Archive of December 16, 2015

In North Korea, Canadian pastor faces life imprisonment

Dec 16, 2015 - 05:19 pm .- North Korea has sentenced Hyeon Soo Lim, a Christian pastor and a Canadian citizen, to life in prison with hard labor, claiming he has committed crimes against the state.

We won't respond to violence with hatred, religious leaders say

Dec 16, 2015 - 05:15 pm .- Religious leaders responded to global violence and terrorism with solidarity and prayer on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Dallas' next auxiliary bishop sees 'a new call to serve'

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:31 pm .- Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Monsignor J. Gregory Kelly, a local priest, to become the newest auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Dallas.

How does God show mercy to us? Through the Church, Pope says

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:05 am .- The Church is the “living sign” of God's love and mercy in the world, Pope Francis said during his Wednesday general audience. He reflected on the universality of communion as demonstrated by the global scale of the Jubilee of Mercy.

Canadian judge rules in favor of religious liberty for Christian law school

Dec 16, 2015 - 03:06 am .- A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reversed a decision by the province’s law society that would have banned graduates of a Christian law school from practicing law in the province.

Vatican finances get a positive report card from European watchdog

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:01 am .- The Council of Europe's second progress report on the reform of Vatican finances, released Tuesday, found that the Holy See has addressed many of the deficiencies in its financial system, while continuing to urge that it ramp up money laundering prosecutions.