Archive of May 6, 2014

Report shows 'egregious' religious freedom violations in Syria

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.

Church bulldozing in China prompts religious freedom worries

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.

New Swiss Guards swear oath to protect Pope Francis

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.

Vatican doctrine head: LCWR has moved beyond Church, faith

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.

The Church is more than 'a university of religion,' Pope insists

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.

At UN panel, Holy See urges civil prosecution for torture

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.

Women conceived in rape seek to inspire others in choosing life

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.

Latino Catholic group aims to bring faith to all life's aspects

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.

Hospice seeks funds for its human dignity-centered care

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.

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