One of the most shocking human rights violations stories in recent history has been running in a courtroom in Philadelphia (USA) this past month, but you wouldn’t know that from following any of the major international news outlets.
Tens of thousands of pro-life activists posted messages on Twitter on Friday with the hashtag #Gosnell to break through a pervasive media blackout that continues to envelope mainstream media outlets from the Washington Post and New York Times to the Big Three cable networks. Some 23,600 Twitter messages were sent using the abortionist's last name within one hour, allowing the name to trend on Twitter.
This Jesuit is the first Italian priest who opened up an account on Twitter. He says his vocation as a Jesuit leads him to all type of boundaries and limits. In his case, those boundaries are online. His name is Antonio Spadaro. He is a priest and also the director of a magazine titled Civiltà Cattolica.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse began in Melbourne yesterday with Chairman Justice Peter McClellan saying the volume of evidence and scope of the inquiry was so large it was unlikely the process would be finished by the end of 2015, as the government had forecast.
Parents who would never allow their children to drive without lessons give them mobile phones and hope for the best. Good luck to them!
I keep having the same conversation over and over. It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Or like this: “I stopped following a friend on Instagram, and now that I don’t see nonstop snapshots of her perfect life, I like her better.”
Two senior students are trying to get rid of a Catholic Chaplain from their campus for his Catholic beliefs. The seniors, Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen, have announced a coordinated campaign to rid the campus of the Roman Catholic priest, because he is anti-abortion and encourages those with same-sex attraction to remain celibate all of which are in line with Catholic church teaching.
There are many aspects of Catholicism that require a level of depth in order to fully understand them. So in this video, Matthew Warner asked Fr. Barron how to share our faith in a 30-second sound-byte culture!
Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held its first hearing on April 3. At least 5,000 people are expected to testify before the commission, which is scheduled to issue an interim report in 2014 and a final report in 2015.
The Mass of the Lord's Supper that Pope Francis will celebrate on Holy Thursday in the chapel of the Casal del Marmo Penitential Institute for Minors will be, by his express desire, very simple. Concelebrating with the Holy Father will be Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome, and Fr. Gaetano Greco, chaplain of the Institute.
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