Archive of November 4, 2011

First US bishops arrive at Vatican for ad limina visits

Nov 4, 2011 - 06:10 pm .- The coordinator of the first delegation of American bishops visiting the Vatican on their “ad limina” visits is impressed with how closely Vatican officials follow events in the U.S.

Argentinean committee rejects pro-abortion measure

Nov 4, 2011 - 06:04 pm .- Contrary to various media reports, the Committee on Penal Legislation of Argentina’s House of Representatives did not vote to approve a measure that would legalize abortion. 

Judge prevents New Jersey hospital from forcing nurses to assist abortions

Nov 4, 2011 - 02:12 pm .- Federal judge Jose L. Linares issued a temporary restraining order on Nov. 3 that forbids a New Jersey hospital from forcing 12 nurses to assist with abortions. 

Bishop remembers martyrs of Spanish Civil War

Nov 4, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain has announced that the Church in Spain will remember the martyrs of the Spanish Civil War on Nov. 6.

Irish government's decision to close Vatican embassy causes disappointment

Nov 4, 2011 - 12:01 pm .- The Irish government’s decision to close its embassy to the Holy See is being criticized by the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Researcher thinks Pius XII went undercover to save Jews

Nov 4, 2011 - 06:00 am .- The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life’s work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic believes the wartime pontiff actually went undercover to save the lives of Jews in Rome.

Contraceptive mandate designed to impact Catholics, CEO tells Congress

Nov 4, 2011 - 02:34 am .- The federal government’s new contraceptive and sterilization insurance coverage mandate includes a religious exemption whose language was designed specifically to counter Catholic institutions’ conscience protections, one Catholic health care leader told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee Nov. 2.

Pius X Society leader doubtful of reconciliation with Vatican

Nov 4, 2011 - 12:57 am .- A British superior in the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X called Vatican attempts to reconcile with the group through a doctrinal agreement “clearly unacceptable.”

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