Archive of May 25, 2017

Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment

May 25, 2017 - 07:27 pm .- Romania’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Can you be pro-life and anti-war? In Pittsburgh, apparently not.

May 25, 2017 - 06:00 pm .- On Tuesday, a “Consistent Life Ethic” group was booted from sponsorship of the Pittsburgh March Against War after Facebook complaints against their pro-life stance.

Why this cardinal has high hopes for Pope Francis' Colombia visit

May 25, 2017 - 04:51 pm .- Pope Francis is headed to Colombia this summer, and one of the nation's leading bishops believes the visit will be a chance for progress for many countries in the region.

Cardinal pleads for Islamist militants to release Philippines hostages

May 25, 2017 - 01:27 pm .- A Filipino cardinal has prayed for the release of Catholic hostages held by Islamist militants who have seized parts of a city on Mindanao, appealing to Muslim leaders to help secure their release.

To meet God we need silence, Cardinal Sarah says

May 25, 2017 - 12:01 pm .- At a presentation for his new book on Wednesday, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that not only does the Church need silence, but the act of being in silence and of listening to God is efficient, in its own way.

Pro-lifers slam Christian school for punishing pregnant teen

May 25, 2017 - 11:34 am .- Students for Life of America had strong words for a Maryland Christian high school that banned a pregnant student from walking at her graduation – a move they say will only deter women from being pro-life.

Religious freedom cited in first US female genital mutilation case

May 25, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A U.S. federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation will be challenged for the first time in a case in Detroit, where lawyers plan to cite religious freedom as a defense of the practice.

Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care

May 25, 2017 - 12:04 am .- The Catholic Church in Texas will work to promote more foster parenting, following the state legislature’s approval of strong legal protections for religious adoption and foster care agencies.

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