Archive of April 21, 2017

Why Russia's new ban on Jehovah's Witnesses is so troubling

Apr 21, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- The Jehovah's Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Thursday Supreme Court decision that observers feared signaled a further step back for religious liberty.

Catholic leaders urge extreme caution for new Netflix series

Apr 21, 2017 - 05:23 pm .- It’s only been out for a few weeks, but that’s enough time for “13 Reasons Why” to have become the latest teenage Netflix binge craze.

India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:22 am .- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country.

In Missouri, a court decision means lower health standards for abortion clinics

Apr 21, 2017 - 08:04 am .- Stronger medical standards for abortion clinics were thrown out in Missouri by a federal judge who cited a Supreme Court decision on a similar law in Texas.

Cardinal Cupich praises governor's pledge to veto abortion funding

Apr 21, 2017 - 06:13 am .- A promise from the governor of Illinois to veto an abortion funding bill drew the gratitude of Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, who called it a “principled stand.”

How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Apr 21, 2017 - 03:02 am .- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady's message.

Argentine priest in railway accident attributes life to Eucharist

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:08 am .- On Holy Thursday Father Alejandro Béjar, a priest of the Archdiocese of Mendoza, narrowly escaped being killed by a train. He attributes his survival to consecrated Hosts he was transporting on his way to visit the sick.

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