Archive of November 26, 2013

Supreme Court to hear for-profit contraception mandate cases

Nov 26, 2013 - 05:11 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases challenging the controversial federal contraception mandate, filed by for-profit businesses and their owners on the grounds of religious freedom.

Catholic social media summit stresses evangelization

Nov 26, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- A youth symposium on social media in the Philippines highlighted the call of the new evangelization to explore digital means of sharing the Gospel.

Pope's document hailed as reshaping modern evangelization

Nov 26, 2013 - 01:18 pm .- In his first apostolic exhortation, the uncommonly simple terminology of Pope Francis brings a fresh approach to the new evangelization, also giving a decisive direction to the Church’s mission, say Vatican officials.

Pope backs male priesthood, urges 'feminine genius' in Church

Nov 26, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Pope Francis reaffirmed Catholic teaching on male priesthood in his first apostolic exhortation, while calling for a broader application of the “feminine genius” in Church life.

Pope: Church's teaching on abortion is unchangeable

Nov 26, 2013 - 05:10 am .- In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis explained that the Church can never change its teaching on abortion, which is part of a broader understanding of human dignity.

Doctor warns that religious identity in healthcare at risk

Nov 26, 2013 - 04:11 am .- The president of the leading Catholic healthcare system in the U.S. has revealed that the requirements of the HHS mandate are a great threat to the company’s ability to continue serving those most in need.

Begin 'new chapter' of joyful evangelization, Pope exhorts

Nov 26, 2013 - 04:02 am .- In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis urged the Christian faithful to begin “a new chapter of evangelization,” marked by the joy that is “constantly born anew” with Christ.

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