Archive of July 11, 2014

Hobby Lobby ruling aids Michigan woman's lawsuit

Jul 11, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- Following the Hobby Lobby decision upholding religious freedom, a woman business owner has secured a court injunction against the HHS mandate requiring coverage for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.

Catholics in Holy Land pray for peace, reconciliation

Jul 11, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Under the back and forth of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets, concerned Catholic migrants from India are praying for peace in the Holy Land.

Archbishop: government frustrates pastoral care for child migrants

Jul 11, 2014 - 02:13 pm .- U.S. authorities are working poorly with Catholic efforts to provide pastoral care to underage immigrants detained near Los Angeles, the city's archbishop, Jose Gomez, wrote on Thursday.

Catholics, Jews and Muslims sign peace statement in Colombia

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- Catholic, Jewish and Muslim representatives in Colombia have signed a historic joint statement for peace in a July 1 ceremony at the residence of the Archbishop of Bogota.

Colo. 'gay marriage' ruling misinterprets marriage, bishops say

Jul 11, 2014 - 10:19 am .- A court decision advancing “gay marriage” in Colorado undercuts truth and helps erode the family in society, the state’s bishops have said.

Caritas leader: 'The whole Middle East is at stake'

Jul 11, 2014 - 09:42 am .- The secretary-general for Caritas International has voiced his concern over the lack of aid being provided to those suffering from conflicts, urging the faithful to get involved and break the “cycle of indifference.”

Cana film fest lays red carpet for Catholic social teaching

Jul 11, 2014 - 04:03 am .- A recent film festival held in Singapore gathered filmmakers and faithful to consider and to share Catholic social doctrine through the storytelling of movies.

Researcher questions data in same-sex parenting study

Jul 11, 2014 - 02:06 am .- A study claiming better wellbeing among children of same-sex couples was based on data that merits “healthy scepticism” due to “suspect science” such as selective surveying, a sociology professor has said.

Vatican's new UN observer to face key challenges

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, the new head of the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, served on the front lines in response to Haiti’s disastrous 2010 earthquake.

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