Archive of August 27, 2013

Joseph Bottum claims fidelity to Church stance on marriage

Aug 27, 2013 - 05:48 pm .- Author Joseph Bottum says that while parts of his controversial article on Catholic responses to “gay marriage” may have been unclear, he did not intend to suggest a divergence from Church teaching.

Forty-five WYD participants seek refugee status in Brazil

Aug 27, 2013 - 04:25 pm .- Citing religious oppression in their home countries, 45 young people who took part in World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have asked the country for refugee status.

Military involvement in Syria could spark world war, bishop warns

Aug 27, 2013 - 01:33 pm .- The bishop of Aleppo, Syria, has cautioned that foreign military action in the country could spark a global war, making the “tragic situation” much worse.

Notre Dame to welcome, help fund undocumented students

Aug 27, 2013 - 11:04 am .- Citing the U.S. bishops’ support for immigration reform, the University of Notre Dame has announced that it will now accept qualified undocumented students who apply for undergraduate admission.

Benedict XVI's personal secretary debunks 'mystical experience'

Aug 27, 2013 - 08:59 am .- The retired pontiff's personal secretary said that the recent and widely circulated news story claiming that Benedict XVI stepped down after having a “mystical experience” is false.

Thai bishops stress Catholic identity, top academics in schools

Aug 27, 2013 - 04:00 am .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of Thailand is calling for renewed effort to boost Catholic education in the country, striving to reach international standards while fostering faith education.

New York City talks to share Catholic perspectives on art, beauty

Aug 27, 2013 - 02:02 am .- A series of talks on art and beauty aims to bring a Catholic understanding of the arts into the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.

Court: Christian photographers cannot refuse gay ceremonies

Aug 27, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a small Christian-owned photography business does not have the right to decline on religious grounds to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony.

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