Archive of January 8, 2014

Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling

Jan 8, 2014 - 05:29 pm .- A Christian baker in Colorado is appealing a judge's ruling that he must violate his religious beliefs and bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Islamism in Nigeria places Africa 'at risk', bishop says

Jan 8, 2014 - 04:41 pm .- Christians in Nigeria face violence and persecution in their homeland as militant group Boko Haram uses inequality and instability in the country to advance its ideology, a bishop has warned.

Drastic increase in murders of religious, missionaries in 2013

Jan 8, 2014 - 01:18 pm .- The Church throughout the world has expereince increased violence in the past year, according to a recent global report on the murders of priests, religious and lay faithful.

Pope urges faithful to remember 'glorious hope' of Baptism

Jan 8, 2014 - 05:01 am .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the sacrament of Baptism, highlighting how it is a gift which incorporates us into the body of Christ and impels us to evangelize.

Biblical baby names set to make a comeback in 2014

Jan 8, 2014 - 04:14 am .- A baby name website has predicted that more parents will be choosing traditional Biblical names for their children this year, a trend that one expert says is a sign of people's renewed hope in their faith.

Poll shows rise in belief that marriage is a religious institution

Jan 8, 2014 - 02:02 am .- A new survey shows an increase in likely U.S. voters who see marriage as a religious institution, with a majority now holding this view.

Papal visit to Holy Land to focus on ecumenism with Orthodox

Jan 8, 2014 - 12:06 am .- Pope Francis' pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to be held in May, will center on his encounter with Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Eastern Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople, and their discussions on ecumenism.

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