Archive of February 1, 2013

NY cardinals remember Mayor Koch as friend to Catholics

Feb 1, 2013 - 07:02 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Cardinal Edward Egan responded to the death of New York City Mayor Ed Koch with praise for the Jewish official's collaboration and friendship with Catholics.

Archbishop Gomez praised for ideal approach to LA removals

Feb 1, 2013 - 05:22 pm .- Archbishop José Gomez's decision to relieve Cardinal Roger Mahony and Bishop Thomas Curry of their duties in the L.A. archdiocese is being welcomed as “the best possible thing he could have done.”

EWTN says new mandate proposal likely brings no relief

Feb 1, 2013 - 01:06 pm .- Eternal Word Television Network said today that the new suggested rule on the federal contraception mandate is likely inadequate to protect its religious liberty.  

HHS offers minor revisions, clarifications on mandate

Feb 1, 2013 - 11:59 am .- Proposed changes to the federal contraception mandate would slightly expand an existing exemption, while defining the terms of an “accommodation” for many non-profit religious groups.

Pope's Lent message: charity is extension of God's love

Feb 1, 2013 - 11:05 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's message for Lent is that when people are open to God’s love, then they can “love with him, in him and like him.”

New Vatican vocations booklet mobilizes spiritual support

Feb 1, 2013 - 10:35 am .- The latest edition of a Vatican magazine aimed at increasing priestly vocations and encouraging the spiritual adoption of priests has been released in English.

Bishop DiMarzio right on Sanger, columnist says

Feb 1, 2013 - 10:35 am .- In a column for CNA, Deal Hudson defends Brooklyn bishop Nicholas DiMarzio's view of Margaret Sanger as an advocate of racially-based “reproductive health.”

Kansas school stewardship model encourages vocations

Feb 1, 2013 - 04:01 am .- The stewardship model which funds Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita has blessed the local Church with numerous priestly and religious vocations, the diocesan superintendent of schools said.

Bishops encourage changes in incarceration of minors

Feb 1, 2013 - 02:13 am .- The U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development has joined with more than 100 other organizations to call for more fair prison sentencing for minors.  

Possible lift of Boy Scouts' gay ban draws disappointment

Feb 1, 2013 - 12:28 am .- News that the Boy Scouts of America may soon approve of openly gay members and leaders has sparked a wave of concern and criticism throughout the country.

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