Archive of July 11, 2013

New columnist examines papal encyclical in light of Vatican II

Jul 11, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- In a debut column for Catholic News Agency, professor and priest Fr. Gilfredo Marengo explores the faith behind the Second Vatican Council through the lens of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Lumen Fidei.

Scholar says population fears ignore history's evidence

Jul 11, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- While many population control advocates spend World Population Day deeply concerned about projected growth trends, an economist says such unchecked anxiety is misguided.

Court decision ends Illinois 'haven' for underage abortions

Jul 11, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- A unanimous ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court means that a 1995 law requiring parental notification for a minor seeking an abortion will take effect, with implications in surrounding states as well.

Pope Francis inspires Colombian priest to sell Mercedes

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- Inspired by the words and example of Pope Francis, a priest in Santa Marta, Colombia, said that he has decided to sell the luxury Mercedes-Benz his family gave to him.

Pope's legal changes respond to globalization of crime

Jul 11, 2013 - 07:45 am .- Pope Francis took a step forward in modernizing the Vatican’s legal code today by explicitly listing certain acts as crimes – such as child abuse and genocide – and enabling the Holy See to prosecute any of its officials who commit crimes outside its walls.

Stand up for your faith, says student told to hide cross necklace

Jul 11, 2013 - 04:09 am .- A Catholic college employee who won an apology from her public university after her supervisor told her to hide her cross necklace says students should defend their right to express their religious beliefs.

Report sees new hostility to religion in US military policy

Jul 11, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The Family Research Council has reported a “growing hostility” to religion in the U.S. armed forces, including “concerted efforts to scrub the military of religious expression.”

Interfaith workshop shows charity as 'hallmark' of Christian life

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A group of 230 Buddhist students from schools throughout the diocese of Chantaburi, Thailand, learned about the importance of charity in a recent three-day workshop on human dignity.

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