U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics

By Carol Zimmerman

Catholic News Service

June 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have hospital admitting privileges.

With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. 'just lost,' says pro-lifer

By Kurt Jensen

Catholic News Service

June 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Just after 10 a.m. June 27 in Washington, Kristan Hawkins, director of Students for Life, made an announcement to her small rally in front of the Supreme Court: "Women across America just lost!" Her comments followed the court issuing its decision to strike down restrictions on Texas clinics.

Pope: Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays

By Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

June 27, 2016

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA (CNS) — Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said.

Msgr. Juan Rivero appointed Vicar General

By Susan Moses

North Texas Catholic

June 28, 2016

FORT WORTH — On July 1, Rev. Msgr. Juan Rivero will assume the role of Vicar General and relinquish the position of Vicar for Clergy. The office of Vicar General is the highest office in a diocese after the bishop.

Msgr. E. James Hart named Chancellor, Moderator of the Curia

By Susan Moses

North Texas Catholic

June 28, 2016

FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson has appointed Monsignor E. James Hart as the Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia, positions he also held from 2005 — 2010 under Bishop Kevin Vann.

Two sisters in Puerto Rico help raise children from poor neighborhoods

By CNS Staff

Catholic News Service

June 24, 2016

ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (CNS) — Most young people ages 9 to 15 are not actively seeking out more "parental" guidance. But those attending an after-school program in Arecibo, are embracing another set of parents in the form of two caring religious sisters.

At camp, teens learn that defending life requires honest, loving approach

By Jenara Kocks Burgess

North Texas Catholic

June 16, 2016
 

WICHITA FALLS — Thirteen teenagers from the Fort Worth Diocese learned how to defend life at Pro-Life Boot Camp hosted at Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls June 3-5. The camp specializes in offering pro-life formation to high school youth.