Archive of May 2, 2013

Administration appeals judge's order on Plan B access

May 2, 2013 - 05:33 pm .- The Obama administration filed an appeal notice Wednesday to challenge a judge’s decision requiring that the morning-after pill be available without a prescription to girls of any age.

Bishop calls for courage as 'gay marriage' passes in RI

May 2, 2013 - 03:56 pm .- Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence lamented Rhode Island’s new law recognizing “gay marriage,” using his pastoral letter to call on Catholics to have courage in the face of negative cultural change.

Knights grateful for Gonzaga student group status

May 2, 2013 - 12:35 pm .- The Knights of Columbus applauded a decision by Gonzaga University to grant them recognition as a sponsored organization after their application to be acknowledged as a student club was denied.

Pope: 'yes' to Holy Spirit prevents division

May 2, 2013 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis said that Church divisions begin when it does not say ‘yes’ to the Holy Spirit and allow it to work.

Pope Francis welcomes Benedict back to Vatican

May 2, 2013 - 10:26 am .- Benedict XVI has returned to the Vatican after moving to the papal summer household outside of Rome to not interfere with the papal election.

Flood of reform rumors premature, Vatican official states

May 2, 2013 - 08:45 am .- The number two official from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has dismissed wide-ranging speculation about the reforms Pope Francis will make as “absolutely premature.”

Vatican invites Buddhists to help build culture of life

May 2, 2013 - 07:22 am .- The Vatican’s top official for interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, sent a message to all Buddhists urging a joint commitment to “unmask the threats to human life.”

Doctor willing to abandon baby from failed abortion sparks protest

May 2, 2013 - 04:11 am .- Pro-life activists protested outside the clinic of a Washington, D.C., abortionist who admitted during an undercover interview that he “would not help” any infant that survives an attempted abortion procedure.     

Pope's book shows desire to draw re-married persons to Christ

May 2, 2013 - 02:03 am .- A recently translated book by Pope Francis exhibits a call for Catholics who have been divorced and are re-married to be made welcome in parishes, in the hope that they can remedy their situations.

FOCUS prayer breakfast remembers Boston bombing victims

May 2, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ breakfast near Boston offered prayers for the victims of the marathon bombings, as speakers encouraged students to evangelize within their communities.

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