Archive of July 4, 2013

Bishops stress need to secure voting rights

Jul 4, 2013 - 08:16 pm .- In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. bishops have called for legislative action to ensure the right of all eligible citizens to vote.

Pope: Christ gives us 'identity card' of freedom, salvation

Jul 4, 2013 - 04:47 pm .- During daily Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis explained that Christians are free because of Jesus, who gives them their identity as God’s children.

Laity must help restore religious liberty, Cardinal Wuerl says

Jul 4, 2013 - 02:05 pm .- To renew respect for religious freedom in society, the Church needs lay people who live out their religious beliefs with love, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Despite setbacks, Vatican Bank undergoing important evolution

Jul 4, 2013 - 10:38 am .- News that Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) has been admitted to a global network of financial oversight agencies proves that the Vatican is threading an international and multilateral path to adhere to international standards.

Lawsuit seeks to uncover influences on HHS mandate policy

Jul 4, 2013 - 04:02 am .- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has filed a lawsuit charging that the federal government created illegal barriers to its request for information about lobbyist influence on the HHS contraception mandate.

Artist's faith grows through Benedict XVI portrait

Jul 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- A British artist who has painted the British royal family and Margaret Thatcher in person says his Christian faith “deepened” after completing a portrait of Benedict XVI.

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