Archive of January 15, 2014

Social hostilities toward religion reached six-year high in 2012

Jan 15, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- Social hostilities related to religion climbed to a six-year peak in 2012, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

AK-47 designer felt 'unbearable' pain for rifle deaths

Jan 15, 2014 - 03:03 pm .- According to a Russian daily, Mikhail Kalashnikov wrote a letter more than six months before his death expressing repentance for his design of the AK-47 assault rifle.

Fidelity urged amid Seattle school's 'gay marriage' controversy

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:46 am .- Controversy over a Seattle-area Catholic school’s treatment of employees who contract same-sex “marriages” is being described as a chance for the school to explain Church teaching and defend the faith.

Newly appointed Pueblo, Colo. bishop promises to give his all

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:15 am .- Pope Francis has named the next bishop of Pueblo, Colorado: Monsignor Stephen J. Berg of Fort Worth, Texas, a trained pianist who became a priest after a career as a business executive.

Pope Francis: our faith is 'not an ornament'

Jan 15, 2014 - 06:09 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Sacrament of Baptism, emphasizing that we are called to use the grace we receive in order to become “missionary disciples.”

Scottish official rejects sex ed guidelines for Catholic schools

Jan 15, 2014 - 04:10 am .- A Scottish Catholic education leader is “confident” the government’s proposal for sex education in Catholic schools regarding contraception and homosexual unions will not be implemented.

California project aiding 'motel kids' seeks global expansion

Jan 15, 2014 - 03:51 am .- An Orange county chef who began feeding impoverished children out of his restaurant in 2005 has created a special project to continue the work, which he hopes to expand to a global level.

Sri Lankan Catholics rejoice in receiving Saint Sebastian relic

Jan 15, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Catholics in Sri Lanka are celebrating the reception of a reliquary containing a fragment of the arm of St. Sebastian, a martyr of the third century.

Haiti's first cardinal-designate highlights nation's struggles

Jan 15, 2014 - 12:18 am .- The president of the Haitian Bishops’ Conference voiced hope that his recent appointment to become a cardinal will raise the profile of the nation, which is still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake.

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