- Sep 19, 2020
After the National assembly in Ecuador approved a new “Organic Health Code,” the local bishops conference questioned its contents on abortion, the use of contraceptives by young girls, conscientious objection and the right to a sexual identity.
The lives and spirituality of the Redemptorists were woven into the ordination Mass of Baltimore’s new auxiliary, Bishop Bruce A. Lewandowski.
With several ex-presidents in jail and a history of decades of corruption plaguing the highest ranks of their government, the Peruvian Catholic bishops have decided to fight back at the grassroots, establishing a university course to educate students on the causes of corruption, and how to stop it.
Despite calls to put this year’s Synod of Bishops on hold due to ongoing abuse scandals effecting his papacy, Pope Francis has given no indication that he intends to call off the event, and with the publication of the official list of participants Saturday, the gathering seems set to proceed as planned.
In an Aug. 9 letter to the governor on behalf of the Catholic bishops of Florida, Michael Sheedy, executive director of the state’s Catholic conference, appealed to Scott to commute the death sentence for Jose Antonio Jimenez to a life sentence without parole.
As Iceland’s parliament continues to consider a bill that would bar circumcision for non-medical reasons, the head of the country’s Catholic diocese has expressed concerns over religious persecution.