Archive of December 11, 2012

Mennonite-owned wood manufacturer sues over contraception mandate

Dec 11, 2012 - 05:41 pm .- Three Mennonite Christians who own a wood manufacturing company in Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate for threatening their right to religious freedom.

Uruguayan doctors say abortion norms fail to respect conscience rights

Dec 11, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Nearly one hundred doctors in Uruguay filed a lawsuit on Dec. 7, arguing that the country's new abortion norms to not allow for conscientious objection.

Vatican spokesman calls China's suspension of bishop 'serious'

Dec 11, 2012 - 03:56 pm .- The Chinese government has suspended a Catholic bishop who resigned from the government-run Catholic association, leading the Vatican's spokesman to describe the Holy See as deeply concerned.

Vatican official warns of mediocrity in American Christianity

Dec 11, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- An official for the Vatican's Latin America commission has warned against a “gray pragmatism and mediocrity” that he believes has infiltrated Christianity in America.

New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:39 am .- In his first homily as head of the Orange diocese, Bishop Kevin Vann urged Catholics to help build up the Body of Christ and to shape the culture, not be shaped by it.

Advent is a 'season of Mary,' Archbishop Gomez says

Dec 11, 2012 - 04:16 am .- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles is describing Advent as “a season of Mary” and a time for Catholics to “turn to Mary in a new way.”

New project allows Congress members to adopt conscience prisoners

Dec 11, 2012 - 02:06 am .- A new initiative in the nation’s capital invites members of Congress to “adopt” international prisoners of conscience to advocate for their release and to highlight the importance of human rights and religious liberty.

Papal nuncio to Ivory Coast killed in car accident

Dec 11, 2012 - 12:10 am .- Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, the papal nuncio to the Ivory Coast, died on Saturday evening in a serious car accident on his way to an ordination in the West African country.

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