Archive of May 7, 2013

HHS appeal withdrawal gives temporary relief to Bible publisher

May 7, 2013 - 05:00 pm .- An Illinois-based Bible publisher has secured temporary relief from the federal contraception mandate after the Obama administration asked an appellate court to dismiss its challenge to a preliminary injunction.

Massachusetts bishop apologizes for drunk driving arrest

May 7, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester, Mass. pled not guilty to drunk driving-related charges in Rhode Island after apologizing to his diocese for what he called his “terrible error in judgment.”

Conscience objections urged in face of Colombian gay unions

May 7, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Officials from the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia have urged Catholics to adhere to Church teaching in the face of potential same-sex unions and a movement towards a secular nation.  

Costa Rica campaign highlights dignity of babies with birth defects

May 7, 2013 - 12:07 pm .- A pro-life association in Costa Rica has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of babies with anencephaly, who are often used to justify calls for the legalization of abortion in Latin America.

Vatican doctrine office confused by cardinal's LCWR comments

May 7, 2013 - 08:03 am .- The Vatican’s doctrine congregation has released a statement saying the media misreported a cardinal’s remarks about the ongoing reform of a group of American sisters, but an inside source at the department says it is confused because the matter is their "exclusive responsibility."

Good Christians don't whine about suffering, Pope says

May 7, 2013 - 06:55 am .- Reflecting on how St. Paul endured pain for Christ, Pope Francis said that good Christians do not complain about their trials but endure them with patient silence because their hearts are at peace.

Hollywood actress-turned-nun details vocation in new book

May 7, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Mother Dolores Hart, the woman who left her movie career to become a Benedictine nun, has released a new biography explaining her shift from a rising star in Hollywood to life as a cloistered religious.

Romanian Catholic bishop glad to serve Canadian faithful

May 7, 2013 - 02:04 am .- The bishop of the Eparchy of Saint George in Canton is thankful that the area now extends across both Canada and the U.S., enabling him to serve all Romanian Catholics in North America.

New confessional at Conn. parish boosts sacrament

May 7, 2013 - 12:01 am .- A Connecticut priest says a new confessional recently installed at his parish stands as a visible sign of God's grace, and has increased churchgoers' participation in the sacrament.

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