Archive of June 5, 2017

Dialogue with Islam, promote the family, Pope urges Consolata Missionaries

Jun 5, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday challenged the Consolata Missionaries to give a “new impetus” to their missions work, including by inculturation of the Gospel, promoting family values, and dialogue with Islam.

US bishops say draft religious freedom rule 'long overdue'

Jun 5, 2017 - 02:23 pm .- A draft federal rule from the Trump administration regarding the contraception mandate is “encouraging news” that could help return federal health care policy to a better approach toward matters of conscience, the U.S. bishops have said.

How a Supreme Court decision about pension plans affects religious hospitals

Jun 5, 2017 - 02:08 pm .- The Supreme Court of the United States, in an 8-0 decision on Monday, ruled that the pension plans of religious hospitals meet religious exemptions from costly regulations.

Catacomb frescoes in Rome restored using lasers

Jun 5, 2017 - 01:42 pm .- Adorning the crypts hidden among Rome’s catacombs are frescoes which reveal 1,600 year-old history, as well as the life of early Christians, which are regaining vividness through new technology.

Muslims and Christians unite to rebuild Mosul monastery

Jun 5, 2017 - 12:00 pm .- As government forces pry apart the Islamic State's three yearlong grip on Mosul, Muslims and Christians have united to rebuild a damaged monastery.

European leaders discuss plight of child victims of war

Jun 5, 2017 - 11:40 am .- Last week the Order of Malta hosted diplomats and politicians from throughout Europe for a discussion on the effects of violent conflict on children.

Pope dedicates June to praying for an end to the arms trade

Jun 5, 2017 - 07:42 am .- In his latest prayer video, Pope Francis again issued a harsh condemnation of the arms trade, calling on global leaders to set personal interests aside and help to eradicate what for him is one of the greatest causes of human suffering today.

The need for a Catholic ministry to transgendered persons

Jun 5, 2017 - 03:12 am .- Walt Heyer remembers the moment when he started desiring to be a girl.

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