend from a building collapse in South Florida, the local Catholic community is praying and trying to maintain hope amid the search for survivors.

U.S. Bishops Approve Drafting of Eucharist Document

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on a draft of a teaching document on the Eucharist.

Bishop Rhoades: ‘There’s a Great Need to Better Understand Eucharist’s Centrality’

In the months leading up to the U.S. Bishops’ spring general assembly held June 16-18, headlines in both secular and Catholic media focused primarily on one issue: the potential of a document on Eucharistic consistency and what that would mean in the political sphere.

‘Eucharistic Revival’ to Begin in 2022: ‘We Want to Start a Fire, Not a Program’

The bishops of the United States discussed on June 18 a program of “Eucharistic Revival” which will aim to foster deeper devotion and knowledge about the Eucharist nationwide beginning next summer.

U.S. Bishops Approve Action Items on Their Agenda at Spring Meeting

The Catholic bishops of the U.S. met for their Spring General Assembly, June 16-18 in a virtual format. Their meeting agenda included votes on nine action items.

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