Archive of February 3, 2011

Massachusetts Catholics fight to reinstate Defense of Marriage Act

Feb 3, 2011 - 04:33 pm .- The U.S. Bishops and the Massachusetts Catholic Conference have joined a list of 17 religious groups moving to appeal the state's rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act last year.

Christ's resurrection is victory over sickness, Pope says

Feb 3, 2011 - 03:46 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI called the sick and healthy to reflect on the wounds of Christ in a new message issued to mark the Feb. 11 celebration of the World Day of the Sick.

Archbishop underscores essential role of Church in Cuba

Feb 3, 2011 - 02:56 pm .- Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the apostolic nuncio to Cuba, recently stressed that the Catholic Church “plays a very important role” in the country.

Pope promotes 'gripping' new Youth Catechism

Feb 3, 2011 - 01:59 pm .- The Pope has great expectations for the "Youcat," a text designed to teach young people the ABC's of Catholicism using a language tailored to their generation.

Baltimore’s mandatory pregnancy center signs are unconstitutional, federal judge rules

Feb 3, 2011 - 06:01 am .- A federal judge in Maryland has struck down a law which required pro-life pregnancy centers to post announcements that they do not refer clients for abortions or birth control. The Archbishop of Baltimore declared the ruling “a clear victory.”

Use of 'Mary' as baby name plummets among American parents

Feb 3, 2011 - 03:04 am .- A new analysis shows that although Biblical and saint names are still popular among parents, the use of “Mark” and “Mary” as baby names has sharply declined over the decades.

HLI releases statement on resignation of Fr. Euteneuer

Feb 3, 2011 - 01:06 am .- After news broke that the former president of Human Life International, Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, stepped down abruptly from his position last year because of “inappropriate conduct,” the pro-life organization released a statement on Feb. 2 in response to the situation.

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