Archive of April 27, 2017

Vatican praised, cautioned on dialogue with al-Azhar university

Apr 27, 2017 - 09:01 pm .- A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the prestigious Islamic al-Azhar university Pope Francis will visit for aiming to increase Catholic-Muslim dialogue.

Revised health care bill still has 'serious flaws', US bishops maintain

Apr 27, 2017 - 05:01 pm .- A leading U.S. bishop expressed grave concerns Thursday about a revised health care bill which the House may vote on within days.

Remembering two anniversaries

Apr 27, 2017 - 04:07 pm .- We mark two forgotten anniversaries in 2017.

We need to 'shatter' the anonymity of sex purchasers, lawmakers say

Apr 27, 2017 - 03:43 pm .- The U.S. government needs to be continually equipped to fight the scourge of human trafficking in new and effective ways, said members of Congress introducing an anti-trafficking bill on Thursday.

Big honors for scholar who revitalized Christian philosophy

Apr 27, 2017 - 03:22 pm .- Philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the prestigious Templeton Award for once again making belief in God “a serious option within academic philosophy,” the Templeton Foundation has said.

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:33 pm .- A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment.

Pope thanks charity organization for generous service to the Church

Apr 27, 2017 - 07:25 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis met with members of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, telling them that in a world full of desperation, their charitable assistance helps the Church spread a message of hope to those most in need.

Court ruling could yank funds for non-Catholics at Catholic schools in Canada

Apr 27, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Non-Catholic students at Catholic schools in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will not receive taxpayer funding, a judge ruled last week.

New study: Birth control pills reduce women's well-being

Apr 27, 2017 - 03:01 am .- A new Swedish study has shown that women who are taking the contraceptive pill might be putting themselves at risk for decreasing their overall health and well-being.

Pope donates rent for beach serving people with disabilities

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Pope Francis has donated the rent for a private Italian beach that allows disabled people to enjoy the shore, the charity that manages the project announced this week.

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