Archive of July 14, 2017

Court sides with NY archdiocese in major religious liberty decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 05:00 pm .- A federal court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of New York had the right not to hire a diocesan school principal in a First Amendment religious freedom decision.

Bishops stress hospitality for Camino de Santiago hosts

Jul 14, 2017 - 04:38 pm .- The bishops of Spain and France have published a new letter emphasizing the importance of hospitality for people who host pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, offering guidelines for how they can welcome and care for the spiritual needs of those making the long trek.

Florist takes religious liberty case to US Supreme Court

Jul 14, 2017 - 04:32 pm .- Flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her from a Washington state court ruling that could destroy her financially because her religious beliefs prevented her from serving a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Black Catholic congress emphasizes unity, action

Jul 14, 2017 - 02:41 pm .- More than 2,000 participants from across the country gathered in Orlando, Fla. last week for the 12th National Black Catholic Congress, exploring themes of racism and reconciliation, and hearing speakers who stressed the importance of being active to work for change.

Have you heard of Venerable 'Mama Bosco'?

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:21 am .- While St. John Bosco is a beloved saint among Catholics, many do not know that his mother, Margaret Bosco, was declared Venerable in 2006 and has an advancing cause towards beatification.

US neurology expert will visit UK to examine Charlie Gard

Jul 14, 2017 - 09:25 am .- The American doctor whose experimental treatment has been sought by the parents of Charlie Gard will travel to London on Monday, after a judge ruled that he could examine the baby and confer with the UK doctors.

Pope: Caring for creation means caring for your brother and sister

Jul 14, 2017 - 07:06 am .- Pope Francis on Friday sent a message to an international congress on care for our common home in the context of large cities, reminding participants that caring for the environment ultimately means having responsibility for our fellow man.

Mexican prison massacre may have 'Saint Death' ties

Jul 14, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The recent massacre of over two dozen prisoners in a central penitentiary in the state of Guerrero, Mexico may have been part of a ritual of the Santa Muerte cult.

New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

Jul 14, 2017 - 02:30 am .- New research indicates that the Shroud of Turin shows signs of blood from a torture victim, and undermines arguments that the reputed burial shroud of Jesus Christ was painted.

Mosul needs help to rebuild, Iraqi official cautions

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Just days after Iraqi forces completed their recapture of Mosul from the Islamic State, the nation's ambassador to the Holy See has said that they are eager to rebuild the city and have people return home, but it will require help to do so.

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