Archive of November 20, 2012

Hobby Lobby appealing refusal of HHS mandate injunction

Nov 20, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- The retailer Hobby Lobby will appeal a federal court’s refusal of its request for an injunction against a Health and Human Services rule that requires the Christian-owned business to cover abortion-causing drugs in its health insurance plans or face millions of dollars in fines.

Benin's president thinks Pope is right about hope in Africa

Nov 20, 2012 - 04:10 pm .- Just one year after Pope Benedict XVI visited the African country of Benin, its president believes that it can live up to his challenge of becoming a place of hope.

Cuban Church urges continued aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Nov 20, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Santiago in Cuba is calling on the international community to continue helping the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy, and has set up two bank accounts to receive donations.

Court dismisses blasphemy case against Christian teen

Nov 20, 2012 - 03:16 pm .- The Islamabad High Court has dismissed all charges leveled against a disabled Christian girl accused of violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law.

At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success

Nov 20, 2012 - 02:19 pm .- As he was installed in the Diocese of Lincoln on Tuesday, Bishop James D. Conley stressed the need for bishops and all Catholics to be holy so that the Gospel will impact the culture and the Church will prosper.

Quarter million people in France march for marriage

Nov 20, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- Nearly 250,000 people across France took to the streets on Nov. 17 to voice their support for marriage against ongoing efforts by political leaders to legalize same-sex unions.

Pope's book on childhood of Jesus has family focus

Nov 20, 2012 - 11:00 am .- Pope Benedict's third and final book on Jesus' life has been launched, and this time he delves into Christ's childhood.

Author says society's marriage discussion must remember children

Nov 20, 2012 - 04:17 am .- Catholics seeking to build up a strong culture of marriage must focus on promoting a healthy understanding of it rather than simply fighting against attacks, according to the author of a new book on discussing marriage.

Judge grants HHS mandate injunction to Bible publisher

Nov 20, 2012 - 02:00 am .- A federal court has granted an injunction protecting Protestant Christian Bible publisher Tyndale House Publishers from the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires it to provide insurance coverage for abortion-causing contraceptives.

Family is the first seminary, says Archbishop Gomez

Nov 20, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said this week that Catholics need to encourage vocations to the priesthood especially in their home life.

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