Archive of May 8, 2014

Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard 'black mass'

May 8, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness.

Vatican calls on Boko Haram to release kidnapped schoolgirls

May 8, 2014 - 05:07 pm .- In a May 8 statement, the Holy See condemned all gross violations of human rights, calling for an end to terrorism and a safe return for a group of more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.

Vatican congregation approves miracle attributed to Paul VI

May 8, 2014 - 12:54 pm .- The beatification cause of Pope Paul VI has advanced with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints giving unanimous approval to an unborn child’s miraculous healing attributed to his intercession.

Harvard 'black mass' event met with shock, outcry

May 8, 2014 - 12:31 pm .- A Harvard student group’s plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has prompted outrage from Catholics who say that the event is not educational, but sacrilegious, offensive and disrespectful.

Pope Francis: grace is more important than bureaucracy

May 8, 2014 - 08:00 am .- In his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on attitudes necessary to evangelize, emphasizing the need to leave room for the grace of God instead of putting our own bureaucratic obstacles in the way.

China's youngest detainee decries torture of father

May 8, 2014 - 04:16 am .- Dubbed as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience,” Zhang Anni and her sister Ruli have voiced their opposition to the government’s vicious treatment of their father, who resists the communist party.

US draws fire over 'ineffective' policy toward Boko Haram

May 8, 2014 - 04:11 am .- The Boko Haram kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls follows years of “ineffective” U.S. policy and analysis that ignored the Islamist extremists’ motives, one critic says.

Former Vatican ambassador faced sexual harassment claim

May 8, 2014 - 02:03 am .- A University of Dayton investigation in 2013 found “reasonable cause” to believe that former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Miguel Diaz sexually harassed a married couple while a professor there.

Jewish and Muslim leaders to join Pope’s Holy Land trip

May 8, 2014 - 12:08 am .- A rabbi and a sheikh, both of whom are friends of Jorge Bergoglio from Buenos Aires, will be accompanying him on his pilgrimage to Jordan, Palestine, and Israel later this month.

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