Archive of August 17, 2017

What an academic institute in Canada means for Ukrainian Catholics

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:08 pm .- A longtime institute on Eastern Christianity has played a pivotal role in restoring the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church after the fall of communism, and it now has a new home in Toronto.

New petition calls for pro-life support against nuclear warfare

Aug 17, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- As political tensions increase between the United States and North Korea, one pro-life group began a petition urging nuclear disarmament around the world.

Guam's Catholics pray for peace amid ongoing threats from North Korea

Aug 17, 2017 - 05:11 pm .- In the face of North Korea’s threats to bomb the island of Guam, the Catholic faithful have gathered in parishes across the U.S. territory to pray for eased tensions between the two nations.

Planned Parenthood investigator claims victory in Washington State appeal

Aug 17, 2017 - 03:49 pm .- Lawyers for Planned Parenthood investigator David Daleiden claimed a victory on Wednesday as the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court sent back a lower court's ruling against him.

High court weighs constitutionality of Chile's abortion bill

Aug 17, 2017 - 02:47 pm .- After the recent passage of a bill that would allow some abortions in Chile, the country's high court is considering whether or not the bill is a violation of the constitutional protections for unborn life.

Pope Francis, Spanish bishops offer prayers after Barcelona terrorist attack

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:04 am .- Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 and injuring dozens more.

This surfing school in Chile was created for kids with Down syndrome

Aug 17, 2017 - 03:08 am .- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.

How the Pope's Paraguay trip inspired a children's charity

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:03 am .- In the wake of Pope Francis' 2015 trip to Paraguay, a local charity was founded in order to help feed dozens of children whose parents struggle to make ends meet.

An Indian woman became a nun...because of elephants?

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times in the country.

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