Euthanasia in Belgium

Defying Vatican,
Belgian Religious Continue 
To Offer Euthanasia
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sepember 12, 2017 -- The board of the Belgian Brothers of Charity announced Tuesday it will continue offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centres, despite being ordered by the Vatican to stop doing so.


'Anti-Catholic Bigotry' Concerns as
Judicial Nominee Questioned about Faith
WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2017 -- A Catholic nominee to a federal circuit court faced hostile questions about her faith from U.S. senators on Wednesday, prompting outrage from Catholic leaders.


A Bioethicist's Take on
Child Cancer Treatment that
Uses Gene Therapy
WASHINGTON, DC, Sepember 7, 2017  (CNA/EWTN News).- A genetic modification therapy designed for treating pediatric leukemia has drawn both praise and caution from a Catholic bioethicist, after recently being approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


Cardinal Robert SarahCardinal Sarah Says Fr. Martin's
LGBT Outreach Falls Short
NEW YORK CITY, September 1, 2017 (CNA/EWTN News) -- Catholic outreach to LGBT individuals must always include the truth about Catholic teaching and chastity, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an article responding to Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin.


US State Department
Recognizes ISIS Genocide
WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2017 -- Religious freedom advocates were heartened by the State Department recognizing in its annual religious freedom report released Tuesday the genocide of Christians by the Islamic State.


RAISE Act
Will Weaken Family Bonds

Says U.S. Catholic Bishops Chairman
WASHINGTON August 2, 2017 —The Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, says that the newly proposed RAISE Act would cause our nation to turn its back on those setting out to build better lives, weaken family bonds and impact the nation's ability to respond to those in crisis.  Bishop Vásquez's full statement follows:  


The Marian Heart of America:
Our Lady of Guadalupe and
Our “Post-Christian” Society
NAPA, CA, July 31, 2017 --  I want to begin by looking at the cultural moment we find ourselves in. The signs of the times. Second, I am going to suggest that we need to see our present situation in light of the “event” of Guadalupe, I believe that in this event, we can see God’s “vision” — his plans and purposes — for the Church in the Americas.


Vatican Official, at UN,
Emphasizes ‘Right to Remain in One’s Homeland'
NEW YORK, July 25, 2017, (Catholic World News) A Vatican official addressed a UN meeting on migrants and development and emphasized “the right to remain in one’s homeland in dignity, peace, and security.”


To Understand Pope Francis,
You Have to Understand the Jesuits
ROME, June 25, 2017 -- Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its importance to the Pope's Jesuit formation.


Trump Nominee Wrote on 
Catholic Judges and  The Death Penalty
SOUTH BEND, IN, May 11, 2017  -- Among the newly announced federal judges selected by President Donald Trump is a Catholic law professor who once co-wrote a law review article on Catholic judges sitting over death penalty cases. 



Christian Genocide Survivors
Deserve Support and Priority

COMMENTARY, February 20, 2017 -- When I visited Erbil, Iraq, in December with a congressional delegation determined to find out why Christians had often been excluded from U.S. aid programs, Archbishop Nicodemus Daoud of Mosul told us that Americans generally care more about endangered frogs than about endangered Christian communities. 


Can We End Need for Abortion?
Organization Aims to Find Out
DENVER, February 9, 2017 -- Women's healthcare is reaching a new dawn in the state of Colorado, courtesy of a new Catholic Charities initiative whose goal is to eliminate abortion from the definition of women's healthcare. 


Archbishop Chaput on Trump Policy
People First: Refugees, Immigrants
And Executive Orders

PHILADELPHIA, February 1, 2017 (CNA)  -- At the heart of Catholic social teaching lie two principles: concern for the common good and respect for the individual human being. An example: Catholic prison ministry doesn’t dispute the need for punishment under the law to secure the safety of the public. But it also refuses to abandon the prisoner, affirms his continuing dignity and seeks his rehabilitation. 


President Trump Restores
Pro-life Mexico City Policy
WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (CNA/EWTN News) -- On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, an international pro-life regulation that is generally seen as an indicator of an incoming president’s views on abortion.




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