Archive of January 3, 2013

Contraception mandate kicks in for wave of employers

Jan 3, 2013 - 06:01 pm .- The battle over religious freedom is intensifying as the controversial federal contraception mandate goes into effect for many for-profit employers at the start of the New Year.

Catholic dorms to debut at two secular universities

Jan 3, 2013 - 04:06 pm .- The Newman Student Housing Fund is working to establish faith-based dormitories on two college campuses, housing students starting the fall semester of 2013.

Venezuelan cardinal urges calm amid President Chavez's health concerns

Jan 3, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- A Venezuelan cardinal has called on locals to remain calm despite the uncertainty surrounding the health of President Hugo Chavez, who is hospitalized in Cuba after undergoing surgery for cancer.

Pope chooses new auxiliary bishop for Atlanta

Jan 3, 2013 - 10:54 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Atlanta priest Monsignor David P. Talley, a convert to Catholicism, as the newest auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Chicago bishops: 'gay marriage' will have consequences for Illinois

Jan 3, 2013 - 04:10 am .- Cardinal Francis George and the six auxiliary bishops of Chicago have warned that a proposal to recognize “gay marriage” in Illinois is against the common good and will force Illinoisans to “pretend to accept something that is contrary to the common sense of the human race.”

Bishops call for cultural changes after Newtown shooting

Jan 3, 2013 - 02:05 am .- Disturbing trends of violence in society should prompt both policy examinations and cultural changes, said committee leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Philippines Catholics pledge to defeat backers of RH bill

Jan 3, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Philippines Catholics have strongly criticized President Benigno Aquino III for signing a controversial “reproductive health” bill, vowing to oust supporters of the legislation in the country's 2013 elections.

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