Archive of June 12, 2013

Lawmaker calls for concrete action to fight modern slave trade

Jun 12, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- A U.S. congressman urged the international community to train transportation employees to identify and fight human trafficking situations, as well as to establish a hotline for trafficking victims.

Report finds Catholic population growing in South Korea

Jun 12, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- Recent statistics indicate that the Catholic population in South Korea has increased over the past year.

Latin American religious backtrack on Pope and gay lobby

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:45 am .- In response to media flurry, the Latin American Confederation of Men and Women Religious (CLAR) released a statement on June 11 claiming that the assertion of a gay lobby at the Vatican “cannot be attributed with certainty to the Holy Father.”

Pope calls for end to 'plague' of child labor

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis has launched an appeal against child labor, calling it an “deplorable phenomenon" during his Wednesday general audience.

'God is stronger,' Pope insists as he urges outreach

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:19 am .- Pope Francis asked the tens of thousands of Catholics gathered in Saint Peter’s Square to overcome divisions and the fear of evangelizing by trusting that “God is stronger.”

Pope targets longing for past, 'adolescent progressivism'

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:02 am .- The progress of the Church can be hindered by the dual temptations of wanting to remain in the past and “adolescent progressivism,” Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Burke backs pro-life legislative efforts

Jun 12, 2013 - 07:41 am .- Just three days before a Vatican pro-life summit, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke urged people to actively resist efforts to pass anti-life legislation, because “many strong forces are at work.”

Scottish adoption agency celebrates despite closure threat

Jun 12, 2013 - 04:17 am .- Friends of the St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society gathered at Glasgow’s cathedral on June 9 to commemorate its years of service and to support the society’s adoption agency against the threat of forced closure.

Opponents charge Calif. abuse bill targets Catholic schools

Jun 12, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Critics say a proposed Calif. bill lifting the statute of limitations on some child sex abuse lawsuits threatens the Catholic Church and its schools, failing to allow suits for similar abuse in public schools.

Bishop laments student's nude protest as intolerant

Jun 12, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh voiced dismay over the lack of respect shown to religious beliefs when a local college student publicly dressed up as a Pope, though nude from the waist-down.

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