Archive of January 27, 2014

US military expands accommodations for religious attire

Jan 27, 2014 - 04:18 pm .- New rules from the Pentagon seek to broaden religious attire protections for members of the armed services, though some critics say that the policy does not go far enough.

Defense of conscience critical to pro-life movement, scholar says

Jan 27, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- Prevailing attitudes toward abortion within the medical community show the need to safeguard conscience rights while working to protect life, said Princeton law professor Robert P. George.

Anti-superstition health drive launched after child dies in India

Jan 27, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- Negligence and blind faith led to the death of a student in far north-east India, and the Church there has responded with an anti-superstition education campaign for parents.

Pope Francis' writings on ecology could become encyclical

Jan 27, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- A statement released by the Vatican last Friday revealed that Pope Francis has begun to work on a text surrounding the topic of ecology, which could eventually become an encyclical.

Walk for Life West Coast draws witness across generations

Jan 27, 2014 - 08:52 am .- This past Saturday the tenth annual Walk for Life West Coast drew people from across the nation and of all age groups, particularly young adults and college students, to a prayerful witness to the value of life.

Pope lauds 'bravery' of those anointed by God

Jan 27, 2014 - 06:52 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the significance of the special anointing given to priests and bishops, emphasizing that it marks their role of service to the Church, which we should be grateful for.

Pope, Hollande discuss positive role of religion in society

Jan 27, 2014 - 04:56 am .- During Pope Francis’ meeting with French president Francois Hollande on Friday, the two discussed an array of topics concerning human dignity, centering the meeting on the role of religion in society.

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