Archive of April 30, 2013

Morning-after pill to be made available over the counter

Apr 30, 2013 - 04:44 pm .- On April 30, the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sale of the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step to “women 15 years of age and older.”

US bishops name religious freedom advocate as president's spokeswoman

Apr 30, 2013 - 04:22 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired religious liberty attorney and mother of six Kim Daniels as spokesperson for conference president Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

Murdered Guatemalan bishop remembered for peace efforts

Apr 30, 2013 - 01:12 pm .- During a Mass to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi’s death, Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian of Guatemala City recalled the late bishop as a “martyr of peace.”

Retired Illinois bishop dies after 70 years of priesthood

Apr 30, 2013 - 11:03 am .- Bishop emeritus Arthur J. O'Neill of Rockford, Ill., died at his residence on April 27. The 95-year-old had recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

Columnist blasts media for Gosnell tardiness

Apr 30, 2013 - 10:17 am .- In a column written for Catholic News Agency, former editor-in-chief of the National Catholic Register Francis Maier has called attention to the media's failure to cover the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.

Israeli president discusses Middle East conflict, invites Pope to visit

Apr 30, 2013 - 09:00 am .- Israeli president Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land during an April 30 meeting with him at the Vatican.

Vatican monastery prepares for Benedict XVI's return

Apr 30, 2013 - 08:30 am .- Benedict XVI will return to the Vatican on May 2 by helicopter, coming back the same way he left just two months ago when he resigned as Pope.

Pope targets worldly Church as biggest threat

Apr 30, 2013 - 06:50 am .- The “greatest danger” for the Church is if it becomes worldly, since this prevents her from communicating the message of the Cross, Pope Francis said.

Council of Europe hailed for religious freedom resolution

Apr 30, 2013 - 04:02 am .- A resolution passed by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly is being lauded as an important – although limited – recognition of religious and conscience rights in the public sphere.  

Videos show Gosnell practices in other abortion clinics

Apr 30, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Newly released videos from Live Action, a pro-life advocacy group, show that doctor Kermit Gosnell's practice of murdering infants who survive abortions is not isolated to his facility.

US bishops say budget should prioritize poor

Apr 30, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops have responded to President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal with a call to give high priority to funding for those in need.

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