Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Catholic News Roundup 06-07

Baby Factory Raided
A "factory" where teenage girls were forced to "make babies" for the proprietor has been raided, the girls rescued, and the owner arrested.

Kidnapped bishop returned safely
A bishop in the Central African Republic was kidnapped by rebel forces on June 2 and soon released.

NYC bars religious services from public schools
A panel of a federal appeals court has ruled that New York City may prevent religious organizations from holding worship services in public school buildings.

Nepal may ban conversion to other faiths
The parliament of Nepal, a Hindu monarchy until 2006, is considering a measure that would ban evangelization and conversion from one religion to another.

Every year 105,000 Christians are killed because of their faith
This is equivalent to a Christian being killed every five minutes for their faith.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Regarding the story about the NYC court ruling disallowing religious services in a school saying it violates the so-called, yet non-existent, separation of church and state in the Constitution. The Capitol building was used as a church. Church services were held there regularly. Thomas Jefferson would ride in, rain or shine, to attend. This is all documented in writings of our Founders, and people really need to check our our government records before coming to such an uniformed decision. Prayer was commonplace in the hallowed halls in Washington DC. The halls aren't so hallowed now, of course.

I so wish people would read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Our nation was founded on these very short documents. It's a shame today's bills are in the multi-thousands of pages.

The 1st amendment was written not to "prostrate" Christianity to "Mohammadism" or Judaism, but to eliminate any, can't think of the right word, let's say competition between Christian denominations. We do not have a national religion because our Founders believed it would have been trampling on state's rights. In their view, what business was it of the national government to tell a state what religion it had to be. They wanted to leave that behind in England. However, states did have official religions in the beginning, and it violated no law nor the Constitution. Aagh! Just had to get that out.