Archive of October 11, 2013

Suit challenges HHS mandate on social justice grounds

Oct 11, 2013 - 05:14 pm .- The owner of a U.S. manufacturing business is filing an appeal to the Supreme Court over the HHS mandate, both because it violates his religious beliefs and because it interferes with his ability to treat his workers justly.

New auxiliary bishop appointed to Saint Paul-Minneapolis

Oct 11, 2013 - 01:31 pm .- Pope Francis today appointed Fr. Andrew Cozzens, a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, to be an auxiliary bishop for the same archdiocese.

Pope Francis: Christians must guard against slyness of the devil

Oct 11, 2013 - 10:14 am .- In his Oct. 11 daily Mass homily, the Holy Father warned of the discreet presence of the devil, exhorting those gathered to be astute in their spiritual lives.

Mary 'can only bring us to God,' expert says as entrustment nears

Oct 11, 2013 - 07:25 am .- Anticipating Pope Francis' entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian apparitions reflected on how the Blessed Mother serves to bring people to Jesus.

Teach society to respect life, Archbishop Gomez tells teens

Oct 11, 2013 - 04:26 am .- Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez encouraged a gathering of thousands of teens to deepen their respect for all human life and to show society how to reach out in love and compassion to all those in need.

Bill introduced to show abortion charges in insurance exchanges

Oct 11, 2013 - 02:01 am .- A bill newly introduced in the House of Representatives would enable individuals to determine if they are paying a surcharge for abortion under the health care exchanges available under the Affordable Care Act.

Debate over reforming synod of bishops stretches back decades

Oct 11, 2013 - 12:10 am .- The vision of reforming the synod of bishops, an effort undertaken by Pope Francis, goes back to at least Pope Paul VI, who had even broader ideas for the synod, according to a leading Vatican analyst.  

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