Archive of July 8, 2014

Cardinal Dolan slams anti-Catholic NY Times ad

Jul 8, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- A New York Times ad criticizing Catholic Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom case is part of a long history of anti-Catholic bigotry in the U.S., Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has said.

Vatican bank releases balance sheet, continues reform

Jul 8, 2014 - 02:01 pm .- The Institute for the Works of Religion, or “Vatican bank”, published its 2013 financial statement Tuesday, concluding the first step of an ongoing reform to improve financial transparency at the Vatican.

Mother of Brazilian soccer star reveals she considered abortion

Jul 8, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Thiago Silva might not have been the captain of the Brazilian national team playing in the semi-finals this week in the 2014 World Cup: his mother considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him.

Study urges education about Down syndrome, to further acceptance

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the genetic condition.

Korean celebrities create music video ahead of Pope's visit

Jul 8, 2014 - 11:07 am .- More than 20 Korean celebrities have come together in making a music video honoring Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, and is an initiative they hope will help to overcome religious differences.

Calabrian police take stand against mafia following Pope's visit

Jul 8, 2014 - 08:35 am .- Two weeks after Pope Francis’ harsh condemnation of mafia corruption in the Italian region of Calabria, police abandoned a Marian procession which paused to bow in front of the house of a mafia leader.

Global network seeks to unite head, heart in charity work

Jul 8, 2014 - 04:01 am .- PovertyCure, a global organization that unites like-minded charities, is working to change the dialogue about charitable aid while addressing poverty worldwide.

Papuan bishop urges youth to follow Maria Goretti's sanctity

Jul 8, 2014 - 02:03 am .- During a pilgrimage on Sunday, a bishop from Papua New Guinea encouraged the local youth to pursue holiness, following upon the model of St. Maria Goretti.

Supreme Court grants college injunction against HHS mandate

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court granted an injunction to Wheaton College on Thursday, temporarily exempting the Christian college from federal mandates to provide insurance coverage for procedures violating its beliefs.

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