Archive of June 28, 2013

Religious freedom groups worried over final HHS mandate

Jun 28, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- Despite assurances from the Obama administration that the finalized version of the contraception mandate accounts for freedom of conscience, some religious liberty advocates are still concerned.

God acts in our lives on his timetable, not ours, Pope stresses

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:13 pm .- God's action in our life is according to his own plan rather than ours, Pope Francis taught in his daily homily June 28, and this requires patience on both his part and ours.

HHS mandate for religious groups finalized with few changes

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:10 pm .- The Obama administration announced on June 28 that it has finalized its regulations on the federal contraception mandate as it applies to religious employers.

Church in Dominican Republic warns of ambassador's gay advocacy efforts

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- Citing concerns over gay activism, a bishop from the Dominican Republic said that the Church in the country does not approve of the new appointee as U.S. ambassador to the nation.

Vatican 'ready to cooperate' in investigation of accountant

Jun 28, 2013 - 10:35 am .- The Vatican said it is ready to collaborate in the investigation of one of its accountants who was arrested today over allegations of corruption and slander.

New Vatican Secretary of State may be appointed soon

Jun 28, 2013 - 10:05 am .- Rumors have emerged that Archbishop Pietro Parolin, apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, will shortly be appointed as the Vatican's Secretary of State.

Hobby Lobby moves forward in seeking mandate reprieve

Jun 28, 2013 - 08:48 am .- A federal appeals court has paved the way for arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby to pursue an injunction that would block up to millions of dollars in fines while it continues its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate.

Be not afraid of immigrants, Archbishop Gomez encourages

Jun 28, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In a new book marking Independence Day, the archbishop of Los Angeles addresses immigration reform in the context of the American Dream, seeking to stir the consciences of national Catholics.

US bishops: court ruling cannot change essence of marriage

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:08 am .- In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling on the faithful to work to strengthen marriage and witness to its true meaning.

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