Archive of June 15, 2012

Archbishop Gomez: seminary teachers must be 'students of American culture'

Jun 15, 2012 - 06:34 pm .- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told a gathering of seminary teachers and staff that they must study the American culture in order to form priests who can better serve the Church.

Catholic Health Association reverses course on mandate accommodation

Jun 15, 2012 - 05:12 pm .- In a call for broader religious exemptions, the Catholic Health Association has backtracked from its initial support for the Obama administration’s compromise on a rule that mandates employer coverage of contraception and sterilization.

Pope establishes Australian ordinariate for former Anglicans

Jun 15, 2012 - 04:22 pm .- On June 15 Pope Benedict officially erected the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross for Anglican groups and individuals who want to enter full communion with the Catholic Church.

US bishops appreciate reprieve for some immigrants

Jun 15, 2012 - 03:37 pm .- The U.S. bishops' conference offered its praise for a June 15 presidential order halting the deportation of younger immigrants who would have been eligible for benefits of the proposed DREAM Act.

Bishops consider revamping their communications model

Jun 15, 2012 - 10:54 am .- Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City encouraged his fellow bishops to make use of new communications methods in proclaiming the unchanging truths of the Catholic faith.

Vatican's new project dives into sports ethics

Jun 15, 2012 - 02:59 am .- The ethics of sports will be the focus of a new initiative launched June 14 by two Vatican departments.

Denver bishop says Catholic grants can't undermine Church teaching

Jun 15, 2012 - 12:47 am .- Countering critics who include former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Bishop James D. Conley of Denver has defended the end of Catholic grants to the Compañeros immigrant resource center, saying that the Church cannot oppose “same-sex marriage” while funding those who advocate it.

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