Archive of February 15, 2013

Archbishops decry military gay benefits plan

Feb 15, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving gay couples many of the benefits of military spouses.

Alligator OK to eat on Lenten Fridays, archbishop clarifies

Feb 15, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Alligator is permissible to eat on Fridays of Lent, the archbishop of New Orleans assured a conscientious parishioner, and his approval has been backed by the national bishops' conference.

Couples vow life-long fidelity before tomb of St. Valentine

Feb 15, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- Nearly 120 soon-to-be-married couples promised to be faithful to one another in a special Feb. 10 ceremony at the tomb of St. Valentine in the Italian city of Terni.

Vatican Bank gets new president as papal coverage continues

Feb 15, 2013 - 09:47 am .- The drama surrounding the Pope's resignation did not prevent the Vatican from moving ahead with filling the top post at its main financial institution.

Rome priests react with sadness to Pope's resignation

Feb 15, 2013 - 08:01 am .- After meeting with Pope Benedict on Thursday, priests from the Rome diocese said they are sad he is retiring and that he was a great gift to the Church.

EWTN mourns passing of Deacon Steltemeier, founding president

Feb 15, 2013 - 06:49 am .- Deacon R. William Steltemeier, Jr., founding CEO of the Eternal World Television Network, died in Hanceville, Ala. on Feb. 15 at the age of 83 after a lengthy illness.

Lawyer says ACLU wrongly limits religious liberty

Feb 15, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A lawyer involved in prominent religious liberty cases says the American Civil Liberties Union's opposition to religious exemptions will ultimately discriminate against believers.

Engaging modern society central to Benedict's papacy

Feb 15, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Pope Benedict has used his pontificate to advance the new evangelization and to speak to the modern world, said the president of a leading Catholic publication.

Poll shows NY opposition to expanding abortion laws

Feb 15, 2013 - 12:03 am .- As New York debates Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed bill to strengthen legal abortion, a new survey shows that 75 percent of locals oppose the bill's provision allowing non-doctors to perform abortions.

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