Archive of April 24, 2013

Kidnapped bishops spur call for religious freedom promotion

Apr 24, 2013 - 05:19 pm .- The recent kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria has a former diplomat urging the U.S. government to make religious liberty a greater priority in its foreign policy.

Feminist group hurls water, insults at archbishop

Apr 24, 2013 - 04:13 pm .- Four semi-nude feminist protestors attacked Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Malinas-Brussels during a recent conference on freedom of expression.

Church is a love story, Pope Francis says

Apr 24, 2013 - 11:58 am .- The Church is not merely “a human enterprise,” but “a love story,” said Pope Francis, and the faithful must remember that it is only in the path of love that the Church can grow.

Pope to welcome 70,000 youths, confirm 44

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:31 am .- Pope Francis will be receiving over 70,000 young people when he offers the Sacrament of Confirmation to 44 of them this coming weekend.

Pope urges Christians to remember final judgment

Apr 24, 2013 - 07:27 am .- Christians should not be frightened of the final judgment but should let it affect how they live, Pope Francis told the 100,000 pilgrims who filled St. Peter’s Square.

Theologian: Same-sex civil unions discriminate against married couples

Apr 24, 2013 - 04:31 am .- After a Vatican official stated that the Church could support same-sex civil unions, a Swiss theologian is saying that if they are equated with marriage these unions discriminate against married heterosexual couples.

Cardinal Dolan honored by evangelicals for leadership

Apr 24, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York will receive the 2013 William Wilberforce Award this weekend from a group of Christians for his leadership in standing up for religious freedom.

Editor says Benedict outlined link between God, reason

Apr 24, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In his speeches and writings on universities, Benedict XVI constantly focused on the need for reason to be open to God as a subject of knowledge, the editor of a new volume of his addresses says.

Six-figure grant to Catholics United tried to recruit clergy

Apr 24, 2013 - 12:04 am .- The education fund of Catholics United, a Democrat-leaning group that has clashed with the bishops on several prominent issues, received a grant worth almost its entire 2011 budget to recruit Catholic clergy in key swing states to support the Environmental Protection Agency.

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