The hunt for the remains of the first Filipino-born bishop

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Rome, Italy, Jul 20, 2019 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- A little over 100 years ago, the Catholic Church’s first Filipino-born bishop died while on a visit to Rome. Now, a group of Filipino priests are on the hunt for his remains. The search for Bishop Jorge Imperial Barlin’s bones began several years ago. Written records […]

The hunt for the remains of the first Filipino-born bishop

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Rome, Italy, Jul 20, 2019 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- A little over 100 years ago, the Catholic Church’s first Filipino-born bishop died while on a visit to Rome. Now, a group of Filipino priests are on the hunt for his remains. The search for Bishop Jorge Imperial Barlin’s bones began several years ago. Written records […]

Pope Francis Imposes Disciplinary Measures on Bishop Emeritus Michael J. Bransfield

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By Jim Fair Pope Francis has imposed disciplinary measures on Bishop Emeritus Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. The action was announced on July 19, 2019, by Apostolic Nunciature in Washington Pope Francis on September 13, 2018, accepted the resignation of Bishop Bransfield from the pastoral governance of the […]

Lord Alton: Abortion law imposed on N Ireland by UK Parliament

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Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The British Parliament is imposing its will on the citizens of Northern Ireland by passing legislation decriminalizing abortion there, one Catholic lawmaker says. “We know that the last vote to be held in the United Kingdom in any of the jurisdictions was in Northern Ireland, where […]

Lord Alton: Abortion law imposed on N Ireland by UK Parliament

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Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The British Parliament is imposing its will on the citizens of Northern Ireland by passing legislation decriminalizing abortion there, one Catholic lawmaker says. “We know that the last vote to be held in the United Kingdom in any of the jurisdictions was in Northern Ireland, where […]

Illinois to fund abortion clinics after Title X Protect Life Rule

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Springfield, Ill., Jul 19, 2019 / 04:08 pm (CNA).- Illinois will provide state funding to abortion clinics and clinics that refer for abortions in the light of new changes to Title X rules, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday. Earlier in the week, part of the “Protect Life Rule,” which created new eligibility guidelines for Title […]

Michigan considers two pro-life ballot initiatives

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Lansing, Mich., Jul 19, 2019 / 02:26 pm (CNA).- The Michigan Catholic Conference is urging state residents to support a petition drive for a ballot initiative to ban dilation and evacuation abortions, instead of a separate petition drive that seeks to ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The competing initiatives are backed […]

Vatican announces sanctions on disgraced Bishop Bransfield

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Wheeling, W.V., Jul 19, 2019 / 01:57 pm (CNA).- Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his former diocese. He must “make personal amends” for the harm he brought to the diocese, Pope Francis announced in a communique released on Friday […]

English bishop: Let’s be cautious responding to comatose girl’s situation

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London, England, Jul 19, 2019 / 11:05 am (CNA).- The English and Welsh bishops’ representative on life issues urged Thursday that the public be reserved in judgement on the case of Tafida Raqeeb, a comatose five-year-old whose parents want her transferred to Italy for treatment after UK doctors ordered the removal of “life-sustaining treatment.” Raqeeb […]