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  • 2015 saw decline in religious freedom, says US report

    May 4, 2016 0:28

    2015 saw decline in religious freedom, says US report

    (NPR) The global refugee crisis, political strife and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom in 2015 and an increase in “societal intolerance,” according to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. “At best, in most […]

     
  • Europe’s bishops call unified line on refugee crisis ‘impossible’

    May 4, 2016 0:06

    Europe’s bishops call unified line on refugee crisis ‘impossible’

    (Crux) Despite Pope Francis’ repeated calls for a comprehensive Catholic response to the European refugee crisis, Europe’s bishops declared Tuesday they don’t have a common line, arguing that the differing realities of each country makes a uniform response impossible. “We […]

     
  • US bishops’ “pro-life giant” steps down after almost 40 years

    May 2, 2016 0:35

    US bishops’ “pro-life giant” steps down after almost 40 years

    (Crux) As the U.S. bishops’ legislative point man for pro-life issues for nearly four decades, Richard Doerflinger has been armed both with an encyclopedic knowledge of life-related bills in Congress and state legislatures, and a droll sense of humor. So […]

     
  • Bishops release religious freedom video for 50th anniversary of ‘Dignitatis Humanae’

    May 2, 2016 0:11

    Bishops release religious freedom video for 50th anniversary of ‘Dignitatis Humanae’

    (NCR Online) The religious freedom campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took on a new urgency, wrapped in ominous tones and a foreboding script, in a newly released video. The nine-and-a-half minute presentation matches footage of grim scenes […]

     
  • Vatican stem cell summit wants cutting-edge treatment to reach the poor

    Apr 29, 2016 0:49

    Vatican stem cell summit wants cutting-edge treatment to reach the poor

    (Crux) This week the Vatican is hosting its third conference on stem cell research, seeking to promote therapies based on adult stem cells, which the Catholic Church supports, rather than the use of embryos, and also to make sure cutting-edge […]

     
  • Catholic vote not as monolithic as it once was, but still important

    Apr 29, 2016 0:42

    Catholic vote not as monolithic as it once was, but still important

    (CNS) Is there a Catholic vote? Well, yes. Kind of. Voting patterns show Catholics vote much like the rest of America, with minor swings one way or the other, depending on the candidate and the state. Nevertheless, the Catholic vote […]

     
 

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