Archive of October 29, 2015

Dialogue with the Islamic State? Not likely, says Cardinal Parolin

Oct 29, 2015 - 03:03 pm .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, said that while interreligious dialogue is important, it’s not likely possible with fundamentalist groups because they aren’t interested in building the necessary relationships.

Pope Francis sets up foundation to boost Catholic education

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:54 am .- Observing the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's declaration on Christian education, Pope Francis on Wednesday established a foundation meant to promote Catholic education worldwide.

China replaces one-child policy with two-child policy

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:38 am .- The Chinese government has moved its cap on the number of children per family from one to two, the state’s news agency reported on Thursday. But one women’s rights activist says the change is not enough.

Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, Ugandan archbishop says

Oct 29, 2015 - 07:45 am .- As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’ coming visit to Africa is a moment of both excitement and busy preparation.

Researcher: Study after study finding kids do best with married parents

Oct 29, 2015 - 06:51 am .- Three new pieces of scholarship released in recent weeks suggest that children do best with married parents and are more likely to face a host of challenges in other situations.

Rabbi: From John XXIII to Francis, Catholic relations with Judaism have improved

Oct 29, 2015 - 03:02 am .- Fifty years ago the way the Catholic Church related with other religions changed forever when the Second Vatican Council declaration Nostra aetate sparked a wave of unprecedented welcome – a revolution one rabbi says has gained steam with every Pope since.

Want to implement Laudato si'? Strong families are a good start, scholars argue

Oct 29, 2015 - 12:04 am .- Church teaching on marriage and family life is crucial to understanding Pope Francis' ecology encyclical, experts insisted at a conference on Monday.

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