Archive of March 15, 2017

Among horror stories from Syria, a woman's unborn baby was cut in half

Mar 15, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- As the Syrian Civil War begins its seventh year, Syrian doctors told members of Congress of the “unspeakable horrors” they have witnessed while serving patients in Aleppo.

Pope Francis: It's a grave sin to lay people off carelessly

Mar 15, 2017 - 03:41 pm .- Business is obliged to protect peoples' dignity – and those who lay off employees solely for economic gain commit a serious sin, Pope Francis told employees of a TV platform in Italy.

What Pope Francis did when guards tried to stop these Chinese pilgrims

Mar 15, 2017 - 03:01 pm .- Pope Francis greeted and blessed a group of pilgrims from China who broke protocol and approached him during the Wednesday general audience.

Ecuadorians struck by earthquake plead: 'Don't forget us'

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:50 pm .- Almost one year has passed since a devastating earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016: more than 660 died and many thousands lost their homes and livelihoods.

How to love well according to Pope Francis: it starts with God

Mar 15, 2017 - 06:33 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis warned against the hypocrisy that comes from believing that the ability to genuinely love others is based on our own efforts or goodness, rather than being only and always a gift from God.

US exorcists: Demonic activity is on the rise

Mar 15, 2017 - 06:26 am .- There is an alarming increase in demonic activity being reported by those who work in exorcism ministry, said the exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Although steps are being taken to increase the number of exorcists, demand is still outpacing supply.

What does it actually mean for a priest to be 'laicized'?

Mar 15, 2017 - 02:50 am .- When reports came out recently about Pope Francis’ decision to modify the penalties for several priests found guilty of abusing minors, the question arose as to whether the Pope was being too merciful in his decision.

EU ruling against workplace hijab draws religious freedom criticism

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:12 am .- Responding to the case of a receptionist fired for wearing a hijab to work, the Court of Justice of the European Union has allowed a qualified ban on religious headscarves in the workplace.

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