Archive of May 23, 2013

Boys Scouts of America lifts ban on openly gay members

May 23, 2013 - 04:22 pm .- The Boy Scouts of America has voted in favor of a resolution that lifts the ban on openly gay members but will not allow gay adult troop leaders.

Pope Francis urges Christians to not be 'museum pieces'

May 23, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Francis reflected May 23 on Jesus Christ's exhortation to be “salt of the earth,” warning that Christians who do not live their faith become “flavorless salt” and are fit to be museum pieces.

Mideast Christians unite in prayer for abducted bishops

May 23, 2013 - 02:55 pm .- Orthodox and Catholic Christians in the Middle East gathered this week to pray for and appeal for the realease of two Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped in Syria one month ago.

US bishops praise immigration bill's advance in senate

May 23, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- The U.S. bishops welcomed a U.S. Senate committee's passage of a major immigration bill as an “important step,” urging the full senate to consider the bill as soon as possible.

New academic post aims to renew Africa's political culture

May 23, 2013 - 08:31 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah, the president of Benin and officials from the Pontifical Lateran University presented a new chair whose goal will be to study African politics and form new generations of leaders in the Church’s social doctrine.

Nigerian bishops lament disunity among local Catholics

May 23, 2013 - 04:06 am .- As the Catholics of the Diocese of Ahiara protested the appointment of a bishop from a nearby diocese as their shepherd, local bishops expressed sadness at the disunity in the Church of Nigeria.

Health care includes spiritual needs, archbishop tells World Assembly

May 23, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The head of a Vatican delegation to the World Health Assembly on Wednesday called for universal health care coverage and an “integral” approach to health care that responds to a person’s spiritual needs.

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