Archive of August 2, 2011

Catholic scholars blast ‘aggressive’ US contraceptive mandate

Aug 2, 2011 - 07:55 pm .- A new federal requirement that employers’ health care plans must cover contraceptives is an “aggressive” approach that could hinder or shut down Catholic institutions because of inadequate and “impossibly narrow” religious exemptions, several Catholic commentators have said.

Cardinal Rivera: 'Let us be the St. Juan Diegos of the 21st century'

Aug 2, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- During a Mass to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the canonization of St. Juan Diego, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City urged Catholics to follow his example of humility, patience and love of God.

Knights of Columbus to buy JPII Cultural Center in Washington, DC

Aug 2, 2011 - 04:17 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced Aug. 2 that it will buy the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., to create a shrine and museum honoring the life of Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Iraqi Catholic church hit with car bomb - 23 injured

Aug 2, 2011 - 01:52 pm .- A car bomb attack upon a Catholic church in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has injured 23 people – two critically.

Archbishop Chaput: Effective Church reform demands repentance, faith

Aug 2, 2011 - 12:17 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver said that true reform of the Church requires deep faith and repentance from all members of the faith, including clergy, religious and laity alike.

Salt Lake diocese trends mirror national study

Aug 2, 2011 - 10:54 am .- The number of Catholic priests in the United States has decreased over the past decade, while the average number of people attending a typical weekend Mass is increasing, according to a study released July 18.

Archbishop Gomez: immigration helps recover Christian origins of America

Aug 2, 2011 - 05:33 am .- Immigration is an opportunity and a key to American renewal because it helps bring to light the Christian, Catholic missionaries’ “heritage of holiness and service,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told a gathering of Catholic leaders and laity.

Knights of Columbus bring annual convention to Colorado

Aug 2, 2011 - 01:01 am .- Members of the Catholic fraternal organization the Knight of Columbus are headed to Denver, Colo. for the group’s 129th annual convention, taking place Aug. 2-4.

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