Archive of July 1, 2013

Hobby Lobby gets temporary reprieve from mandate fines

Jul 1, 2013 - 05:57 pm .- A district court has ruled that the national craft chain Hobby Lobby may move forward with its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate without being penalized for violating the regulation.

Vatican Bank director, deputy announce resignations

Jul 1, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- Paolo Cipriani, director of the IOR, or “Vatican Bank,” resigned today, along with his deputy, Massimo Tulli, “in the best interest of the institute and the Holy See,” according to a Vatican statement.

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

Jul 1, 2013 - 03:42 pm .- After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said that recognizing gay unions as “marriages” ignores nature and may yield effects that cannot be entirely anticipated.

Pope will travel to Italian island to pray for immigrants

Jul 1, 2013 - 11:47 am .- Pope Francis will travel to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on July 8 to pray for immigrants who died trying to reach the destination.  

Prayer is 'negotiating with the Lord,' says Pope

Jul 1, 2013 - 10:25 am .- At his homily for daily Mass at Saint Martha House, Pope Francis called Abraham's bargaining with the Lord for the people of Sodom a model of prayer – a courageous negotiation with God.

Pope Francis' first encyclical to be released July 5

Jul 1, 2013 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis’ first encyclical will be published on Friday, July 5, the Vatican has announced.

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