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