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April 30, 2014

Kenyan President Signs New Marriage Act, Allows Polygamy

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
BBC News and Jurist report that in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the controversial Marriage Act 2014. The new law requires that all marriages be registered...

California Court Refuses To Allow Sikh Juror To Wear Kirpan

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
In Yuba City, California, members of the Sikh community protested yesterday when officials refused to allow Gursant Singh to enter the Sutter County Courthouse to report for jury...

More than 50 abortions a day take place in India’s government-run hospitals in Delhi

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Catherine Briggs NEW DELHI, India, April 30, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than 50 abortions are performed daily in Delhi’s government hospitals, according to a Right to...

Pentagon Chaplain Hosts First Ever Sikh Program

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Huffington Post reports that the first ever program at the Pentagon to recognize the Sikh faith was held last Friday. Hosted by the Pentagon Chaplain, the program  celebrated...

Syrian Rebels Execute Two by Crucifixion

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
A jihadist group fighting both the Syrian government and other Islamist organisations has crucified two prisoners in the country and executed five others. Members of the Islamic...

Inmate With Multiple Wives Can Move Ahead With RLUIPA Challenge To Conjugal Visit Rule

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
While prisoner lawsuits challenging limits on conjugal visits are not particularly unusual, the challenge involved in Thomas v. Corbett, (PA Commonwealth Ct., April 29, 2014)...

Democratic Party leader: Wendy Davis will lose Texas governor’s race

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Catherine Briggs WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the Democratic Party's electoral efforts to win governor's races across the nation has...

Homosexual group gives Italian high school students ‘gay porn’ pamphlet at anti-bullying rally

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, April 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pamphlet, intended for use in schools, has been called homosexual pornography and indoctrination by...

Benedictine College Names New Tower after Pope Saint John XXIII

Catholic Education Daily - 4 months 2 weeks ago
“A tower is an architectural feature that symbolizes vision... St. John XXIII was a pope of vision. He saw the problems of the modern world and had the courage to offer a response...

Former Swiss Guard, CUA Professor Attended Papal Canonizations as Pilgrim

Catholic Education Daily - 4 months 2 weeks ago
“The coolest thing about this pilgrimage is that we know a saint,” Andreas Widmer said. “Pope John Paul II was a normal person to me. He was my boss. To go to the canonization of...

Loyola New Orleans to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Political Analyst at Graduation

Catholic Education Daily - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Pro-abortion rights former presidential advisor and CNN political analyst David Gergen will be honored during the University's commencement ceremony next month. More...

Pope St. John Paul II Inspired Youth to Love God, Authors Say

Catholic Education Daily - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Huge crowds of young people were attracted to Pope Saint John Paul II because “his joy of living, his smiling faith, [and] his burning passion to proclaim the Gospel to every man...

Argentine nun heads to Syria after Pope's call to peripheries

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Gaza City, Apr 30, 2014 / 04:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A religious sister from Argentina, who has been serving for four years in the Gaza Strip, is preparing to go to the Syrian...

Argentine nun heads to Syria after Pope's call to peripheries

EWTN - World Catholic News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Gaza City, Apr 30, 2014 / 05:19 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A religious sister from Argentina, who has been serving for four years in the Gaza Strip, is preparing to go to the Syrian...

FOCUS grateful for injunction against contraception mandate

EWTN - US Latest News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colo., Apr 30, 2014 / 05:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has welcomed a federal court's injunction against the HHS mandate...

Logic: What’s Missing from Public Discourse

Crisis Magazine - Church - 4 months 2 weeks ago
What often passes for public discourse in contemporary society is really just a simulacrum, an imitation, of real “discourse” in the sense of a “reasoned exchange of ideas.”  One...

Botched execution shows death penalty's brutality, bishop says

EWTN - US Latest News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Oklahoma City, Okla., Apr 30, 2014 / 05:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Commenting on the April 29 bungled execution of a death row inmate at the state penitentiary, Oklahoma City's...

Aggressive Emotivism at Charlotte Catholic HS

Crisis Magazine - Church - 4 months 2 weeks ago
In a recent case in North Carolina, a sweet faced and intellectually accomplished nun came to a Catholic high school to address the students about human sexuality. We don’t have...

Daily Gospel Reflection for April 30, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: John 3:16-21 Evil and wicked things, even to a person who some would say had no conscience, when doing them, does them in secret. No, they don’t want to get...

President Obama issues statement on papal canonizations

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
President Barack Obama has issued a statement on the canonizations of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II. "The work and witness of both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II...

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