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  • Bishop says secular Danes like Francis enough to ‘forgive him’ for being Catholic

    Bishop says secular Danes like Francis enough to ‘forgive him’ for being Catholic

    Denmark, like other Nordic countries, is considered to be one of the most thoroughly secular cultures on earth, which means that traditional Catholic teaching on issues such as abortion, women priests and gay marriage often generates reactions ranging from incomprehension to hostility. Such is Pope Francis’s popularity, however, that Bishop Czeslaw Kozon says most Danes “forgive him” for upholding those positions.

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  • Italian atheists vow to fight pro-crucifix court ruling

    Italian atheists vow to fight pro-crucifix court ruling

    After a regional court on the Italian island of Sardinia refused to strike down an order by the mayor of a small town requiring crucifixes to be displayed in all government offices, the advocacy group for atheists and agnostics that brought the case is vowing to fighting on, taking it to a higher Italian court or perhaps the European Court of Human Rights.

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  • Archbishop says Girl Scouts embody ‘hostile secular culture’

    Archbishop says Girl Scouts embody ‘hostile secular culture’

    Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas recently decided that parishes in his archdiocese would stop hosting Girl Scout troops, affiliating instead with the American Heritage Girls. In a Crux interview, he said it’s indicative of “an increasingly hostile secular culture, which is promoting things very different from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our vision of the human person.”

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