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Secularization - Latest News
May 6, 2019 - 10:43 am .- The number of Germans who pay a state-administered “Church tax” to the Catholic Church or the country’s largest Protestant group is expected to be halved by 2060, according to researchers at the University of Freiburg.
Apr 2, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Parents and Catholic schools near Dublin have expressed their opposition to a Department of Education plan to divest a school in the area from its Catholic patronage.
Dec 6, 2015 - 04:03 pm .- Italy is facing a swift and dramatic collapse of the institution of marriage, according to a prominent Italian demographer and statistician.
Feb 23, 2015 - 05:12 pm .- The main challenge facing the Church today is secularism, according to Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok, who boldly called the phenomenon the devil's face in the modern world.
May 24, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Scholar Mary Eberstadt says most theories of secularization do not take into account the role of the family in religious practice, noting how its demise is critically linked to an increasingly secular West.
May 7, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Officials from the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia have urged Catholics to adhere to Church teaching in the face of potential same-sex unions and a movement towards a secular nation.  
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- An Argentinean archbishop invited the people of his country to cultivate an authentic Christian hope in order to face the daily trials of life and work for a better country.
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:37 pm .- A French cabinet member announced that the government will monitor certain groups for "religious pathology," including a traditionalist Catholic organization, and will shut them down if it is discovered.
Oct 23, 2012 - 07:15 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has said that the “secularizing” of American culture is a “much larger issue” than political causes or the outcome of the presidential elections, warning against a rise of anti-religious sentiment and restating his fears of a future persecution in the United States.
Aug 10, 2012 - 04:03 am .- The Steubenville City Council's decision to remove the silhouette of the Franciscan University chapel from the city’s logo has been met with opposition from the local community.
Jun 14, 2012 - 10:10 am .- The growing perception of religion as a threat to a free society is leading to persecution of believers around the world, according to speakers at a recent meeting of the U.S. bishops.