Archive of June 26, 2017

Cardinal Turkson: Marijuana debate ignores ethical questions

Jun 26, 2017 - 04:34 pm .- The Vatican's top personality on social justice issues has voiced his concern for the increased demand for drugs, including recreational marijuana, saying debate on the plant's usage doesn't take ethical concerns into account.

Mystery surrounds death of priest who went missing in UK

Jun 26, 2017 - 03:23 pm .- A priest who was reported missing last week from his parish in Edinburgh, Scotland was found dead on a nearby beach Friday afternoon.

Christian leaders in Zambia warn against government abuses

Jun 26, 2017 - 02:53 pm .- The leaders of three major Christian groups in Zambia have issued a strongly worded letter on the political state of the country, calling on Zambians to “examine our conscience, seek the truth, and work towards bringing back hope to our people.”

The bishops have spoken up on two very different issues – and now the Supreme Court will, too

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:38 pm .- As the Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term on Monday, it agreed to consider a major religious freedom case, as well as the case of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, this fall.

Supreme Court rules in favor of church in crucial First Amendment case

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:32 am .- In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a church-owned playground can be eligible for a public benefit program.

Chinese bishop forcibly removed from diocese still missing

Jun 26, 2017 - 07:03 am .- On Monday the Vatican issued a statement on the situation of the Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, who has not been returned since being forcibly removed from his diocese by the Chinese state May 18.

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