Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

 

Pope calls for greater freedoms in Cuba as he ends two-country tour

Greeted by throngs of Catholic worshipers from across the region, Pope Benedict XVI ended his two-country tour in Havana’s Revolution Plaza with a reference to what he described as a need for “authentic freedom.”

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Pope calls for worshipers to remember ‘essence’ of Christmas

Pope Benedict XVI presided over Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, delivering a homily that focused on the “essence” of the holiday rather than the “commercial celebration” it has become.

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Local Catholics Discuss Birth Control, Religious Freedom

As the Supreme Court discussed the legality of the Affordable Care Act this week, Catholics gathered in Northbrook to discuss its ramifications to their faith….

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How religion has been used to promote slavery

By John Blake, CNN Editor’s note: The CNN documentary 'Slavery's Last Stronghold' airs on CNN International TV March 29, 30, 31 and April 22. Check local listings for times. (CNN) – Which revered religious figure – Moses, Jesus, or the Prophet Muhammad – spoke out boldly and unambiguously against slavery? Answer: None of them. One [...]

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How religion has been used to promote slavery

By John Blake, CNN Editor’s note: The CNN documentary 'Slavery's Last Stronghold' airs on CNN International TV March 29, 30, 31 and April 22. Check local listings for times. (CNN) – Which revered religious figure – Moses, Jesus, or the Prophet Muhammad – spoke out boldly and unambiguously against slavery? Answer: None of them. One [...]

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Trial Reveals Priests Struggled With ‘Sexual Sobriety’

PHILADELPHIA — A string of Roman Catholic priests testified Wednesday in a landmark clergy-abuse case, saying they reported fellow priests to the archdiocese after finding…

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Heaven Doesn’t Have Mirrors, Reports Gary Busey

On Dec. 4, 1988, actor Gary Busey crashed his motorcycle in a highway guardrail and suffered serious head trauma, something compounded by the fact that…

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