Britain failed to protect woman’s religious liberty

January 28, 2013

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the British government violated the rights of an airline flight attendant by failing to protect her right to conscience and religion.

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‘Gorgeous George’

January 28, 2013

A cover of Italy’s Vanity Fair magazine shows Archbishop Georg Ganswein.

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Star marks the spot

January 28, 2013

Worshippers stand near candles in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, Jan. 18.

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Canada gets 'wake-up call' for new vision for First Nations

January 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

As the Idle No More movement shows no sign of running out of steam, two observers urge a fresh vision for a new relationship between Canada and aboriginal peoples.

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French take to the street to protest same-sex marriage

January 21, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PARIS – A French bishops' spokesman urged politicians to "listen to the streets" after hundreds of thousands of people rallied against same-sex marriage.

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Bishops urge `constructive efforts` to resolve native issues

January 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Canada's Catholic bishops offered prayers and encouragement prior to the meeting Jan. 11 between First Nations leaders and the prime minister amid signs of growing polarization.

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Murchland is a priest formed by Vatican II

January 21, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Becoming a priest is never an absolute choice. "It's always conditioned," maintains Holy Cross Father Wilfrid Murchland. "There are always influences that help you decide."

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Week of Prayer gives voice to the voiceless

January 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The focus of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is on Christianity in India.

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Bishops urge pilgrims to visit the Holy Land

January 21, 2013
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

JERUSALEM – Bishops who traveled to the Holy Land to assess the local Church's needs noted the "profound anxiety" the "dark and dramatic events" of the past year have caused in the region.

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The paradoxes of faith and science

January 21, 2013
MEGAN ENGEL
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Two stars dance together. Electromagnetic fields undulate in invisible light waves forging their silent way through the vacuum of space. When they reach Earth, the same waves become discrete particles and violently eject electrons in atoms inside a camera, recording telescope images like those I have analyzed.

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