Archive of March 9, 2017

NY archdiocese defends right to make hiring decisions

Mar 9, 2017 - 08:40 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York argued before a federal circuit court this week that it should have the freedom to make employment decisions about Catholic school principals without government intervention.

Muhammad Ali's family speaks up on religious freedom after airport detainment

Mar 9, 2017 - 04:45 pm .- Family members of boxing great Muhammed Ali say they were detained at an airport for their religion and have linked the incident President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which they are challenging on religious freedom grounds.

Can we delete death? Transhumanism's lofty goal meets a Catholic response

Mar 9, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie – being able to “upload” our minds to computers to live on after we die, to freeze our bodies only to bring them back in the future, or to pop pills to enhance our mood and intelligence.

Where it's OK to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day this Lent

Mar 9, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- If you’re an Irish Catholic (or any Catholic) living in the United States, you will need to check with your local diocese before indulging in corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day this year.

Arizona State University to hold first Pregnant on Campus Week

Mar 9, 2017 - 02:56 pm .- The Students for Life Group at Arizona State University is planning the nation’s first Pregnant on Campus Week to offer resources, support and information for parents on campus this March 13-16.

Holy-wood: How one priest supports 'truth, beauty and goodness' in film

Mar 9, 2017 - 02:36 pm .- The path to priesthood doesn’t often include stops on the sets of soap operas.

More than 200 Korean martyrs are up for beatification

Mar 9, 2017 - 06:02 am .- The first Bishop of Pyongyang, an American born-bishop, and numerous priests and laity are among the 213 who could be beatified and advanced on the process to sainthood under a process begun in South Korea.

She grew up in the art world – now she's leading the Vatican museums

Mar 9, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Barbara Jatta, the newest director of the Vatican museums, and the first woman to hold the position, said that working with art was a natural path for her to follow – and she can’t imagine a better place to do so.

Conditions lamented as seven Argentine inmates die in fire

Mar 9, 2017 - 12:02 am .- The deaths of seven inmates in a fire at a police station in Pergamino, Argentina has brought renewed criticisms of the “inhumane situation” experienced in prisons in the country.

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