Archive of March 5, 2013

Lawmakers, medical workers speak up on conscience bill

Mar 5, 2013 - 05:54 pm .- Members of Congress and individuals who have been forced to violate their consciences came together to stress the need for a federal law protecting religious freedom in the field of health care.

Venezuelan bishops call for unity after death of Chavez

Mar 5, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- The secretary general of the bishops' conference of Venezuela, Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate Salas, called for national unity after the death of President Hugo Chavez.

Benedict XVI's cobbler fondly remembers retired Pope

Mar 5, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The man who is known around the world as “the Pope’s shoemaker” expressed sadness at the retirement of Pope Benedict XVII but also gratitude for the opportunity to serve the pontiff.

Proposed federal bill to strengthen religious freedom

Mar 5, 2013 - 02:44 pm .- Members of Congress have introduced a new bill that would create a broad exemption to the HHS mandate and strengthen protections for health care professionals and institutions with moral and religious objections to abortion.

Cardinals will be informed of Vatileaks background

Mar 5, 2013 - 11:50 am .- Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said he trusts the cardinals taking part in the papal election will be informed on the necessary background information related to the Vatileaks scandal.

Cardinals send message of thanks to Benedict XVI

Mar 5, 2013 - 10:09 am .- The College of Cardinals sent Benedict XVI a message of thanks for his ministry and decided to only hold morning meetings as they prepare for the conclave.

Cardinals announce adoration, Vespers ceremony for conclave

Mar 5, 2013 - 07:35 am .- The College of Cardinals has agreed to hold a public prayer service on March 6 in St. Peter’s Basilica to pray for the upcoming conclave and the process of electing a new Pope.

Screenwriter: without beauty, media fails to evangelize

Mar 5, 2013 - 04:05 am .- The Catholic Church needs to “set the example of beauty” in evangelizing society through media rather than existing as an isolated sub-culture, says screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi.

Survey reveals strong US connection to local churches

Mar 5, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A new survey reports that Americans feel more connected to their local church than to any other institution in society.

'Strength in Christ' needed for Scotland Church's recovery

Mar 5, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien following accusations of sexual misconduct is an opportunity to renew faith in Jesus for the Church in Scotland, says a local archbishop.

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