Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pope Francis: only God’s beauty can attract

See on Scoop.it – Just a Plain Jane CatholicRio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 27, 2013 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told Brazil’s bishops that people will be drawn to the Church only through God’s beauty, recounting how God … Continue reading

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Poles thrilled to hear next World Youth Day in Krakow

See on Scoop.it – Just a Plain Jane CatholicRio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2013 / 10:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Young Polish men and women gathered in Rio rejoiced at Pope Francis’ announcement that Krakow, Poland will host the next … Continue reading

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The Arab Springtime is a Nightmare for Syrian Christians

See on Scoop.it – Just a Plain Jane CatholicMiddle Eastern Christians decry how Western media misrepresent the increasingly violent events in Syria. Kristen McGuire‘s insight: Please keep praying for our brothers and sisters in Syria! See on http://www.catholicworldreport.com

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Priest murdered in Mexico

See on Scoop.it – Just a Plain Jane CatholicFather Ignacio Cortez Álvarez, a 56-year-old parish priest, was murdered in his rectory in Ensenada, a coastal city of 700,000 located 80 miles south of San Diego in Baja California. … Kristen … Continue reading

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Only 24% of Americans aware that religious freedom is 1st Amendment right

See on Scoop.it – Just a Plain Jane CatholicAn annual survey of over 1,000 Americans has found that only 24% of respondents are able to identify religious freedom as a First Amendment right. The survey, conducted by the Newseum …See … Continue reading

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Catholic Relief Services CEO emphasizes NFP promotion

See on Scoop.it – Just a Plain Jane CatholicIn a column in the forthcoming issue of Our Sunday Visitor, the president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services emphasizes the organization’s promotion of natural family planning. The US … Kristen McGuire‘s … Continue reading

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Report: California inmates pressured to have sterilizations

See on Scoop.it – Just a Plain Jane CatholicPhysicians under contract with the California prison system sterilized at least 148 female inmates between 2006 and 2010 without required state authorization, according to the Center for … Kristen McGuire‘s insight: Hmmm. … Continue reading

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