Archive of February 7, 2013

FRC shooter's plea renews criticism of 'hate group' label

Feb 7, 2013 - 06:05 pm .- Following the guilty plea of the man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last summer, pro-family organizations are renewing their calls for an end to the label “hate group.”

French marriage advocates rally support amid debate

Feb 7, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A coalition of marriage supporters are rallying support for the institution, organizing conferences, marches, and petitions, as France's parliament continues debate over same-sex marriage.

Bishops call new mandate proposal insufficient

Feb 7, 2013 - 01:29 pm .- The U.S. bishops said that the Obama administration’s suggested revisions to the federal contraception mandate fail to address the major religious liberty concerns they voiced last year.

Doctor says Cardinal Meisner's contraception statement was manipulated

Feb 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm .- News stories declaring that Cardinal Meisner will allow the “morning-after” pill for rape victims were the result of his words being manipulated and scientists giving him inaccurate information about the drug, according to a leading physician.

Vatican official rejects claims that he endorsed same-sex unions

Feb 7, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, denounced media assertions that his recent comments show Vatican support for homosexual unions.  

Pope stresses Church's hope in young people

Feb 7, 2013 - 09:38 am .- “The Church has confidence in the young” and needs their lively participation, Pope Benedict XVI insisted, while also underscoring the threat of youth being pushed to the margins of society by unemployment and the crisis in education.

Theologian calls beauty 'starting point' for faith

Feb 7, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Prominent theologian Dr. Michael Waldstein said that despite the modern world's dismissal of the connection between goodness and truth, the beauty of the natural world and human relationships can lead to faith in God.

Conference aims to impart riches of classical education

Feb 7, 2013 - 02:03 am .- The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education will host its first national conference to help educators to implement a classical and Catholic liberal arts education at their schools.

Boy Scouts delay vote on end of gay membership ban

Feb 7, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The Boy Scouts of America have announced that they will delay voting on the decision to reverse a ban on gay individual and troop leader participation within the organization until May.

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