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St Louis archdiocese settles 'false' abuse claim

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of St. Louis has agreed to a legal settlement with a woman the archdiocese says falsely accused a priest known to have committed sexual abuse.

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.

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.

Cardinal Dolan slams anti-Catholic NY Times ad

Jul 8, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- A New York Times ad criticizing Catholic Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom case is part of a long history of anti-Catholic bigotry in the U.S., Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has said.

Study urges education about Down syndrome, to further acceptance

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the genetic condition.

Global network seeks to unite head, heart in charity work

Jul 8, 2014 - 04:01 am .- PovertyCure, a global organization that unites like-minded charities, is working to change the dialogue about charitable aid while addressing poverty worldwide.

Supreme Court grants college injunction against HHS mandate

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court granted an injunction to Wheaton College on Thursday, temporarily exempting the Christian college from federal mandates to provide insurance coverage for procedures violating its beliefs.

Church must remain free to serve, Fortnight for Freedom concludes

Jul 7, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as the annual Fortnight for Freedom came to a close on Friday.

Okla. civic center defends black mass with sex offender

Jul 7, 2014 - 06:15 am .- A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall defended a black mass being planned there by a convicted sex offender, even though it might involve the desecration of an actual consecrated host.

Global Rosary Relay unites faithful in prayer for priests

Jul 6, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Catholics throughout the world joined together on June 27 to ask for Mary’s intercession in a 24-hour rosary initiative for World Priest Day.

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

Jul 4, 2014 - 06:40 am .- This Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that freedom comes at a high price, said the U.S. Archbishop for the Military Services.

Kansas City diocese questions legality, accuracy of abuse penalty

Jul 3, 2014 - 05:22 pm .- Attorneys for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph have questioned the legality of a $1 million abuse penalty against the diocese, criticizing “numerous factual inaccuracies” in an arbitrator’s ruling.

Call for religious exemption from ENDA draws diverse support

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:50 pm .- A diverse group of religious leaders – including some who worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign – are asking for a religious exemption to a controversial discrimination rule.

Surge of 'desperate' migrant children leaves needs unmet

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:20 am .- As a wave of unaccompanied children adds to the already large numbers of immigrants entering the United States, humanitarian groups warn that resources to serve the vulnerable population are running thin.

Pope Francis banner in downtown Denver aims to inspire

Jul 3, 2014 - 02:48 am .- A 10-foot tall banner depicting Pope Francis embracing a young child was hung July 1 on the exterior of the Samaritan House homeless shelter in downtown Denver, as a reminder of the need for loving service and encounter.

Wave of religious freedom rulings follows Supreme Court decision

Jul 2, 2014 - 08:22 pm .- In the days following a Supreme Court ruling upholding religious freedom in the workplace, several lower courts have issued decisions protecting religious liberty in similar circumstances.

Archbishop asks Okla. civic center to reconsider black mass

Jul 2, 2014 - 04:32 pm .- Just a few months after a black mass reenactment was planned – and then canceled – at Harvard University, another has been scheduled to take place at the Oklahoma City Civic Center on September 21, prompting calls for organizers to reconsider.

DC cardinal recalls faith of early US Catholics

Jul 2, 2014 - 04:03 pm .- Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl exhorted the faithful to be “vigilant” in protecting their God-given religious liberty, invoking the faith of the first U.S. Catholics.

Wis. diocese clarifies stance on baptizing same-sex couples' babies

Jul 2, 2014 - 03:50 pm .- The Diocese of Madison, Wis. explained its response to same-sex couples who present children for baptism, welcoming sincere baptism requests but also warning of “speculative” or “scurrilous” news reports on the subject.

Religious leaders support law used in Hobby Lobby ruling

Jul 2, 2014 - 04:14 am .- Religious leaders from several Christian churches and Jewish organizations have reaffirmed their “staunch support” for the federal religious freedom protections cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision.

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July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

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