A group of nuns from the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (also known as the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco) are providing a home, food, clothing, care, education as well as leisure and sport to a group of girls and young women who survived abuse, child labour or the loss of their parents. They are preparing them to fight the future exploitation of Indian women.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities called on Catholics to participate in "Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage," January 19-27, to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says his government will vigorously defend an opposition court challenge aimed at shutting down the Australian-run Manus Island detention facility.
A 21-year-old man has been executed in Iran for a crime he allegedly committed while apparently still a juvenile.Amnesty International has said the hanging shows a deplorable disregard for international law.
So, Christians are free to wear a cross at work, but they're not necessarily free to believe in marriage. That's the upshot of the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights on four cases of British Christians who claimed to have suffered discrimination.
Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and Alexandria talk of a new climate of fear and uncertainty.
More than 1,000 priests have signed a letter voicing alarm that same-sex marriage could threaten religious freedom in a way last seen during “centuries of persecution” of Roman Catholics in England.
The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday (Jan. 10) following a furor over a sermon from the mid-1990s in which he denounced the gay rights movement and advocated efforts to turn gays straight.
In testimony before a committee of lawmakers weighing a change in the country’s abortion ban, the Irish bishops’ conference stressed that current policies allow for treatment of women with life-threatening conditions.
Bishops from North America and Europe have concluded their annual pilgrimage of solidarity to the Christians of the Holy Land with an appeal for prayers for peace.
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