Archive of January 17, 2013

Pew survey on abortion attitudes criticized as misleading

Jan 17, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- A U.S. pro-life leader says a new study showing alleged support for legalized abortion among Americans is in fact exaggerated and unclear.

Pope's former butler given hospital job

Jan 17, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's former butler who was released from prison just before Christmas, has a new job working for an extension of the Vatican hospital Bambino Gesu.

Catholic hospital in Jordan struggles to help Syrian refugees

Jan 17, 2013 - 11:52 am .- A Jordanian Catholic hospital is appealing for more money to help with the growing influx of Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in their homeland.

European religious freedom ruling greeted as step forward

Jan 17, 2013 - 06:04 am .- A European court's new decision in the case of four British Christians claiming religious discrimination in their workplaces was received as a positive step by an attorney representing two of the plaintiffs.

'Religious Freedom Day' prompts renewed opposition to mandate

Jan 17, 2013 - 02:01 am .- President Barack Obama’s designation of a national Religious Freedom Day is leading to calls for his administration to show greater respect for the conscience rights of Americans.

Catholic official says Mali relieved by French intervention

Jan 17, 2013 - 12:03 am .- French military invention in Mali has “greatly comforted” the country's people who feared jihadist rebels could expand far into the country’s south, a Catholic Church official has said.

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