Archive of February 6, 2013

World's bishops make progress in abuse response

Feb 6, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Father Robert Oliver, the Vatican's new person responsible for investigating cases of clerical sex abuse, says that over three-quarters of the world’s bishops conferences have developed guidelines for cases of alleged abuse.

European People’s Party demands Cuba respect basic freedoms

Feb 6, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- A major European political party has approved a series of resolutions calling on Cuba to end violations of basic rights such as conscience and political expression.

Magic of Catholic film classic returns in new remake

Feb 6, 2013 - 12:58 pm .- The magic of one of the most popular Spanish Catholic films of the 20th century has been resurrected in a Mexican remake that is now available to the English-speaking public.

UK bishops decry advancement of 'gay marriage' bill

Feb 6, 2013 - 11:57 am .- After a bill allowing same-sex “marriage” passed in the U.K.'s House of Commons, local Catholic bishops have warned that the legislation will have profoundly negative effects on society.

Reason and love are behind Creation, Pope proclaims

Feb 6, 2013 - 08:19 am .- Even with modern scientific advances, it is still right to speak of the beginning of life as “Creation” because the world’s origin is rational and motivated by love, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Legal expert laments media confusion over mandate

Feb 6, 2013 - 04:02 am .- The Obama administration’s latest proposals to revise the federal contraception mandate have been significantly misunderstood and misrepresented, said a legal scholar.

Newark archdiocese stands by ministry of priest accused of sex abuse

Feb 6, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The Archdiocese of Newark affirmed its decision to allow a priest accused of abusing a minor to remain in ministry, stressing that they are complying with authorities and prohibiting any interaction alone with children.

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