Archive of June 4, 2014

Chinese activist deplores Tiananmen Square cover up

Jun 4, 2014 - 05:19 pm .- Marking the 25th anniversary of the massacre of protestors at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng is lamenting the lack of change in the People's Republic of China.

Bill against wrongful birth suits could protect disabled children

Jun 4, 2014 - 04:37 pm .- The Every Child is a Blessing Act, a bill recently introduced in the House, aims to protect children with disabilities against lawsuits claiming they should have been aborted due to their condition.

Latin patriarch dedicates church at Magdala Center

Jun 4, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has consecrated a church at the inauguration of the Magdala Center, an archaeological park in Mary Magdalene’s hometown that contains a first century synagogue where Jesus Christ may have preached.

Bishop: Preserving marriage is integral part of civic responsibility

Jun 4, 2014 - 12:35 pm .- In response to continuing efforts to redefine marriage, Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., urged action to protect the union of man and woman that forms a basis for society and children. 

Arvo Part enthralls audiences as music blends ancient, modern

Jun 4, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- A delicate veil of voices floats on the air at the Kennedy Center, filling the packed concert hall with the captivating music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

Two Indians among those approved for canonization

Jun 4, 2014 - 08:08 am .- Pope Francis has called an ordinary public consistory to set the canonization date for six Blesseds, including Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Mother Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart from India.

Gift of piety fosters fraternal solidarity, Pope observes

Jun 4, 2014 - 05:23 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis reflected on the gift of piety, explaining that it is not just a superficial feeling, but rather a religious reality that leads us closer to God and to our neighbor.

UK bishop: Defeat relativism with 'authentic humanism'

Jun 4, 2014 - 04:03 am .- A leading bishop in the U.K. says that the modern, troubling view of humanity which stems from relativism is best countered by Christians living the Church's full vision of the human person  

Gay multi-millionaire activist funds Catholics United

Jun 4, 2014 - 02:44 am .- The Catholics United Education Fund, a Democrat-leaning advocacy group which began criticizing Catholic opposition to same-sex “marriage” in 2012, received almost all of its operational budget that year from a gay activist foundation run by influential multi-millionaire Tim Gill.

UN may risk a 'deficit of democracy', nuncio says

Jun 4, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Holy See’s envoy to the United Nations in Geneva has no doubt that the body is useful in the pursuit of the common good, but he also says it is important that law prevail over ideologies.

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