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  • Common Core stirs controversy for Catholic schools

    Apr 17, 2014 0:25

    Common Core stirs controversy for Catholic schools

    (Fox News) Classrooms at some Catholic schools are undergoing a transformation, as decades-old traditions are being updated with Common Core state standards. Although the standards are not federally mandated for Catholic schools, dozens of dioceses are nevertheless adopting some of […]

     
  • Local Christians barred from Jerusalem’s Holy Week events

    Apr 17, 2014 0:02

    Local Christians barred from Jerusalem’s Holy Week events

    (UCAN) While pilgrims from around the world are flocking to Jerusalem to attend Holy Week services, many local Christians are not being allowed to join them. Under the ‘permit regime’ some members of a family to travel while other are […]

     
  • Vatican was not ordered to appear before U.N. committee, spokesman says

    Apr 16, 2014 3:46

    Vatican was not ordered to appear before U.N. committee, spokesman says

    (CNS) The Vatican’s scheduled May appearance before a United Nations committee monitoring adherence to an anti-torture treaty is being done willingly and not because church officials were ordered to appear for questioning, the Vatican spokesman said. Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, […]

     
  • Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

    Apr 16, 2014 3:43

    Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

    (CNS) Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park April 13, the day before the Jewish feast of Passover was to begin. […]

     
  • U.N. to question Vatican again on clergy sex abuse

    Apr 15, 2014 0:06

    U.N. to question Vatican again on clergy sex abuse

    (AP) — A second U.N. committee plans to question Vatican officials on failures to stop clergy sex abuse. The hearing scheduled for May 5-6 in Geneva will look at whether the Vatican’s record on child protection violates the U.N. Convention […]

     
  • Vatican appoints woman professor for top advisory post

    Apr 14, 2014 23:45

    Vatican appoints woman professor for top advisory post

    (UCAN) Pope Francis has appointed Lady Margaret Scotford Archer as president of a group of scholars dedicated to studying issues in the social sciences in order to offer reflection and advice to the leadership of the Church.According to an April […]

     
 
 
 
  • Murdering God

    Murdering God

    Apr 16, 2014 23:37

    (UCAN) Postmodernism flourishes in the shadows of a nihilism which it often denies. The hidden face of postmodern culture is a form of despair,...