Archive of November 2, 2011

Catholic human trafficking outreach lost funds after HHS officials intervened

Nov 2, 2011 - 07:28 pm .- New information about the Department of Health and Human Services’ failure to renew a $19 million grant to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ program for human trafficking victims has prompted complaints of religious discrimination.

Our Lady of Guadalupe unites all Americans, says Vatican official

Nov 2, 2011 - 06:04 pm .- The under secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Guzman Carriquiry Lecour, recently stressed that Our Lady of Guadalupe brings together the people of North and South America.

Association of blind Catholics seeks Blessed Manuel Lozano as patron

Nov 2, 2011 - 01:55 pm .- Ignacio Segura Madico, the vice president of the Spanish Association of Blind Catholics, is leading a signature drive to declare Blessed Manuel Lazon Garrido as the patron of the organization.

US bishops urge HHS to respect consciences

Nov 2, 2011 - 01:50 pm .- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee chairman, urged the Health and Human Services Department to respect religious beliefs as it considers finalizing a mandate that would require health insurance providers to cover contraception.

Pope meditates on death for All Souls Day

Nov 2, 2011 - 11:54 am .- On All Souls Day, Pope Benedict XVI reflected upon death and the hope that Christian faith brings to it.

New Jersey nurses face job loss for refusing to assist abortions

Nov 2, 2011 - 06:03 am .- Twelve nurses in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against a local government hospital for being told they would lose their jobs if they refuse to perform abortions.

Catholic author encourages prayers for souls in purgatory

Nov 2, 2011 - 01:50 am .- Though purgatory can be considered strictly a place of punishment, author Susan Tassone describes it as a “masterpiece of God’s mercy.”

Sr. Jacinta hopes to evangelize 'pagan' Britain

Nov 2, 2011 - 12:45 am .- Franciscan Sister Jacinta Pollard, one of the women profiled in the BBC's new documentary “Young Nuns,” hopes her community's prayers and sacrifices can help bring Britain back to the Catholic faith.

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