Archive of January 29, 2014

Syrian patriarch: aid needed to calm Christian flight

Jan 29, 2014 - 06:47 pm .- Syria’s leading Catholic bishop has said that humanitarian aid should be increased in and near Syria to help contain Christians’ flight from the war-torn region.

Hobby Lobby draws wide breadth of support in mandate case

Jan 29, 2014 - 05:29 pm .- Hundreds of individuals and groups from a broad range of religious and political backgrounds have filed briefs supporting the owners of Hobby Lobby in their religious freedom case at the Supreme Court.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014 - 03:17 pm .- A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares in Spain.

Ban on taxpayer abortion funding passes US House

Jan 29, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 28 passed bipartisan legislation to further restrict federal abortion funding by a vote of 227-188.

'Superpope' artist acclaims Pope Francis as a true hero

Jan 29, 2014 - 10:02 am .- Artist Mauro Pallotta revealed that his viral depiction of Pope Francis as a superhero was done to portray how the pontiff uses his papal authority “for the good.”

Pope: confirmation gives us the strength to defend the faith

Jan 29, 2014 - 07:34 am .- In his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis reflected on the sacrament of confirmation, explaining that it is intrinsically linked to our baptism, and that through it our relationship with the Church is fortified.

Pakistani blasphemy law a threat to all religions, chairman says

Jan 29, 2014 - 05:27 am .- During a special round-table meeting last week, various professionals gathered to raise awareness of Pakistan’s extension of the death-penalty for persons who commit crimes against the Koran.

Calif. archbishop says pro-life walk shows movement's strength

Jan 29, 2014 - 04:05 am .- The Walk for Life West Coast held each year in San Francisco is an important opportunity for those in the western U.S. to demonstrate their solidarity with the unborn, according to the city's archbishop.

Ukraine protests seek to defend human rights, bishop reflects

Jan 29, 2014 - 02:05 am .- A leading Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop has denounced the “brutality” of government crackdowns on protests in the Ukraine, while urging protestors not to take up arms.

Church in Papua New Guinea warns against sorcery, violence

Jan 29, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Observing World Communications Day, Papua New Guinea Catholics gathered with local media to discuss charges of sorcery there, which often end in violence against the accused.

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