Archive of July 3, 2013

Panelists predict widespread impact of marriage rulings

Jul 3, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- Although the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage were narrowly constructed, legal experts said, they will likely have far-reaching consequences for society.

Cardinal Dolan recalls conclave experience in new book

Jul 3, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- In a new e-book, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan offers his personal insight into a momentous time in the Church's recent history, from the resignation of Benedict XVI to the election of Pope Francis.

Marriage rulings pose obstacle to Church teaching, bishop says

Jul 3, 2013 - 02:01 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage will make it harder for the Church to teach Americans about the nature of marriage, the archbishop of San Francisco has said.

Retired Pennsylvania bishop dies, age 85

Jul 3, 2013 - 11:55 am .- Bishop Anthony G. Bosco, who retired as bishop of Greensburg in 2004, died peacefully July 2 at his home after 61 years of priesthood and is being mourned by the people of his diocese.

Works of mercy caress, bind Christ's wounds, Pope teaches

Jul 3, 2013 - 09:50 am .- On the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Pope Francis said that encountering Christ is done by reaching out to our "wounded brothers" in works of mercy – touching Jesus' own wounds.

Milwaukee archbishop releases abuse documentation

Jul 3, 2013 - 04:19 am .- Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki has released almost 6,000 pages of documents related to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s handling of sex abuse cases, saying the documents will help the Church face up to mistakes and prevent abuse.

Pro-life advocates laud Ohio budget provisions

Jul 3, 2013 - 02:00 am .- Ohio governor John Kasich signed a state budget on Sunday which local pro-life backers say is the “most pro-life in history.”

Slain Syrian priest remembered at Mass in Rome

Jul 3, 2013 - 12:07 am .- Father Francois Mourad, a monk killed last week in the ongoing violence in Syria, is being prayed for and remembered at a Mass in Rome on July 4.

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