Archive of January 31, 2013

LA archbishop relieves Cardinal Mahony of duties, asks prayers for abuse victims

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:05 pm .- Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez has relieved retired Cardinal Roger Mahony of his remaining duties after the release of personnel files of priests accused of sexual abuse decades ago.

Pro-lifers urge new Secretary of State to support human rights

Jan 31, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- As Senator John Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State for Obama's second administration, pro-life groups have encouraged the official to protect human rights, especially for the unborn.

Doctor says Colombian coverage of abortion drug harms women

Jan 31, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- An official leading the Colombian bishops’ pro-life efforts expressed regret over a recent decision to continue covering a drug used to induce early abortions in the nation’s health care plan.

Pope gives new cardinals their Curia positions

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:50 am .- The newest cardinals in the Church received their secondary assignments today from Pope Benedict XVI, indicating how he best thinks they can contribute to his ministry.

Canon lawyer: Bishop has warned National Catholic Reporter

Jan 31, 2013 - 09:55 am .- A canon lawyer at the Catholic University of America says that a recent column by Bishop Robert Finn serves as a strong urging to the National Catholic Reporter to re-establish its fidelity to the Church.

Church of the Nativity gets large Vatican donation

Jan 31, 2013 - 07:51 am .- The Vatican has promised to donate $135,490 U.S. dollars (100,000 Euros) to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during a recent visit by Church officials to the Holy Land.

Changes in abortion language, laws seen as pro-life progress

Jan 31, 2013 - 04:19 am .- Amid changing abortion rhetoric and significant legislative advances, a group of legal experts in the nation’s capital said that they are confident in the future of the pro-life movement.

Catholic thinkers debate government's role in helping poor

Jan 31, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In a recent debate, two Catholic commentators disagreed over how large a role government should play in exercising society's responsibility to assist the impoverished.

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