Archive of October 23, 2013

Catholic groups file suit in DC court against HHS mandate

Oct 23, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Catholic organizations in Washington, D.C., and Thomas Aquinas College, have filed a suit against the Obama administration, asking for a reprieve from the contraception mandate on religious liberty grounds.

German bishop on leave while 'luxury' charges scrutinized

Oct 23, 2013 - 03:37 pm .- A German bishop at the center of intense media controversy for allegedly living a luxurious lifestyle will take a leave of absence from his diocese until the truth can be determined, Vatican officials have said.

Pope Francis draws non-believers to notice Gospel, cardinal says

Oct 23, 2013 - 01:47 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, said that in the first six months of his pontificate Pope Francis “has gotten the world, and non-believers as well, to focus their attention on the Gospel.”

Pope: Mary is united to Christ in the 'martyrdom' of her heart

Oct 23, 2013 - 04:09 am .- In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary as an example of how to respond to God’s plan with fidelity.

Report on theology society both 'encouraging, saddening'

Oct 23, 2013 - 04:07 am .- A spiritual theology professor has said that an internal report acknowledging the Catholic Theological Society of America excludes more-orthodox and conservative thinkers is regrettable, yet an opportunity for change in the group.

Archbishop Müller affirms Catholic marriage, urges care for divorced

Oct 23, 2013 - 02:01 am .- The Vatican’s head official on doctrinal matters has reaffirmed that Catholics in irregular marital unions after divorce cannot receive communion, but he urged that this means it is “all the more imperative” to show “pastoral concern” for them.

Be pro-life unconditionally, Denver archbishop says

Oct 23, 2013 - 12:09 am .- Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver urged Catholic medical workers to be “unconditionally” pro-life witnesses, criticizing those who support abortion and other forms of medical killing in the name of conscience.

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