Archive of June 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby ruling lauded as 'big win for freedom'

Jun 30, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Religious liberty advocates are applauding a Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal contraception mandate for some for-profit companies, while asking that protection be ensured for non-profit groups as well.

Vatican grieves deaths of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers

Jun 30, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released a statement voicing Pope Francis' condolences over three kidnapped Israeli teenagers found dead on Monday outside a Palestinian town. 

Pope says communists stole Christianity's concern for poor

Jun 30, 2014 - 03:52 pm .- In a new interview about moral and material poverty, Pope Francis has stressed that care for the poor is ultimately Christian, suggesting that communists have “stolen” this from Christianity.

Pope selects Michigan priest to become bishop

Jun 30, 2014 - 03:15 pm .- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Lansing to become the next bishop of Gaylord, Mich.

EWTN granted emergency relief from contraception mandate

Jun 30, 2014 - 01:15 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has secured temporary emergency relief against the federal contraception mandate one day before it would have gone into effect.

Hartford archbishop: receiving pallium a 'moving' experience

Jun 30, 2014 - 10:01 am .- After receiving the pallium from Pope Francis on Sunday’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Leonard Blair expressed that the “beautiful” moment serves as a reminder of the basics of his ministry.

Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for Hobby Lobby

Jun 30, 2014 - 08:17 am .- On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and similar employers cannot be forced to comply with the federal contraception mandate against their religious beliefs.

Pope Francis: Church grows from the blood of the martyrs

Jun 30, 2014 - 07:16 am .- Pope Francis focused his homily for the feast of the First Roman Martyrs on the witness of martyrdom, and prayed for all who continue to be persecuted for their faith, particularly in the Middle East.

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