Archive of November 14, 2011

DOMA unlikely to disappear before 2012 elections

Nov 14, 2011 - 09:41 pm .- Despite multiple legislative and judicial efforts to fight the Defense of Marriage Act, senators and legal experts agree that the law will most likely not be repealed in coming months.

New nuncio says Pope places ‘great hope’ in US Church

Nov 14, 2011 - 07:23 pm .- The new apostolic nuncio to the United States extended Pope Benedict’s love and greetings to the Catholic Church in America in his first address to the U.S. bishops since his Oct. 19 appointment.

Bishop Lori calls on US bishops to fight for religious freedom

Nov 14, 2011 - 06:55 pm .- The U.S. bishops must be “watchmen for the Church” in defending religious freedom, said Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., head of the bishops’ new committee on religious liberty.

Mexican bishops grieved by officials' deaths in helicopter crash

Nov 14, 2011 - 06:41 pm .- The bishops of Mexico sent their condolences to president Felipe Calderon after a helicopter crash took the lives of the Interior Minister and seven others.

Colorado Catholic retreat center seriously damaged in fire

Nov 14, 2011 - 03:38 pm .- Camp Saint Malo, a historic Catholic retreat center in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado, has suffered serious damage in a Nov. 14 fire that is being blamed on gas buildup in a chimney.

Church in Cuba grateful for possible visit by Pope Benedict

Nov 14, 2011 - 02:25 pm .- Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana expressed gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI for considering a trip to the country in the spring of 2012.

Catholic Church must renew its appeal, Archbishop Dolan tells conference

Nov 14, 2011 - 01:10 pm .- The U.S. bishops must work to “renew the appeal of the Church,” which has wounds, like Christ did, said Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan in his first presidential address to the bishops' conference.

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