Ohio woman ‘deacon’ refused Communion at Mass

From NCR: When Kathleen O’Connell Sauline came forward for Communion at St. Luke Parish in Boardman, Ohio, the priest placed a cloth over the bread and said he could not give her the Eucharist. Likewise, a deacon refused to give her the consecrated wine from the...

FEMM aims for data-driven approach to fertility awareness

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- For some, the idea of “fertility awareness” can seem daunting- full of charts and confusing formulas. The FEMM Health App seeks to change that, by providing an easier way for women to understand their...

Pence announces Genocide Recovery Program for Iraqi minorities

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2018 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Vice President Mike Pence announced the establishment of the Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response Program on Thursday “to rapidly deliver aid to persecuted communities, beginning with Iraq.” Speaking...

New complaints of abuse among Good Samaritan Sisters in Chile

Talca, Chile, Jul 26, 2018 / 05:21 pm (ACI Prensa).- Former nuns of the Congregation of the Good Samaritan in Chile reported a series of sexual abuses committed by priests visiting the community, which belongs to the Diocese of Talca and is dedicated to caring for the...