Archive of February 23, 2017

Texas must fund Planned Parenthood, federal judge rules

Feb 23, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- Amid the controversy over investigative videos appearing to show illegal activities at Planned Parenthood, a federal judge has temporarily barred Texas from denying Medicaid funding to the abortion provider.

Iraqi Christians erect large cross in area liberated from ISIS

Feb 23, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- After years of darkness, hope has returned to Telekuf-Tesqopa. Located just 17 miles from Mosul, the village is rebuilding after being liberated from ISIS.  

How old anti-Catholic laws still threaten religious freedom today

Feb 23, 2017 - 03:54 pm .- Anti-Catholic state laws from the 19th century are today being used by secularists to fight public funding of all religious organizations, warned a religious freedom advocacy group.

Race-based death sentence rejected at US Supreme Court

Feb 23, 2017 - 02:34 pm .- A death row inmate in Texas deserves a new sentencing hearing because his own lawyers called on an expert who claimed he was more likely to be dangerous because he is black, the U. S. Supreme Court has said.

Trump draws praise for withdrawing transgender bathroom regulation

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:27 pm .- On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew an Obama-era guidance that had directed schools to allow students to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender they currently identify with, not the facilities of their birth or biological sex.

Pope Francis: the Torah is a manifestation of God’s love for man

Feb 23, 2017 - 07:33 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis welcomed longtime friend and Rabbi Abraham Skorka to the Vatican for the presentation of a new version of the Torah, which he said is a sign of the love God shows to man in both words and gestures.

This 110-year-old nun got birthday greetings from Pope Francis

Feb 23, 2017 - 06:04 am .- She is one of the oldest religious sisters in the world, but this week, she turned 110 years young. 

Venezuelan Catholics face backlash for opposing government

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:02 am .- After speaking against alleged government misconduct, human rights abuses and delay of free elections, Catholic churches and clergy around Venezuela are facing a wave of protests from pro-government supporters.

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