Tag: France

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    “Secularism is indispensable. It’s a protection so everyone has peace, believers and non-believers,” according to one French citizen. More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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    “For most of the French, religion was an enemy of democracy, liberalization, freedom,” says this political scientist who specializes in Islamic studies, and “a synonym for public disorder.” More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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    St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.

    June 11, 2010 | Comments

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    St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.

    June 19, 2009 | Comments

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    BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: Forty-two years ago, in a village south of Paris, a French-Canadian named Jean Vanier created a home where the mentally disabled could live in dignity and where others could learn from them the value of sharing and … More

    May 26, 2006 | Comments

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    “Jews in France and Jews in other countries are again threatened by an anti-Semitism that is growing, by right-wing radicals, right extremists, neo-Nazis, but also by extreme Muslims and Arabs who are using the situation for their aggression against Jewishness,” says Michel Friedman, chairman of the European Jewish Congress. More

    March 21, 2003 | Comments

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    The Taizé community has no preaching but has become famous for its simple, meditative music and prayer.

    September 20, 2002 | Comments

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    In France, the government has stepped into a furor over whether there is or should be a right not to be born. The highest court implied there should be, but the National Assembly said no. The issue came to a head when the court awarded money on behalf of a handicapped child, saying that he could claim damages because doctors had not detected his disability in the womb. More

    January 18, 2002 | Comments

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    There has been a revival of cultural interest in Joan of Arc, the 15th-century peasant girl who became a French national hero and a Roman Catholic saint.

    May 14, 1999 | Comments

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    Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, but over 500 years later, Saint Joan is getting new attention through modern eyes.

    May 7, 1999 | Comments