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Bishop condemns acts of torture detailed in damning Senate report

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:36 pm .- Beatings. Sleep deprivation. Death by hypothermia. Isolation. A Senate report released Tuesday exposed a dark underbelly of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program that oversaw 119 detainees between 2001 and 2009.

God's immeasurable love transforms lives, emphasizes Pope

Jun 22, 2014 - 07:22 am .- In his Sunday Angelus today Pope Francis stressed the limitless nature of God’s love that transforms the heart and life of every Christian.  

Critic: UN abortion controversy shows push to exclude Catholics

May 29, 2014 - 12:30 am .- U.N. anti-torture committee member Felice Gaer’s statement to a Holy See delegation equating opposition to abortion and torture is part of a growing trend to exclude Catholics and other pro-life advocates, one critic says.

Holy See did not violate torture convention, UN committee says

May 23, 2014 - 01:47 pm .- A U.N. anti-torture committee report has said that the Holy See did not violate the international Convention Against Torture.

Holy See warns against ideological agenda in UN torture hearing

May 2, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- Ahead of a report to the U.N. on an anti-torture agreement next week, the Holy See has emphasized its commitment against torture, and warned against the hearing being reduced to a “tool of ideological pressure.”

Sarah Palin rebuked for comparing waterboarding to baptism

May 1, 2014 - 02:48 am .- Catholics and other Christians have criticized Sarah Palin’s recent comments comparing waterboarding to baptism, calling them disrespectful, irreverent, and even blasphemous.

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