Archive of September 29, 2011

Contraception mandate committee faulted for abortion ties, flawed science

Sep 29, 2011 - 07:54 pm .- The committee responsible for federal guidelines that could soon mandate insurance coverage of contraception is being criticized for its misuse of science and its members' ties to abortion advocacy.

Catholic Church’s communications day to focus on silence

Sep 29, 2011 - 07:02 pm .- The new theme for the Catholic Church’s World Social Communications Day is “Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization,” a Vatican pontifical council has announced.

British judge denies request to withdraw basic care from brain damaged woman

Sep 29, 2011 - 03:12 pm .- In what some are calling a landmark case, a British judge has refused to approve a request by the family of woman who is in a “minimally conscious state” to withdraw basic care.

Vatican supports two-state solution in Israel-Palestine conflict

Sep 29, 2011 - 01:11 pm .- Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican’s number two State Department official, called Sept. 27 for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in remarks delivered in New York. He insisted that “if we want peace, courageous decisions have to be made.”

Founder of Zenit forced out by Legion

Sep 29, 2011 - 10:08 am .- Jesus Colina, the founder and director of the news agency Zenit, has announced his resignation after a decision by the Legionaries of Christ to enhance the Legion identity of the agency.

US House begins investigation into Planned Parenthood

Sep 29, 2011 - 06:12 am .- The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has launched an investigation into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates to determine whether the organization is violating regulations on taxpayer funding or failing to report criminal activity.

As norms for communion change, bishop's role emphasized

Sep 29, 2011 - 03:08 am .- The new General Instruction of the Roman Missal allows more freedom for bishops to determine norms for the distribution of communion under both forms within their diocese, said liturgist Fr. John Muir.

Court ruling on Ala. immigration law could protect religious ministry

Sep 29, 2011 - 12:48 am .- A federal judge approved key parts of a new Alabama law targeting illegal immigrants, but also temporarily blocked some measures. The blocked provisions include one that religious leaders said would affect their ministry and pastoral care to the undocumented.

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