anti-abortion activist rhode island Just months after a court overturned a nearly 50-year-old ruling, it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue of fetal personality. Law vs Wade A precedent that established the constitutional right to abortion. On September 13, the group Catholic for Life filed a 46-page petition asking the court to “clarify whether the fetus is entitled to appear in court.” In 2019, Catholics for Life and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit, alleging that a state law codifying abortion rights was passed that year. egg You have violated your rights as a citizen of Rhode Island. Two of her plaintiffs were fetuses, her 15-week-old fetus alive and her 34-week-old fetus viable. In November 2019, a Rhode Island judge dismissed the Catholics’ appeal. The group has not been successful since appealing that decision.
France fails to extradite former missionary accused of sexual abuse despite pleas from Inuit delegation to send Father Johannes Livoire, now 92, back to France Canada. “In accordance with constitutional tradition, France will not extradite its own citizens,” Justice Minister Eric Dupont Moretti told them, but Paris will help investigate the case. At least three abuse accusations against minors in Nunavut dating back more than 50 years have exceeded the French statute of limitations. Canada issued an arrest warrant for Father Rivoire and demanded his extradition. His command, Oblate of the Immaculate Mary, also ordered him to follow, but he refused. Father Rivoire continued to deny allegations of abuse when he received a delegation of five people in Lyon, where he lives in a nursing home. The Inuit also met French monastic and religious council officials. The former missionary returned home in 1993 after the charges were filed.
member of Brazilian The bishops’ conference has a meeting with the candidates for the national elections on October 2nd. They expressed their contribution to building a fairer and more united nation, emphasizing the church’s nonpartisan position. Topics covered include environmental considerations, social exclusion, and poverty. The first meeting between Archbishop Hualmor Oliveira de Azevedo of Belo Horizonte and vice-presidential candidate Gerard Alcumin took place on September 13. Next Sunday’s general election will elect a president and vice president, renew the House and Senate, and elect 27 governors. The polarizing and sometimes violent electoral campaign is largely centered around the election of a new president. Among the 12 candidates, the main candidates are the incumbent right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro and the left-wing leader Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who was president from 2003 until 2011. The bishops called on Brazilians to “vote with conscience and responsibility, a project of candidates who, at every stage, will devote themselves to the integral defense of life, not forgetting human and social rights and our common home. Choose.”
of Cuban The government expelled the country’s Jesuit superiors. “On the morning of September 13, David His Father Pantaleon, the superior of the Cuban Jesuits, left the island because his residence permit was not renewed,” the Latin American Jesuits said in a statement. . The Dominican priest emphasized that he was a human rights advocate as well as a Jesuit and was also president of the Cuban Religious Men and Women’s Congress, which has accompanied prisoners and their families.
Joséba Segura Echezaraga, Bishop of Bilbao, Spain Pope Francis announced last week that he has ordered a new formal process to investigate allegations of abuse. Opus dei Gastelleta School of VizcayaIt involves José María Martínez Sanz, a numerary member of Opus Dei and a lay teacher.Ecclesiastical courts are overseen by bishops and other elders Church official. Allegations of abuse dated back to 2009 and 2011, and Martinez was convicted in a secular court. him and tOpus Dei priests have rejected allegations of abuse. A minor involved in the case wrote to the Pope earlier this year asking him to reopen the case and received a handwritten letter saying a tribunal would be appointed.
native opera star Hong Kong After his recent death, he publicly apologized for his praise of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Law Kar-ying posted a selfie to Instagram while standing in line to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth at the British Consulate in Hong Kong. The post sparked outrage among nationalists. Law then posted a video apology, expressing his regret for “making her mourning remarks without consideration.”
state government Indian The southern state of Karnataka has passed a law criminalizing proselytizing. The state legislative council passed the controversial Karnataka Religious Freedom Rights Bill on September 15. Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore, He, who heads the regional bishops’ forum, has described the law as “irrelevant and malicious” and “intended to separate Christians from other religious minorities.”Freedom of religion is a constitutional right in India.
The European Parliament condemned the growing suppression of the Catholic Church. NicaraguaThe resolution passed on 15 September It called for the “arbitrary arrest” of Bishop Rolando Alvarez of Matagalpa and the “immediate and unconditional release of him and others and the nullification of all legal proceedings against them.” emphasized Earlier this year, Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, Apostolic Ambassador of Poland.
Damage caused by heavy rains in western Japan in August and September Sierra Leone, led to the director of Caritas Freetown appealing to communities to protect the environment and avoid irresponsible waste. I will continue to appeal to people,” said Father Peter Conte. He was investigating the damage to a school run by Caritas Freetown to help girls from vulnerable families. Debris blocked the drainage of rainwater, and the water carried heavy rocks and other debris, damaging school buildings.
Rise of water systems Disease following floods that have already killed 1,500 people Pakistanrequest urgent assistance from the bishops of His three bishops, whose dioceses were most affected by the recent deadly monsoon floods, appealed for more funding to provide emergency food, repair damaged homes and medical supplies. . Samson Shukaruddin, Bishop of Hyderabad, Sindh, said the funds would help drain the flooded land and procure medicines to combat the rise of malaria, dengue and cholera. and feared that “the slave labor that exists in Sindh will increase”.
The court arranged the former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is suspected of involvement in the 2019 Easter massacre, three of which took place in churches. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has filed a private complaint filed by Father Cyril Gamini Fernando and Jesraj Ganeshan, members of the National Catholic Commission for Justice for the Victims of the Easter Sunday Attacks. instructed him to appear in court on 14 October. A blast at the church where he was worshiping injured his leg. Cardinal Malcolm Rungis, Archbishop of Colombo, has accused Sirisena of not responding to warnings about the attack that killed 280 people and injured hundreds.
Marvel Parish of the South Philippines and Catholic social activists are celebrating last week’s decision by the local government in Cotabato, southern Mindanao, to revoke mining permits for the controversial Tampacan gold and copper quarries. Marvel’s Bishop Cerrillo Casicas has long called for public vigilance “against the South Cotabato open pit mining laws.”a huge mine About 4,000 indigenous people will be displaced, rivers will be polluted, and forests and farmlands will be destroyed. Catholic clergy, meanwhile, took part in protest rallies before the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law on September 21, 1972.
Catholic Women’s Congregation in pennsylvania argued in a federal appeals court on Sept. 15 that the sisters’ religious liberty rights were violated when a private oil company seized the sisters’ farmland in 2018 to build a natural gas pipeline. . In Lancaster County, Transco’s blatant disregard and stomping of worshipers’ religious beliefs is flowing as well,” said Blood of Christ worshiper Sister Dani Brod outside a federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Citing the Natural Gas Act, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allowed pipeline company Williams/Transco to seize a sister-owned cornfield that was in the pipeline’s path. . The sisters are appealing an October 2021 federal judge’s ruling that dismissed their lawsuit, which they claimed the pipeline “defiles the sacred nature of their property.”
of Vatican will hold a competition to select an original composition for the official hymn of the Catholic Church for Jubilee Year 2025. The Evangelical Office of the Vatican invited participants to set to music provided texts that express the essence of the Jubilee celebrations. Compositions must be original and unpublished. Hymns are intended to have a liturgical purpose and must be able to be sung by the congregation and members of the church. scholastic cantrum. The deadline for entries is March 25, 2023. The application form from January is as follows. www.iubilaeum2025.va/en/inno.html