Historic mission bell removed from California college

Historic mission bell removed from California college

CNA—A university in California removed a bell last week after a Native American group claimed the historic piece was disrespectful to their heritage.  Catholic Business Journal wonders what this or that group’s “offense” and “disrespect” have to do with objective historic fact and feat at all. History is, well, just that, history — an objective…
Religious freedom laws ‘more necessary than ever,’ Congress hears

Religious freedom laws ‘more necessary than ever,’ Congress hears

CNA—The House Committee on Education and Labor heard testimony June 25 on the Do No Harm Act, a proposed measure to limit the application of landmark religious freedom legislation.  The Do No Harm Act proposes to limit the application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Critics of the measure warned Tuesday that tampering with…
Doctors promised disabled woman ‘new doll’ after planned forced abortion

Doctors promised disabled woman ‘new doll’ after planned forced abortion

London, England, Jun 25, 2019—CNA—Following a decision by the Court of Appeals in England to overturn an order for a forced abortion on a disabled woman, new details have emerged about the case. Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for the enforced abortion by promising her a new doll after…
Seven New Bishops Beatified in Romania: Who are they?

Seven New Bishops Beatified in Romania: Who are they?

Vatican News—All seven of the Greek-Catholic bishops were arrested in 1948. All of them were imprisoned and left to die of hunger, exposure, disease, or the effects of hard labor, and then buried in unmarked graves. The liturgical chair used during the Divine Liturgy in Blaj on Sunday, was made from the wooden planks of…
Polish priest ordained after cancer diagnosis dies

Polish priest ordained after cancer diagnosis dies

CNA—A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday. Fr. Michal Los, FDP, died June 17 in the morning, the Congregation of the Orionine Fathers said in a Facebook post. “We believe that he met with the Risen Christ whom he so desperately wanted…
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