Archive of January 4, 2013 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 4, 2013

Church of England allows gay men to become bishops

Jan 4, 2013 - 06:05 pm .- The Church of England has decided to permit gay male clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops, provided that they promise to be celibate.

Notre Dame mandate lawsuit dismissed as premature

Jan 4, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- A lawsuit filed by the University of Notre Dame to challenge the federal contraception mandate has been rejected as premature due to the government's promise to amend the regulation.

Breakaway bishop: Jews, Masons, and Modernists are 'enemies of the Church'

Jan 4, 2013 - 04:37 pm .- Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, mentioned Jews as “enemies of the Church” in a recent address reviewing the situation of the group as it considered full communion with Rome this past year.

Catholic churches set ablaze in Austria and France

Jan 4, 2013 - 02:08 pm .- Several Catholic churches in Europe were reportedly set on fire in the days before Christmas, raising concerns of vandalism motivated by an opposition to Christianity.

Archbishop urges Christian hope for a better Argentina

Jan 4, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- An Argentinean archbishop invited the people of his country to cultivate an authentic Christian hope in order to face the daily trials of life and work for a better country.

White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'

Jan 4, 2013 - 04:09 am .- An online petition asking the White House to designate the Catholic Church as a “hate group” for its views on marriage is drawing criticism for generating unjust animosity.

Syrian conflict could worsen Christian exodus

Jan 4, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Fighting in Syria continues to put pressure on the minority Christian population, leading to fears that more Syrians will join the many Christians who have already left the Middle East.      

Our Lady of Guadalupe documentary to premiere in DC

Jan 4, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A new documentary about the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe will premier Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C. and explore how the event helped spread the Catholic faith throughout the Americas.

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