Archive of September 25, 2013

Religious sisters lead first class-action suit against HHS mandate

Sep 25, 2013 - 04:20 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have filed the first class-action lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, saying that it would require them to violate the teachings of their Catholic faith.

Modern heart must be won by radical love, Archbishop Chaput says

Sep 25, 2013 - 01:10 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the Holy Father’s recent lengthy interview calls attention to the modern world as a “missionary field” that needs witnesses to Christ’s saving power.

World needs the Church's witness of unity, Pope teaches

Sep 25, 2013 - 06:35 am .- Today during his general audience, Pope Francis drew attention to the rich diversity within the universal Church, saying that such differences are in fact a sign of unity.

One-child policy still a massive threat to women, expert warns

Sep 25, 2013 - 04:07 am .- In wake of the 33rd anniversary of China's one-child policy, a women's rights activist has raised concern about those who believe the policy has ended, warning of the dangers it still poses.

Pope Francis excommunicates dissident priest in Australia

Sep 25, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Pope Francis has ordered the excommunication of a Catholic priest in Australia who illicitly said Mass, taught that women should be ordained priests and advocated for “gay marriage.”

Pope to be invited to address European Parliament

Sep 25, 2013 - 12:04 am .- At an Oct. 11 audience with the Pope, European Parliament president Martin Schulz is expected to formally invite Pope Francis to address the legislative body of the European Union.

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