Archive of September 1, 2011

Sacred music reveals the 'harmonies of heaven,' Pope says

Sep 1, 2011 - 06:38 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has praised sacred music as a means of prayer, following a classical concert hosted in his honor at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.

US bishops say contraception mandate coerces religious groups

Sep 1, 2011 - 03:14 pm .- The HHS contraception mandate for insurance plans is “more radical” than any other in the United States and entails “nationwide coercion of religious people and groups,” the U.S. bishops’ general counsel said as he called for the mandate to be rescinded.

Spanish hospital sued for removing elderly woman's feeding tube

Sep 1, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- The Right to Life Association in Spain has filed a lawsuit against the head of the Andalusia Health Department and the Blanca Paloma Hospital for withholding basic care from a 90-year-old woman.

Pope praying for teachers in September

Sep 1, 2011 - 12:13 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is dedicating the month of September to praying that teachers are able to hand on moral values to students and that Christian communities in Asia are able to share the Gospel.

Theologians say 'pressure' from authority preserved article's integrity

Sep 1, 2011 - 10:41 am .- Two theologians have responded to a rumor that the Vatican “pressured” a journal to publish their new article on marriage, saying Church authorities sought to ensure the work was published accurately.

Thomas More College receives high marks for its curriculum

Sep 1, 2011 - 09:09 am .- The New Hampshire Catholic school Thomas More College of Liberal Arts was recently named among the top two percent of colleges nationwide for educational quality.

NY Times editor slammed for column on presidential candidates' religions

Sep 1, 2011 - 05:58 am .- The New York Times is being strongly criticized for a column by its executive editor Bill Keller that scrutinized the religions of the GOP presidential candidates and likened the Catholic belief in the Eucharist to belief in aliens.

Kerala parishes create incentives for larger families

Sep 1, 2011 - 01:21 am .- Catholic parishes in Kerala have created incentives for Catholics to have larger families because of concerns that the Catholic population has started to decline.

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