Archive of February 21, 2017

US anti-Semitism feared to rise if incidents aren't condemned

Feb 21, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- Antisemitic incidents in the United States must be prosecuted and condemned by the government to curb their rise, a religious freedom expert insists.

Vatican, Jewish museum launch first joint-exhibit on the Menorah

Feb 21, 2017 - 03:24 pm .- The Vatican and the Jewish community in Rome are marking a new step in relations between the two religions by rolling out the first-ever joint exhibition focused entirely on the Menorah – an ancient symbol representing their shared roots.

We're more likely to jail the mentally ill than get them help

Feb 21, 2017 - 03:11 pm .- People with severe mental illness are much more likely to be incarcerated than treated for their disorders, advocates said at a recent panel, and changes need to be made in order to break the vicious cycle of prison and homelessness.

World's oldest Dominican Sister dies at age 110

Feb 21, 2017 - 02:36 pm .- A French diocese announced that Dominican Sister Marie Bernardette, the oldest sister in her order, passed away last week at 110 years of age.

Pope Francis: Protecting migrants is a 'moral imperative'

Feb 21, 2017 - 08:30 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis said that it is our duty to defend the dignity of migrants, particularly by enacting just laws that offer protection to those forced to flee from dangerous or inhumane situations.

This 200 year-old black Catholic school is a 'gem' in Baltimore's inner city

Feb 21, 2017 - 06:02 am .- Nestled among the mix of shiny new storefronts, foreclosed row houses, parks, and public housing, lies what locals call the “gem of East Baltimore:” St. Frances Academy. Perduring the Civil War, social tumult, economic growth and decline in the neighborhood, the 189-year-old Catholic school still operates from the principles of its foundress, Servant of God Mother Mary Lange.

Vatican, Al-Azhar team up to counter religious justification for violence

Feb 21, 2017 - 05:58 am .- The Vatican and one of Islam’s most renowned schools of Sunni thought are joining forces to discuss how they can work together in combating religious extremism that uses God’s name to justify violence.

Archbishop Chaput on his new book about life in a post-Christian world

Feb 21, 2017 - 02:50 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's new book, released on Tuesday, takes a hard look at how Catholics in the United States can live their faith in a public square which has become post-Christian.

London choir aims to bring sacred music from the Masses...to the masses

Feb 21, 2017 - 12:02 am .- You may recognize the sound of the London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir from epic motion picture soundtracks like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or The Phantom of the Opera.

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