Archive of December 13, 2012

France monitoring traditionalist Catholics for 'religious pathology'

Dec 13, 2012 - 04:37 pm .- A French cabinet member announced that the government will monitor certain groups for "religious pathology," including a traditionalist Catholic organization, and will shut them down if it is discovered.

Cardinal says American Catholics should head battle for human rights

Dec 13, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, said the Catholics of America should be “on the front lines in the battle” for justice, peace and “authentic human rights.”

Retired Richmond bishop dies at age 84

Dec 13, 2012 - 03:35 pm .- Bishop emeritus Walter F. Sullivan of Richmond, Va., a prominent advocate of social issues, passed away on Dec. 11at his Virginia home after recently being diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer.

Pope emphasizes education of youth in response to social fractures

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:26 pm .- As young people become more concerned with quick professional success and rely on social networks as a replacement for community, Pope Benedict said that families and governments must work for the authentic education of students.

Uruguayan congress passes gay 'marriage' law

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The Uruguayan House of Representatives has voted to pass a law legalizing same-sex “marriage” in the country.

Drury Hotel founder says faith, family shape business decisions

Dec 13, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Missouri business executive Charles Drury, who helped found the hotel chain that bears his name, attributes his success to a firm reliance on God and a willingness to value family over material possessions.

Veteran reconnects with Vietnamese priest he thought was dead

Dec 13, 2012 - 02:16 am .- In 1968 Joe Mahoney was serving with the Marines in South Vietnam, where he met Father Paul Nguyen Thanh Hoan, whom he always thought was killed when the North overran the region in 1975.

Illinois pharmacist ruling praised as conscience victory

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:06 am .- Religious liberty advocates are hailing the end of a seven-year legal battle over the required provision of abortion drugs in Illinois pharmacies as a major triumph for conscience rights.

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