Archive of August 4, 2017

Vote wisely, seek peace, bishops say ahead of Kenya's elections

Aug 4, 2017 - 05:04 pm .- With Kenya’s elections fast approaching, the country’s Catholic bishops are asking voters to choose wisely and encouraging all Kenyans to pray for peace.

Chile's bishops lament lifting of abortion ban

Aug 4, 2017 - 04:13 pm .- Late Wednesday, Chilean lawmakers approved legislation that would allow for abortions under certain circumstances, ending the country’s longstanding wholesale ban on the practice.

Why the Knights of Columbus will resettle Iraqi Christians

Aug 4, 2017 - 02:55 pm .- The urgency of the problems facing displaced Iraqi Christians has driven a new campaign by the Knights of Columbus to resettle an entire village in their homes, says a spokesman for the Knights.

New Zealand inquiry doesn't recommend legalizing assisted suicide, euthanasia

Aug 4, 2017 - 11:39 am .- A long-term inquiry submitted to New Zealand's parliament Wednesday did not recommend that assisted suicide and euthanasia be legalized in the country.

Study finds more Americans are approving of polygamy

Aug 4, 2017 - 06:02 am .- A new poll shows that seventeen percent of people in the U.S. now find polygamy to be morally permissible, citing an increase of acceptance among non-religious people as a major factor.

Vatican urges Venezuela to suspend constitutional revision

Aug 4, 2017 - 05:26 am .- As tensions and deaths continue to rise in Venezuela over the government's push to re-write their constitution, the Holy See has urged the country's leaders to hold off on the constitutional assembly, focusing instead on alleviating the nation's crippling humanitarian crisis.

Excavation sheds light on importance of ancient city near Rome

Aug 4, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Just eleven miles east of Rome lies the site of excavations of another ancient city, one which thrived in the last few centuries before Christ, but, overshadowed by Rome, eventually died out – though not before having its own thriving Christian community.

Over half of UK women who sought abortion last year used contraceptives

Aug 4, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Recent statistics show that more than half of women seeking abortions in Britain last year were using at least one form of contraception.  

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