Archive of January 2, 2013

Iranian pastor's Christmas arrest worries religious liberty advocates

Jan 2, 2013 - 06:15 pm .- A Christian pastor who spent nearly three years in an Iranian prison for his religious conversion was reportedly arrested again on Christmas Day, contrary to a previous agreement.

Pope appoints Boston priest as Vatican's abuse investigator

Jan 2, 2013 - 04:50 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Boston priest Father Robert W. Oliver as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s promoter of justice, the “chief prosecutor” at the office responsible for promoting and safeguarding Catholic doctrine and morals.

Hobby Lobby braces for millions in mandate fines

Jan 2, 2013 - 01:55 pm .- Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby says it is willing to pay fines of $1.3 million per day to follow its owners’ religious beliefs, which conflict with the federal mandate that requires coverage of abortion-inducing drugs.

Jesus' birth should deepen trust in God, Pope teaches

Jan 2, 2013 - 11:13 am .- The birth of Jesus causes joy because it gives us the certainty that God “works wonders in weakness,” Pope Benedict XVI said Jan. 2.

Bishop highlights value of Latino Catholics in US Church

Jan 2, 2013 - 08:26 am .- The newly appointed bishop of Lincoln, Neb., James D. Conley, said Americans nationwide can learn much from the Latino community on how to live their faith.

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