Archive of June 26, 2013

'Gay marriage' is not inevitable, analysts say

Jun 26, 2013 - 05:50 pm .- Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage,” experts in law and sociology said they do not believe the national discussion on the matter is over.  

Family advocates say marriage ruling ignores children

Jun 26, 2013 - 03:08 pm .- As the Supreme Court handed down its historic rulings on “gay marriage,” an array of family advocates are warning that the decisions could have long-lasting negative impacts on families and society.

Pope Francis personally initiated Vatican bank commission

Jun 26, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- The appointment of a new Pontifical Commission to advise Pope Francis about the Institute for Religious Works, usually called the Vatican bank, was desired expressly by the Pope local sources say.

Pope Francis: all men are called to the joy of fatherhood

Jun 26, 2013 - 01:22 pm .- Whether spiritual or physical, fatherhood is the calling of all men, Pope Francis said at his homily for daily Mass at the Saint Martha House in the Vatican.

Brazilian bishops support only peaceful demonstrations

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:17 pm .- The bishops of Brazil issued a statement expressing their solidarity and support for demonstrations aimed at justice in society only when they are non-violent.

Variety gives Church its richness, Pope Francis teaches

Jun 26, 2013 - 11:31 am .- The Church is the temple of God and its many and varied members enrich it, Pope Francis taught at his general audience this week at Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican.

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Jun 26, 2013 - 09:39 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states.

Facing risk of death, Syrian priests remain faithful

Jun 26, 2013 - 04:02 am .- As civil war rages in Syria, priests are choosing to stay with their people and continue pastoring them, even as a monk was killed during a raid on a monastery in the north of the country on June 23.

Toddler's encounter with Pope 'unforgettable,' dad says

Jun 26, 2013 - 02:01 am .- The two year-old daughter of a Catholic News Agency bureau chief shared a brief but intimate greeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, leaving the girl and her father all smiles.

Bishop urges US to respect rights of Guantanamo detainees

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops’ international justice head told the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that detainees held on terrorism charges at Guantanamo Bay deserve a just trial and should not be held indefinitely.

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