Archive of January 24, 2012

Rep. Smith: HHS mandate is attempt to end Catholic health care

Jan 24, 2012 - 06:16 pm .- Representative Chris Smith thinks that the Obama administration’s decision to force religious organizations to purchase health insurance plans in violation of their consciences is an attempt to force “Catholic health care to cease to be.”

Lay movements answer problems of today’s world, Vatican official says

Jan 24, 2012 - 06:07 pm .- Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, said that lay ecclesial movements are a gift to the Church and an answer to the difficulties modern society presents.

Pope emphasizes need for silence in digital world

Jan 24, 2012 - 02:44 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI believes that in a noisy world of constant communication people need silence more than ever.

Spanish bishop urges Christians to remain hopeful in despair

Jan 24, 2012 - 02:04 pm .- Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Valencia in Spain called on Christians in Europe to remain hopeful in the Lord, despite difficult circumstances in life.

Archbishop Gomez holds Requiem Mass for unborn

Jan 24, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- At a Jan. 21 Mass mourning the deaths caused by the legalization of abortion in the U.S. 39 years ago, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles urged Catholics to build a culture of life.

Catholic Healthcare West adopts non-Catholic governing structure

Jan 24, 2012 - 06:08 am .- Catholic Healthcare West, one of the largest health systems in the U.S., is changing its name to Dignity Health while adopting a non-denominational governing board in an effort to expand.

Survey finds American majority in favor of abortion restrictions

Jan 24, 2012 - 02:51 am .- A supermajority of Americans supports significant restrictions on abortion, in contradiction to the Supreme Court decisions which require permissive laws nationwide, a new survey sponsored by the Knights of Columbus says.

Catholic leaders criticize ‘profoundly troubling’ contraception mandate

Jan 24, 2012 - 12:49 am .- Catholic clergy, university presidents and health care leaders are saying the Obama administration’s decision to mandate contraceptive coverage in health care plans without a broad religious exemption fails to protect the conscience rights of many Americans.