Archive of March 21, 2013

Bishops say mandate still threatens religious liberty

Mar 21, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- Despite proposals to modify the federal contraception mandate, the U.S. bishops said that the regulation is still unacceptable due to its narrow view of religion and resulting violations of religious liberty.

Priest kidnapped in Argentina clears Pope of accusations

Mar 21, 2013 - 04:08 pm .- Clarifying previous comments, a priest who was kidnapped during Argentina’s dictatorship in the 1970s is emphasizing that Pope Francis was not responsible for his arrest.

Pope calls Argentine kiosk owner to cancel paper delivery

Mar 21, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Pope Francis surprised the owner of a kiosk in Buenos Aires with a telephone call to send his greetings and explain that he will no longer need a morning paper delivered each day.  

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at youth prison

Mar 21, 2013 - 09:33 am .- Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a youth detention center rather than the traditional Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Vatican says.

Maryland Catholics call death penalty repeal a pro-life win

Mar 21, 2013 - 04:01 am .- Catholics in Maryland are welcoming the repeal of the death penalty in the state as a step towards a culture of life that respects the dignity of all human persons, from conception to natural death.

Bishop denounces health network's compliance with mandate

Mar 21, 2013 - 02:03 am .- The bishop of a South Dakota diocese has spoken out after a Catholic health care provider made the decision to comply with the federal contraception mandate without seeking diocesan counsel or authorization.

Poll shows most American Catholics happy with Pope Francis

Mar 21, 2013 - 12:02 am .- A new survey shows that U.S. Catholics are overwhelmingly content with the election of Pope Francis, with 73 percent of Catholics expressing happiness with the new pontiff.

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