Archive of May 1, 2014

Easter earthquake does not shake faith in Papua New Guinea

May 1, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- An earthquake which struck the Papua New Guinean island of Bougainville on Holy Saturday brought chaos and destruction to persons and property, according to the local bishop.

Adoption a loving choice for children and women, activist says

May 1, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- Adoption offers not only an opportunity for children to live, but for women to make a "loving parenting choice,” according to the founder of a pro-life organization.

Loyola Marymount community objects to dean's links to abortion groups

May 1, 2014 - 04:33 pm .- Loyola Marymount University’s appointment of an atheist dean with a record of service to abortion-supporting groups suggests the university may be unable to sustain its Catholic identity, one alumni group has charged.

Courage conference to support Catholics with same-sex attractions

May 1, 2014 - 11:42 am .- The Courage apostolate will hold a conference at Villanova University this July to continue advancing its spiritual support for men and women with same-sex attractions who want to grow spiritually in lives of chastity.

Relaunch of English martyrs film brings stories to US audience

May 1, 2014 - 10:56 am .- “Faith of Our Fathers,” a powerful 2013 film telling stories of the Catholic martyrs of the English Reformation, has been recently edited and released for an American audience by Ignatius Press.

Baby's kick dissuades pregnant model from abortion

May 1, 2014 - 07:04 am .- A 19-week pregnant model who had said she would have an abortion to further her career in U.K. reality television now says that feeling her unborn baby kick made her turn away from an abortion clinic.

JP2's call for new evangelization bears fruit in lay initiatives

May 1, 2014 - 04:52 am .- With more than 350 lay missionaries serving on over 80 college campuses, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has shown itself to be successful in finding new ways to bring the Gospel to the modern world.

Sarah Palin rebuked for comparing waterboarding to baptism

May 1, 2014 - 02:48 am .- Catholics and other Christians have criticized Sarah Palin’s recent comments comparing waterboarding to baptism, calling them disrespectful, irreverent, and even blasphemous.

Ad aims to renew Catholic devotion to Eucharist

May 1, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The evangelization group Catholics Come Home has released an advertisement to encourage Catholics to find God’s peace and love in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

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