Human rights - Latest News
Oct 8, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- A parliamentary committee reportedly supported a proposal Oct. 5 to significantly expand abortion in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland.
May 14, 2018 - 11:54 am .- The Ratiznger Schuelerkreis, a circle of former students of Joseph Ratzinger who meet annually, will gather this year to discuss the themes: “Church and State, Church and Society.” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI selected the topic, as he does for the group every year.
May 9, 2018 - 01:29 pm .- The release of three American prisoners from North Korea was hailed as an important first step in addressing abuses within the nation, as U.S. leaders call for a continued expansion of religious freedom initiatives in U.S. foreign policy.
May 5, 2018 - 04:10 am .- The potential release of three American prisoners from North Korea’s labor camps – reported to be “imminent” – would be a unique success at the intersection of human rights and peacebuilding efforts in the East Asian country.  
Dec 26, 2017 - 09:01 am .- It was August in Rome, the dog days of summer, and most people had left the Eternal City for the beach or another summer holiday destination.
Aug 9, 2017 - 04:50 pm .- Deportation to Mexico of the mother of a cancer-stricken girl would be cruelty, the Bishop of El Paso has said.
Jul 31, 2017 - 10:31 am .- Charlie Gard, an 11 month-old British infant who made headlines around the world over a fierce legal battle on parental rights, had been baptized the same week he died.
Jul 28, 2017 - 02:54 pm .- Tennessee Judge Sam Benningfield has rescinded his controversial order offering reduced sentences to prisoners who would undergo sterilization procedures.
Jul 19, 2017 - 04:41 pm .- Amid the Gard family's legal battle in the U.K. to pursue experimental treatment for their infant son, a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that could grant them permanent residency in the states.
Apr 5, 2017 - 04:52 pm .- Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of reported civilian deaths by poison gas this week in the Syrian conflict.    
Apr 4, 2017 - 05:55 pm .- The United States has ended funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), saying the agency's support for Chinese population control programs violates an amendment banning funds for partners of coercive abortion or sterilization programs.
Mar 16, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- A diocese in Argentina has decided to transfer a priest after a series of threats he's received for protesting the death of a man who had been killed by a drug cartel.
Feb 16, 2017 - 02:02 pm .- Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right of people to migrate and the need for the Church to welcome them.
Feb 2, 2017 - 08:02 am .- A Dutch doctor who drugged an elderly woman and had her restrained as she fought lethal injection has been cleared by a review panel for “acting in good faith.”
Feb 2, 2017 - 12:06 am .- Most fathers like to share their hobbies with their sons. But for José Manuel this proved a challenge – given that his fourth child Pablo suffers from a severe form of cerebral palsy.
Jan 26, 2017 - 04:05 pm .- Meet Collette: a talented young baker from the Boston area, who has been working on her own original cookie recipes since 2011. She is also a young woman with Down Syndrome.
Jan 25, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Catholic leaders have spoken out against a drug war that has left thousands dead, and the Philippines' new president is not taking the criticism well.
Dec 9, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Emma and Isabella are suing their mother, Sofia Vergara, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.
Dec 2, 2016 - 03:09 pm .- A doctor in the Netherlands performed euthanasia on a 41 year-old father of two who claimed his alcoholism had made his life unbearable.
Oct 8, 2016 - 06:01 am .- China’s “utterly disgraceful” human rights record is not just bad, it’s getting worse every year, a new Congressional report has warned.