Archive of June 14, 2013

Bipartisan warning issued over religious freedom threats in health care

Jun 14, 2013 - 05:15 pm .- Members of the U.S. House's Congressional Values Action Team gathered at a special order to voice their concerns over threats to religious freedom posed by the recent health care overhaul.

Worldwide protests push for human, religious rights in Iran

Jun 14, 2013 - 02:34 pm .- Grassroots activists gathered at the Iranian Embassies across the world on June 13 to protest human rights violations in Iran, particularly the imprisonment of American citizen, Pastor Saeed Abedini.

Catholic groups slam Pelosi's claim that abortion is 'sacred ground'

Jun 14, 2013 - 01:16 pm .- Prominent Catholics and members of the pro-life movement denounced statements by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi that as a Catholic, she views the protection of late-term abortion as “sacred ground.”

Vatican expected SNAP case against Benedict XVI to fail

Jun 14, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- The Vatican is not at all surprised the International Criminal Court rejected a request by an abuse victims’ advocacy group to investigate Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity.

Be humble 'from head to toe,' Pope Francis says

Jun 14, 2013 - 09:27 am .- Pope Francis said people must to admit their sins like Saint Paul and not just their good deeds during his daily morning Mass.

Pope, Anglican archbishop: unity begins with common love of God

Jun 14, 2013 - 08:42 am .- Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Pope Francis met for the first time and issued a joint call for unity, rooted in the love of God.

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts roll into Rome

Jun 14, 2013 - 04:30 am .- The low rumbling of hundreds of Harleys is overtaking the buzz of scooters and cars in the streets surrounding the Vatican, and on Sunday it will even be present in St. Peter’s Square.

Drone use prompts Catholic call for greater caution

Jun 14, 2013 - 04:07 am .- Catholic leaders and academics have outlined the need for greater public discussion on the American policy of using drones to kill terrorists, saying it shouldn't be done “uncritically.”

Democrat-leaning group lashes out at CCHD grant scrutiny

Jun 14, 2013 - 02:15 am .- An influential Democrat-leaning communications strategy group has targeted critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, claiming it is “Catholic McCarthyism” to bar funds to groups allied with backers of abortion and “gay marriage.”

Newly-professed sisters celebrated as 'sign of hope'

Jun 14, 2013 - 12:02 am .- At a Brooklyn Mass where six Little Sisters of the Poor made their first vows, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan emphasized all the good that the order does for elderly poor around the world.

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