Archive of January 13, 2011

Proposed legislation reacts to court ruling on Mt. Soledad Memorial Cross

Jan 13, 2011 - 08:28 pm .- In response to a federal court’s ruling that the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross is unconstitutional, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation he says will ensure that military monuments which include religious symbols are explicitly protected under federal law.

Vatican official: Church’s justice teachings need new 'vocabulary' for some US audiences

Jan 13, 2011 - 05:33 pm .- When he travels to the United States next month, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson is aware that he may have to make some adjustments in the way he talks about the Church’s social teaching.

Bishop calls Mexicans to welcome refugees and immigrants

Jan 13, 2011 - 04:06 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Enrique Sanchez Martinez of Durango, Mexico is asking Catholics in his country to be hospitable to immigrants and refugees who enter Mexico through its southern border.

Palestinians returning to Gaza, but area still 'crying' for peace, bishops say

Jan 13, 2011 - 03:07 pm .- A special delegation of bishops from Western nations has pledged action for the most pressing need in the Holy Land: peace.

Costa Rican bishop urges laity to take greater role in evangelization

Jan 13, 2011 - 12:05 pm .- Bishop Jose Francisco Ulloa of Cartago, Costa Rica is calling on priests to encourage lay Catholics to take on a greater role in spreading the faith.

Abby Johnson reveals details of pro-life turnaround and Catholic conversion

Jan 13, 2011 - 06:05 am .- Despite legal challenges and personal attacks from Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson has published a new memoir explaining why she left the abortion industry to join the ranks of the pro-life movement. Going even further, she's also rejected contraception, and decided to enter the Catholic Church.

US bishops outline proposals for continued Haitian recovery

Jan 13, 2011 - 01:09 am .- On the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti's capital, three committee chairmen at the U.S. bishops' conference have outlined concrete steps to help the troubled island nation's recovery efforts.

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