Archive of April 7, 2015

Between conflicting cake rulings in Colorado, baker's livelihood still at risk

Apr 7, 2015 - 05:03 pm .- The Colorado agency which punished a baker who declined to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony has ruled that other bakers may refuse to make cakes with messages opposed to gay marriage. Defenders of the censured baker, Jack Phillips, say the commission should be more consistent.

Pope Francis sends rosaries, Easter cakes to Iraqi Christians

Apr 7, 2015 - 03:37 pm .- The Solemn Easter Vigil in Erbil, Iraq, concluded in a spirit of joyful celebration with the distribution of dove-shaped Easter cakes and rosaries sent by Pope Francis to thousands of Chaldean Christians displaced by ISIS.

Amid war in Syria, Catholic patriarch says Easter offers path of hope

Apr 7, 2015 - 12:48 pm .- Citing St. Paul’s conversion on the Road to Damascus, an Eastern Catholic patriarch’s Easter message repeated a call for peace and urged Christians to bear the Gospel of Life amid Syria’s ongoing civil war.

Faith served straight up: how alcohol shapes cultural and religious identity

Apr 7, 2015 - 04:02 am .- From a glass of beer at dinner to the wine transubstantiated at the Last Supper, sharing a drink has held a profoundly important place in shaping people’s lives through the ages.

For Bishop Davies, 'British values' come from human dignity, not politicians

Apr 7, 2015 - 02:03 am .- It is more important than ever for the British people to hear about Jesus Christ, who reveals the dignity and identity of every person, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury said in his Easter Sunday homily.

Do we really understand Boko Haram?

Apr 7, 2015 - 12:04 am .- Boko Haram gained notoriety last April, by kidnapping some 300 girls from a boarding school in northeast Nigeria. But the militant Islamist group had been active in the country for years, killing thousands since 2009.

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