Archive of December 20, 2013

Christianity helps women rise out of poverty, economist finds

Dec 20, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- A researcher at Washington D.C.'s Georgetown University has found that impoverished women in India are more likely to improve their economic circumstances after converting to Christianity.

A look back at Vatican reporting, with the late 'dean of vaticanisti'

Dec 20, 2013 - 04:54 pm .- Benny Lai, known in Italy as “dean of the vaticanisti”, died Dec. 12 at the age of 88, following a lengthy illness. Before his death he shared with CNA in a series of interviews a look back at the past 60 years of covering the Vatican.

Spread 'joy' of Jesus' friendship, Pope tells teens

Dec 20, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged teens to be living witnesses of their faith in his remarks during an audience with young members of the Italian Catholic Action movement.

Lesbian feminist: suspending Duck Dynasty star is 'fascist'

Dec 20, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- Camille Paglia, a feminist, lesbian professor, harshly criticized the suspension of Phil Robertson for his statements supporting the traditional Christian view of sexuality, saying such condemnation rejects the freedom of speech.

Help purify Legion of Christ, cardinal tells new priests

Dec 20, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Cardinal Velasio de Paolis told 31 new priests of Legionaries of Christ that their perseverance shows “the love of Christ” that can overcome the past scandals of their congregation and purify and renew it.

Value silence, encourages Pope

Dec 20, 2013 - 04:56 am .- Pope Francis reflected on in the importance of silence in his daily homily, noting that God’s plan of salvation always includes moments of mystery and quiet.

Neb. priest, students engage in Latin through conversation

Dec 20, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Father Joseph Faulkner, a priest of the Lincoln diocese, is teaching Latin to his high school students by actually speaking to them in Latin and “throwing them in a little bit above their heads.”

Computer system could help deaf Catholics make confessions

Dec 20, 2013 - 02:32 am .- A Phoenix, Ariz., priest has invented a computer system intended to help Catholics who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired to make their confessions.

NPR, Time magazine writers question Duck Dynasty suspension

Dec 20, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Entertainment analysts with major media outlets are questioning whether the recent suspension of a major character from the record-breaking show Duck Dynasty was the right move.

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