Archive of June 18, 2014

'Women's issues' broader than reproductive health, experts say

Jun 18, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Limiting “women’s issues” to a woman's potential to be a mother – as well as trying to deny that potential – does not empower women, a panel told members of Congress and their staff Tuesday.

Pope's Mexico visit meaningful for all Latin America, diplomat says

Jun 18, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Mexico's ambassador to the Holy See says he is awaiting the announcement of the dates of a visit to the country by Pope Francis, after the Holy Father accepted an invitation from Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

The Church is a family formed by God, Pope says

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:48 am .- Pope Francis stressed the familial nature of the Church at his Wednesday General Audience, emphasizing God’s desire to form a people through fatherly love.

World Cup 2014: pray for soccer players, Mexican cardinal urges

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:44 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico has joined Pope Francis in calling on the World Cup to be played in an atmosphere of cordiality, and is encouraging fans to pray for the men playing in the tournament.

Pro-marriage culture reduces inequality, professor says

Jun 18, 2014 - 04:00 am .- Church support for marriage among poor and middle class Americans can play a key role in combating income inequality and providing a good environment for children, a sociologist told the U.S. bishops.

Attorney: courts overturning marriage laws use 'raw judicial power'

Jun 18, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The judiciary would be exercising “raw judicial power” were it to overturn Colorado’s traditional marriage amendment, an attorney at a religious liberty advocacy firm said Monday.

Supreme Court okays pro-life challenge to Ohio election speech law

Jun 18, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the Susan B. Anthony List has standing to challenge an Ohio law allowing a state agency to bar the group from putting up billboards saying a political candidate supported abortion funding.

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