May 6, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- The U.S. government should designate Syria as a “country of particular concern” due to “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” in its ongoing conflict, a global religious liberty group said.
May 6, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- Chinese authorities’ bulldozing of a large Protestant church shows the need for greater respect for religious freedom in the country, a U.S. congressman has said.
May 6, 2014 - 11:21 am .- Thirty young men joined the ranks of the Swiss Guards today, taking an oath of allegiance to Pope Francis and promising to serve the Church by protecting him and all of his successors.
May 6, 2014 - 10:54 am .- In an address to the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Cardinal Gerhard Müller reaffirmed the necessity of reform of the conference, saying it has effectively moved beyond the Christian faith.
May 6, 2014 - 07:57 am .- In his daily Mass Pope Francis recounted the death of St. Stephen, the Church’s first martyr, explaining that being a Christian means giving witness rather than remaining sterile within ourselves.
May 6, 2014 - 04:01 am .- All individuals who commit torture and abuse must face prosecution from legitimate government authorities, a Holy See delegation has told a U.N. committee on a global anti-torture convention.
May 6, 2014 - 03:40 am .- During Italy’s fourth annual March for Life, two women shared testimonies of being conceived in rape, and expressed hope that they can offer light to women who are pregnant through similar circumstances.
May 6, 2014 - 02:03 am .- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders’ national conference this August aims to achieve a “spiritual revolution” by helping Latino Catholics bring their faith into all aspects of life through serving their communities.
May 6, 2014 - 12:02 am .- An end-of-life care organization based in Denver, Colo. will begin helping patients in earnest later this month and is raising funds in a particular way for a matching donation.