Archive of July 9, 2014

Proposed bill aims to thwart Hobby Lobby court decision

Jul 9, 2014 - 04:29 pm .- Thirty-five U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to strip religious freedom protections from businesses with objections to mandatory insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.

Papal delegation to investigate Paraguayan diocese

Jul 9, 2014 - 03:54 pm .- Pope Francis is sending an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, a Paraguayan diocese the vicar general of which has a history of sexual abuse accusations.

Violence begets violence, Church leaders in Holy Land declare

Jul 9, 2014 - 02:15 pm .- In a declaration issued by the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, Church leaders decried ongoing violence in the region, criticizing leaders’ closed-mindedness, and calling for peaceful negotiations.

Holy See announces new economic, communications framework

Jul 9, 2014 - 11:04 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday major changes to both its economic and communications frameworks, including an increased role for the Secretariat for the Economy.

Hate-speech laws a 'tool of totalitarianism,' lawyer warns

Jul 9, 2014 - 06:44 am .- During a recent event discussing the origin and implementation of European hate-speech laws, lawyers argued that the “ill-conceived” laws pose a danger to free speech and often stifle constructive dialogue.

New Jersey Dominicans launch monastery expansion initiative

Jul 9, 2014 - 04:03 am .- The Dominican monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary was first built in 1930s on donations of a dime per brick. Today, the Dominican community is praying for God’s continued providence for their new expansion project.

Vatican official praises Sr Cristina for going to 'peripheries'

Jul 9, 2014 - 02:02 am .- A priest at the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization has said Sister Cristina Scuccia, who recently won The Voice Italy, is an example of how the Church must go out to the existential peripheries.

Indian bishop's residence dedicated to St John Paul II

Jul 9, 2014 - 12:04 am .- With gratitude to St. John Paul II for his legacy and inspiration in serving young people, the Diocese of Miao has dedicated its new episcopal residence to the late Pope.

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