Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Archbishop

Vatican Radio 12 June 2014

Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Chaldean Archbishop Amel Nona, said he thought Mosul’s last remaining Christians had left now a city which until 2003 was home to 35,000 faithful.

The Christians are among 500,000 thought to have fled Mosul whose overthrow yesterday is now followed […]

Cardinal ‘very saddened’ that Harvard will allow black mass

Richard Weir The Boston Herald 5/12/2014

Cardinal Sean O’Malley this morning said he was deeply “saddened” that Harvard University is allowing a black mass that is a sacrilegious parody of Roman Catholic liturgy to go forward tonight.

“I was disappointed. I was hoping Harvard would see how offensive and evil this was, and please ask […]

Clarence Thomas: Society is overly sensitive about race

Chris Moody Yahoo! News 2/11/2014

Americans today are too sensitive about race, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a gathering of college students in Florida on Tuesday.

Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas, the second black justice to serve on the court, lamented what he considers a society that […]

Napolitano: Obama mocks Catholic nuns for resisting Obamacare contraception mandate

Nuns attend a mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, to mark Epiphany, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The Epiphany day, is a joyous day for Catholics in which they recall the journey of the Three Kings, or Magi, to pay homage to Baby Jesus. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

 

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Justice Delays Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Breitbart.com Big Government 1 Jan 2014

Justice delays health law’s birth control mandate By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press WASHINGTON

The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama’s new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday […]

Pope Francis in Rio: millions gather on Copacabana beach to celebrate Mass

The Telegraph [UK] 28 July 2013

 

 

Picture: AP Photo/Felipe Dana

 

The vigil drew a reported 3 million flag-waving, rosary-toting faithful, higher than the 1 million at the last World Youth Day vigil in Madrid in 2011, and far more than the 650,000 at Toronto’s 2002 vigil.