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Bishop laments lack of charity in high school controversy

Apr 11, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Bishop Peter J. Jurgis has said he is “shocked” by reports of “a lack of charity and respect” at a North Carolina high school meeting about a religious sister whose discussion of homosexuality came under attack.

Catholic hospitals right to reject contraceptives, doctors say

Apr 11, 2014 - 04:05 am .- Following controversy over a Catholic-affiliated medical center’s rejection of contraceptive practices in Oklahoma, physicians have said that such institutions are trying to act with integrity.

ND priest chosen to preach at NYC Good Friday service

Apr 10, 2014 - 09:00 am .- Monsignor James Shea, this year’s preacher of the Tre Ore service for Good Friday at New York City’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, has said he will speak about how the suffering and death of Christ is “the actual pattern of the Christian life.”

Fighting poverty requires 'culture of encounter,' expert says

Apr 9, 2014 - 05:32 pm .- Challenging a modern culture which supports isolation and an indifference to poverty requires a personal connection with others, particularly the poor, as children of God, development expert Dr. Jonathan Reyes has said.

Pro-life congressman, wife honored with Notre Dame award

Apr 9, 2014 - 02:22 am .- In an April 5 ceremony, Notre Dame University honored prominent pro-life congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.), and his wife, Marie, who is also a pro-life advocate, with its 2014 Evangelium Vitae Medal.

Court upholds ban on religious services in NYC public schools

Apr 8, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A federal appeals court has upheld a New York City policy prohibiting religious services in public school buildings, a decision critics said wrongly targets churches for exclusion.

Francis documentary to be shown at John Paul II Film Festival

Apr 8, 2014 - 02:24 pm .- The documentary “Francis: The Pope of the New World” will be shown on the big screen for the first time during the John Paul II International Film Festival, being held April 3-12 in Miami.

Supreme Court declines to hear religious freedom photography case

Apr 8, 2014 - 04:13 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on a case involving a small Christian-owned photography business that declined on religious grounds to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006.

More young women choosing health over birth control

Apr 8, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Brianna Heldt was 20 years-old when she first started taking the birth control pill. As an Evangelical Protestant, she believed in saving sex for marriage, but the young college student was planning her wedding and wanted to delay having children for a few years.

Bishops voice abortion concerns over Affordable Care Act

Apr 6, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A spokesman for pro-life activities at the U.S. Bishops' conference explained that the bishops hope to see grave concerns with the Affordable Care Act's permission of abortion funding and lack of coverage of immigrants fixed.

Holy See emphasizes family's role in poverty eradication

Apr 6, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Praising the U.N.'s plan to eradicate poverty, the Holy See's observer to the body emphasized the importance of the family in encouraging development and in fighting poverty.

Over $100k raised for family of slain Catholic husband, father

Apr 4, 2014 - 05:13 pm .- Within the span of a day, friends, family and strangers have raised more than $100,000 for the family of a young Catholic man in Indiana who was shot and killed on his usual morning walk early April 1.

After meeting Pope, daughter of immigrants reunites with father

Apr 4, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- The young girl who asked Pope Francis to intercede with U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of the children of deported immigrants has been reunited with her father after a two-year separation.

Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

Apr 4, 2014 - 08:16 am .- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.

Audit finds increase in child protection, decrease in reported cases

Apr 4, 2014 - 02:02 am .- An audit of the dioceses across the United States shows an increase of more than $15 million spent on child protection efforts, and a decrease in the number of reported cases of sexual abuse.

Filmmakers seek support for film on abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Apr 4, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Three filmmakers are crowd funding a multi-million dollar movie about Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortion clinic, stressing the need to bring attention to the morally and politically charged case.

Archbishop offers prayers, support to Fort Hood victims

Apr 3, 2014 - 05:21 pm .- The Archbishop for the Military Services, as well as President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry offered their condolences and prayers to the victims of a shooting at the Fort Hood army base, and their families.

La. House passes abortion clinic regulations to protect women

Apr 3, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, rules which could lead most abortion clinics in the state to close.

Atlanta archbishop apologizes for $2.2 million residence

Apr 3, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has apologized for constructing a new $2.2 million residence, saying the plan was well-intended, but he failed to consider the example it set.

Cardinal encourages business schools to form principled leaders

Apr 3, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson has encouraged business school faculty to teach their students about the Church's social teaching and to form them in ethics, morals, and stewardship.

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