Archive of August 24, 2017

For most Americans, parochial school education outshines public schools

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:08 pm .- Parochial schools are better at their task than public schools, say respondents to a survey of Americans’ attitudes towards varieties of schooling.

In limited ruling, court sides with Wis. photographer who declines same-sex weddings

Aug 24, 2017 - 05:18 pm .- A Christian photographer who declines clients because she does not believe in same-sex marriage cannot be sued under certain anti-discrimination laws on the ground she does not run a storefront, a Wisconsin court has said.

Hate speech is vocal pornography, says Archbishop Gregory

Aug 24, 2017 - 04:38 pm .- The Archbishop of Atlanta said this week that racism must be solved through encounter, and stressed that ignorance is the fuel to bigotry and hate speech, which he likened to a type of pornography.

Why hasn't the Trump administration dropped the HHS mandate?

Aug 24, 2017 - 04:23 pm .- Lawyers for the Little Sisters of the Poor said it’s time for the Trump administration to admit that the Obama-era contraception mandate is unconstitutional and provide the sisters relief.

For Pope Francis, 'the liturgical reform is irreversible'

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:49 pm .- On Thursday Pope Francis told a group of Italian liturgists that while the process of implementing the liturgical reform following Vatican II has been a long and at times bumpy task, the reform is “irreversible.”

Firebomb is latest in series of attacks against iconic Chilean church

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:04 am .- A religious congregation voiced sorrow and called for greater respect for faith after the iconic Church of National Gratitude in Santiago de Chile was hit with a firebomb attack by young people this week.

Mo. governor right to halt execution, Catholic conference says

Aug 24, 2017 - 06:04 am .- A governor’s decision to stay the imminent execution of a death row inmate following claims of new evidence has drawn praise from the Missouri Catholic Conference.

The rise of the 'alt-right' – how should the Church respond?

Aug 24, 2017 - 03:02 am .- People are probably familiar with white supremacist groups like neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan – both of which made an appearance at the violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia that shocked the nation and the world.

Chilean court sidesteps constitution, paves way for legal abortion

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:25 am .- A Chilean court ruled this week in favor of a controversial bill that allows abortion in some cases, against the objections of pro-life advocates who pointed to the Constitution’s explicit protections for the unborn.

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