Archive of June 24, 2014

Bishop: government corruption a factor in Boko Haram violence

Jun 24, 2014 - 05:16 pm .- The bishop of a northern Nigerian diocese said at a conference last week that among the factors which has led to violence by a radial Islamist group there is the government's corruption and lack of administration.

Discrimination order sparks fears over religious liberty

Jun 24, 2014 - 04:57 pm .- While affirming the dignity of every human person, Catholic and family advocates are voicing concern over reports of an anti-discrimination executive order that could undermine religious freedom.

AP issues massive correction on Ireland child burial story

Jun 24, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Associated Press has retracted key claims from its reports of an Irish Catholic home for unwed mothers supposedly burying hundreds of unbaptized infants in a septic tank.

Pope: a Christian does not announce himself, but the Lord

Jun 24, 2014 - 09:50 am .- In his homily for the feast of John the Baptist’s birth, Pope Francis emphasized that a true Christian puts oneself aside in order for God to be seen, as John the Baptist did. 

Sudanese woman sentenced to death re-arrested

Jun 24, 2014 - 07:36 am .- After having her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith revoked by the Sudanese court yesterday, Meriam Ibrahim has been re-arrested along with her husband at an airport.

Vatican cricket team to play Church of England in first tour

Jun 24, 2014 - 05:19 am .- St. Peter’s Cricket team begins their “Light of Faith Tour” this fall, which includes a warm-up game against a team from the Royal Household, and a final match against the Anglican Church at Canterbury.

Saint Faustina play brings message of Divine Mercy to life

Jun 24, 2014 - 04:07 am .- A once-obscure nun from 1930s Poland would probably be surprised to find that she is the subject of a play travelling all across the United States in 2014.

Church must reclaim its missionary identity, Italian priest says

Jun 24, 2014 - 02:04 am .- As “Ad Gentes,” the only Italian magazine dedicated to the foreign missions, suspended publication last week due to a lack of subscribers, a priest has emphasized the Church's need to embrace its missionary ideals.

Hate group's presence shocks attendees at priest funeral

Jun 24, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Faithful who attended the funeral for Father Kenneth Walker were dismayed at the presence of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church on June 20 near Paxico, Kansas.

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