Pope Meets Skiing Federation, Dorothy Day Canonization Process & More!

News from the USCCB:
Joint Letter To Congress: 26 Organizations Urge Passage Of Conscience Protection Act Of 2016 -  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joined twenty-five other major pro-life, religious, and health care organizations on April 19 urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R. 4828). Signatories include ten medical groups representing tens of thousands of health care professionals who object to abortion and are seeking legal protection to serve their patients in good conscience....Read More
News from the Vatican:
Pope meets Austrian Skiing Federation - Before his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis greeted athletes from the Austrian Skiing Federation in the Paul VI complex, telling them they were models especially for young people. But he also reminded them that sport was not just about performance, it was also about the virtues and values that sport represents such as, commitment, perseverance, determination, honesty, solidarity, and team spirit....Read More
News from the Church:
New Stage Begins in Dorothy Day Canonization Cause - A new stage has begun in the process toward possible canonization for Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has opened the canonical “inquiry on the life” of Dorothy Day, the archdiocese announced April 19. Starting this week, the archdiocese will interview some 50 eyewitnesses who had firsthand experience with Dorothy Day. Their testimonies and other evidence will be collected, examined to determine whether Day lived a life of “heroic virtue” and will eventually be presented to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints and to Pope Francis....Read more