Archive of December 17, 2011

After abuse report, Dutch Catholic Church expresses shock and shame

Dec 17, 2011 - 07:09 pm .- The Netherlands’ bishops and leaders of Catholic religious orders are “shocked” by a new report from a commission investigating sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the country.

Belmont Abbey College hosts 'Extreme Makeover' pep rally

Dec 17, 2011 - 12:48 pm .- Hundreds of Belmont Abbey College students flocked to the Wheeler Center on the Belmont Abbey campus Dec. 1 to get fired up for the upcoming "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" build that is taking place in the Charlotte area on Dec. 11-17.

Cardinal Ravasi reflects on Christopher Hitchens' life and death

Dec 17, 2011 - 10:03 am .- Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, says he regrets never having met and chatted with atheist writer Christopher Hitchens, who died Dec. 15 at age 62. 

US religious freedom commission reauthorized at last minute

Dec 17, 2011 - 07:34 am .- A U.S. federal commission that works to support religious freedom around the world was reauthorized Dec. 16 by Congress through 2018, just hours before it was scheduled to go out of existence.

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