The Council of Europe amends resolution on the protection of minors against “new religious movements”

Malta legalizes same-sex civil unions, adoptions

Lawyers challenge B.C. approval of Trinity Western law school

Pro-life, pro-marriage advocates arrested at Canadian university

Another UN committee plans to question Vatican officials on abuse

India: Vashi church to move high court over prayer meet

Priest defies Church of England ban on same-sex “marriage” as senior vicar warns of “crisis”

Pope Francis: Abortion is an “unspeakable crime,” right to life is central human right

Trinity Western law school approved in B.C. despite “gay rights” dispute

Religious Calgary school threatens to expel “immoral” staff, students

UK considers sharia-compliant student loans

Ministries win significant religious freedom case | OneNewsNow

China denies church “demolition campaign” but says Christianity’s growth “excessive”

“Copenhagen to fete Eurovision contest by marrying gay couples”

Italian court orders town to recognize New York same-sex “marriage”

European court condemns Hungary church law | BosNewsLife

Secular groups attack plan to make religion part of Scottish constitution

Canada: Law society to debate Trinity Western University’s homosexual behavior ban

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ rights against “gender ideology”

Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling

Quebec election results scuttle controversial parts of proposed Charter of Quebec Values

Euthanasia off the table in Quebec, for now

Senior UK judge opens door to better protection of religious belief

Gay-straight alliance motion defeated in Alberta Legislature

Church of Norway votes down same-sex “marriage”

Lawyers warn of global push for “gender identity” language | Catholic News Agency

Abortion debate erupts in sign war in Halifax

Philippine Supreme Court approves birth control law

UAE appeals court says murder conviction to be decided by Sharia procedure

European Court of Human Rights rules against Hungarian church registration law

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, Ontario court rules

Italian parents push back against “gender deconstruction” project in schools

Supreme Court of the Philippines to rule Tuesday on Reproductive Health law

“Canada’s right-to-die debate almost over, doctors say”

Christian couple in Pakistan sentenced to death for “blasphemy”

11 French local councils to ban no-pork menus in schools

Lesbian-only burial area being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

“Gay conversion therapy should have no place in NHS,” says health minister

Malaysia, Indonesia ban Biblical epic “Noah”

Canada: Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruling

Kazakhstan urged to end mandatory registration of religious communities

Northern Ireland Assembly to debate marriage redefinition

Plan for “Sharia-compliant” student loans to get more Muslims into university

Roger Kiska: Belgium’s deadly cough

Joe Carter: The global war on baby girls

Religious freedom defenders in Ottawa

Russian politician plans initiative to defend traditional marriage

    RT: “The head of the Russian Pensioners’ Party has come up with an initiative to change the Constitution and define marriage as only being between a man and a woman. Igor Zotov, who is also a Lower House MP on the ticket of the center-left Fair Russia Party has explained his move by his assertion that Russia’s traditional values were under threat from the latest modern tendencies.”


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Video of Foreign Affairs Committee’s 3/26 hearing on religious persecution in Vietnam

Georgia to consider ban on same-sex “marriage”

Australian High Court orders recognition of “non-specific” gender

Maltese president refuses to sign civil unions, same-sex adoption bill

Online porn seen by 200,000 UK kids in one month, study says

Pope Francis: The family is an icon of the Triune God

    Pope Francis: Dear Brothers and Sisters: Today we conclude our catechesis on the sacraments with the sacrament of Matrimony, which brings us to the very heart of God’s loving plan for the human family. The Triune God created us – men and women – in his image and calls us to mirror the mystery of his love. Married couples carry out this vocation in a full and definitive communion of life. As ‘one flesh,’ they become living icons of God’s love in our world, building up the Church in unity and fidelity. Christian marriage also reflects the mystery of Christ’s own faithful and sacrificial love for his body, the Church. Christian spouses thus receive a special consecration and a special mission. While a noble vocation, marriage is not an easy one: it must constantly be strengthened by a living relationship with the Lord through prayer: mornings and evenings, at meals, in the recitation of the Rosary, and above all through the Sunday Eucharist. Today let us pray for all families, especially those experiencing difficulties, so that by God’s mercy they can always be joyful models of faith, love and generous service in our communities.


  • Posted: 04/02/2014
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European Parliament President: “Cut aid to African countries with anti-gay laws”

Canadian court certifies class action against Anglican boarding school for abuse of students

Pakistan: Hindu community demands religious freedom, protection

Upcoming election in India brings fear, insecurity for Christians amid unrelenting persecution | ASSIST

Canada: PQ vows to use Charter protection for religious ban

Social conservatives are mobilizing in France, leading to talk of a tea party

Denmark prohibits ritual Jewish or Muslim cattle butcher

UK: Street preacher held by Police for 19 hours gets £13,000

Mexico City looks to set the pace in Latin America on same-sex “marriage”

In UK, state has eviscerated marriage and society must rebuild it

“An anti-gay marriage tea party, French style?”

Peter Berger: French movement against same-sex “marriage” focuses on rights of children

Australian same-sex couples can “marry” in UK consulates from June

Britain set to hold first same-sex “weddings”

UK: Northumberland County Council mulls student transport for religious purposes

Austin Ruse: What makes a hate group according to the SPLC?

David Cameron “to oppose assisted suicide vote”

UK: Doctor faces court on abortion drug

Pakistani gets death penalty for blasphemy

Bruce Frohnen: Making religion illegal in Denmark

Pope tells Obama of concern for “religious freedom” in United States

Kenyan Christian leaders oppose polygamy bill