Archive of February 8, 2013

Gov. Jindal rejects request to halt Ash Wednesday execution

Feb 8, 2013 - 06:03 pm .- Gov. Bobby Jindal has rejected the Louisiana Catholic bishops' request to halt the scheduled Ash Wednesday execution of a convicted murderer.

Bishops push for immigration reform without same-sex recognition

Feb 8, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- The U.S. bishops joined with a broad array of Christian leaders to stress the need for immigration reform, while reportedly voicing objections to a proposal that would recognize same-sex partners.

Police disarm explosive device found in Madrid cathedral

Feb 8, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Police officers in Madrid successfully disarmed an explosive device that was discovered in a confessional at the Cathedral of La Almudena on Feb. 7, Europa Press reported.

Argentinian archbishop stresses opposition to drug legalization

Feb 8, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, has reiterated the Church’s opposition to the legalization of drugs in the country.

Vatican council examines problem of low emotional intelligence

Feb 8, 2013 - 08:51 am .- The Pontifical Council for Culture spent its last session tackling the problem of emotional illiteracy among younger generations and discovering how to restore that among the youth.

Knights of Columbus celebrate history of breaking down racial barriers

Feb 8, 2013 - 04:03 am .- During Black History Month, the Knights of Columbus are noting the Catholic organization's “forward-thinking” attitudes towards racial equality long before they were popular.

Archbishop Müller: US ordinariate brings gifts to the Church

Feb 8, 2013 - 02:03 am .- The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office called on Anglican communities that have entered the U.S. Catholic Church to have courage in bringing their patrimony into the larger Catholic community.

Report finds Chinese persecution of Christians rising

Feb 8, 2013 - 12:01 am .- A new analysis by ChinaAid found that persecution of Christians by the Chinese government increased in 2012, and focused on the eradication of Protestant “house churches.”

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