Archive of October 15, 2013

Supreme Court term touches on prayer, religious liberty

Oct 15, 2013 - 04:55 pm .- The 2013-2014 Supreme Court term, which began Oct. 7, will address several prominent issues in the public square, including freedom of speech for pro-life demonstrations, prayer in legislative settings, and religious freedom.  

Ordinariate Use unites Anglican tradition to Catholic Church

Oct 15, 2013 - 03:53 pm .- The introduction of a new Ordinariate Use liturgy for groups of former Anglicans is uniting some of their old traditions to the fullness of the Catholic Church.

Vatican implements state of the art financial transparency efforts

Oct 15, 2013 - 03:33 pm .- The Holy See's new anti-money laundering law signals that the Vatican is clearly taking the path to full financial transparency, according to the director of the state's Financial Information Authority.

Pope cautions against idolatry which punctures, 'stifles' the faith

Oct 15, 2013 - 09:03 am .- In his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis warned of the presence of idolatry in our lives, urging each person present to look to themselves in order to find the hidden idols which are present in our hearts.

Cardinal Bertone steps down from role as Vatican Secretary of State

Oct 15, 2013 - 07:25 am .- In a farewell ceremony held at the Vatican, former state secretary Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepped down from the position – which will soon be filled by his successor, Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin.

Calif. governor vetoes 'unfair' abuse lawsuit bill

Oct 15, 2013 - 04:56 am .- California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed more decades-old sexual abuse charges against Catholic schools and other non-profit institutions, while exempting public schools where abuse took place.  

Captain in pirate rescue praises everyday heroism of virtue

Oct 15, 2013 - 02:07 am .- The U.S. Navy captain who led the successful effort to rescue a cargo ship captain captured by Somali pirates says Catholic men can be heroes in everyday life through fatherhood and self-sacrifice.

Convent on Staten Island subject of possible arson

Oct 15, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A convent and chapel in New York City were the site this weekend of a suspicious fire, in which two nuns and four firefighters were injured.

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