Archive of July 16, 2014

Jesuits working to free abducted priest in Afghanistan

Jul 16, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for his release.

Archbishop calls slated black mass offensive, horrendous

Jul 16, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horrendous” act meant to offend much of the state's community.

Women speak out against 'extreme' abortion bill

Jul 16, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A federal bill to remove almost all abortion regulations is drawing strong opposition from critics who say that it would be devastating to health and safety of both women and their children.

Senate rejects bill to end employer conscience protections

Jul 16, 2014 - 03:36 pm .- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for businesses, drawing a response of cautious relief.

Official song released for papal visit to South Korea

Jul 16, 2014 - 03:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of Seoul in South Korea has revealed the official song for Pope Francis’ visit to the country, scheduled for Aug. 14-18 to coincide with Asian Youth Day.

Faith leaders join in condemnation of UK assisted dying bill

Jul 16, 2014 - 02:18 pm .- Various religious leaders have joined their voices to denounce a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill in parts of the U.K., stating that doing so violates human dignity and opens the door to coercion.

Papuans in Australia celebrate feast of Bl. Peter To Rot

Jul 16, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- The Papua New Guinean community in Sydney celebrated recently the feast day of Bl. Peter To Rot, himself a Papuan who was martyred during World War II for his defence of marriage.

Catholic News Agency launches mobile app

Jul 16, 2014 - 11:09 am .- Catholic News Agency has announced the launch of its new app, offering direct access to all of its content, free of charge.

Vatican lauds wide reach of #PAUSEforPeace campaign

Jul 16, 2014 - 08:03 am .- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the world cup final, officials have expressed their hope that the fruits will continue to grow.

Indian cardinal appeals for peace after crucifix vandalized

Jul 16, 2014 - 04:04 am .- After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has appealed for peace and prayers.

North Carolina lawmakers stand by 'Choose Life' plates

Jul 16, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Several lawmakers in North Carolina have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a censorship case related to pro-life specialty license plates in the state.

Soccer stars to play inter-religious friendly match for peace

Jul 16, 2014 - 12:28 am .- Retired soccer star Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy, will soon don his cleats again to take part in an inter-religious friendly match for peace.

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