Wednesday, January 12, 2011

News Updates, 1/12

Iran rounds up Christians in crackdown
Increasingly viewed by Islamic leaders as a threat

Catholic leaders warn of 'totalitarian' Venezuela
Call for Chavez to give up special lawmaking powers

Record number of Austrians quit Church in 2010
64 percent more than in the previous year

Hate message spray-painted at Anaheim Catholic church
Misspelled graffiti reads 'Kill the Cathlics!'

Rates for abortion increased during US recession
Data: 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44

Ontario Catholic schools revisit gay groups ban
Bishops: Alternative forms of support should be offered
[Prayer and Truth?]

Delaware diocese offers $74M settlement
To settle 150 claims of sexual abuse by priests

Eight NY Catholic schools to close in June
Deemed 'at risk' by Archdiocese of New York

Pope rails against rise of un-Christian names
Urged them to turn to Bible for inspiration

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