Archive of June 4, 2018

Audio drama of St. Francis takes Audie Award

Jun 4, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A spoken-word drama about the life of St. Francis of Assisi has won an Audie Award from the Audio Publishers Association.

Catholic leaders secure release of detainees at Nicaraguan church

Jun 4, 2018 - 04:54 pm .- Nicaraguan police have ended a day-long seige against a church after Catholic leaders intervened to release an estimated 30 opposition supporters taking refuge inside.

Understanding the Supreme Court's Masterpiece Cake ruling

Jun 4, 2018 - 04:21 pm .- Religious freedom advocates have mostly celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, although some commentators have expressed concern that the case was a “narrow” victory - won on specific facts of the case, not addressing broad Constitutional questions.

Pope Francis urges Spirit-centered cooperation between Catholics, Lutherans

Jun 4, 2018 - 03:33 pm .- In an address Monday to a delegation of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pope Francis encouraged ongoing ecumenism between Catholics and Lutherans.

Religious freedom groups praise Supreme Court's Masterpiece ruling

Jun 4, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- Religious freedom groups cheered Monday’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision that a Colorado baker had his rights violated when the state civil rights commission said he was required to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Sodalit founder appeals decision barring him from contact with community

Jun 4, 2018 - 02:48 pm .- Luis Fernando Figari, a layman accused of physical, sexual and psychological abuse, has launched a second appeal against a 2017 Vatican decision prohibiting him from living with the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, the society of apostolic life he founded.

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who declined to serve gay wedding

Jun 4, 2018 - 08:19 am .- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.

Pope Francis rejects German proposal for inter-communion

Jun 4, 2018 - 06:37 am .- One month after Vatican and German delegates met in Rome to discuss a proposal put forward by German bishops to allow Protestant spouses in inter-denominational marriages to receive the Eucharist in certain circumstances, Pope Francis has rejected it.