Archive of August 8, 2009

Jail officials censored mother's letters over religious content

Aug 8, 2009 - 10:06 am .- Civil rights and religious freedom groups are criticizing the Rappahannock Regional Jail in northern Virginia, charging that the jail illegally censored the letters a Christian mother sent to her jailed son for being “too religious.” Jail authorities cut out so many Bible passages that her letters resembled “Swiss cheese,” the groups said.

Mandated abortion coverage threatens health care reform, U.S. bishops’ official says

Aug 8, 2009 - 08:00 am .- Tom Grenchik, director of the U.S. bishops’ Pro-Life Secretariat, has said that mandated abortion health care coverage and funding is “a line we can never cross,” charging that some U.S. leaders are threatening health care reform by forcing Americans to accept such mandates in proposed reform bills.

Bishop draws comparisons between the Visitation and Our Lady of Guadalupe

Aug 8, 2009 - 06:40 am .- Following the opening sessions of the International Marian Congress in Phoenix, Arizona, Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus William Lori led participants in a Marian meditation, reflecting on how Mary continues visit her children and bring Christ to them today, as she did when she appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.

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