Archive of September 25, 2012

Congressman questions Obama's commitment to fight human trafficking

Sep 25, 2012 - 06:02 pm .- New efforts announced by President Barack Obama to fight human trafficking have renewed criticism of his administration for preventing a highly effective Catholic group from receiving funds to aid victims.

Christian leaders praise Romney, Republican platform

Sep 25, 2012 - 04:38 pm .- A diverse group of 28 Christian leaders has sent a letter to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney praising him for the social policies included in the Republican Party's 2012 platform

Cardinal Wuerl recalls Church's unchanging foundation in Christ

Sep 25, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- With its identity firmly rooted in the person of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church's mission to proclaim the Gospel continues unchanged throughout time and place, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Americans represented among Synod of Bishops experts

Sep 25, 2012 - 03:39 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed 10 Catholics from the United States as advisers and auditors for the forthcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Conscience rights for pharmacists upheld in Illinois ruling

Sep 25, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- An Illinois appeals court’s ruling on the conscience rights of pharmacists is being hailed as a victory for religious freedom and could offer hope to current lawsuits challenging the federal contraception mandate.

Peruvian archbishop condemns rise in terrorism, drug trafficking

Sep 25, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura urged Peruvians to pray for the Virgin Mary's intercession, as drug trafficking and terrorism are on the rise throughout Latin America.

HHS mandate allows minors free contraception, sterilization

Sep 25, 2012 - 04:06 am .- Minor children on their parents’ health care plans will have free coverage of sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs, under the controversial HHS mandate – and depending on the state, they can obtain access without parental consent.

Catholics in India calling for protest of 'objectionable' Bollywood film

Sep 25, 2012 - 02:24 am .- Catholic groups in India have called for the protest of an upcoming Hindi film if scenes portraying believers and clergy in an offensive manner are not removed from the film.

Australian bishops pledge cooperation with abuse inquiry

Sep 25, 2012 - 12:01 am .- The Catholic bishops of Australia’s Victoria state have said the Catholic Church in Victoria will cooperate “fully” with the Australian state’s parliamentary inquiry into child abuse.

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