Archive of December 7, 2010

Ahead of new Narnia movie, actor’s comments on Aslan cause controversy

Dec 7, 2010 - 09:00 pm .- Actor Liam Neeson, the voice of the lion Aslan in the latest Narnia film, has drawn criticism for saying the character is a Christ-like figure who also symbolizes other spiritual leaders.

Swiss bishops denounce 'hostility' toward Christian symbols

Dec 7, 2010 - 08:01 pm .- The Swiss bishops have issued a statement denouncing the government's recent hostility toward Christian symbols in public places.

Archbishop denounces chaos, fear in wake of Christian couple’s murder

Dec 7, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Chaldean-Catholic Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk, Iraq has expressed regret over the climate of chaos, fear and confusion following the murder of an elderly Iraqi Christian couple.

Chinese officials forcing bishops to attend state-church meetings

Dec 7, 2010 - 03:10 pm .- Two of the Chinese government's “Catholic associations” are meeting from Dec. 7-9, with many bishops loyal to the Vatican reportedly being coerced into attending the gatherings.

Archbishop encourages trust in God following devastating Colombian landslide

Dec 7, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- Archbishop Ricardo Tobon Restrepo of Medellin, Colombia expressed sadness and solidarity following the country's recent landslide that has killed 17 and left 100 missing.

Rep. Driehaus files defamation lawsuit over SBA List’s abortion funding claims

Dec 7, 2010 - 05:49 am .- Outgoing congressman Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) has filed a federal defamation lawsuit against the Susan B. Anthony List, charging that the political pro-life group’s campaign against his election deprived him of his livelihood. The group denied the charge.

Catholics weigh in on teens' excessive use of Facebook, texting

Dec 7, 2010 - 02:52 am .- A new study linking teen's excessive use of Facebook and texting to alcohol abuse and sexual activity has ignited discussion among Catholics as to whether or not the drastic rise in impersonal communication among young people can be seen as a good thing.

Religious leaders’ open letter reaffirms protection of man-woman marriage

Dec 7, 2010 - 12:46 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops have joined other American religious leaders in signing an open letter reaffirming their commitment to the protection of marriage as “the permanent and faithful union of one man and one woman.”

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