Archive of February 3, 2012

Being Catholic means 'paying a price,' says Detroit archbishop

Feb 3, 2012 - 08:03 pm .- Being Catholic in 2012 involves “paying a price” for loving Jesus Christ and his Church, says Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit.

Mexican artist thrilled to craft papal throne for Pope's trip

Feb 3, 2012 - 06:03 pm .- A Mexican artist designing the papal throne Pope Benedict will use during his visit to the Cathedral of Leon on March 25 said he was honored to be appointed to the task.

Komen reversal on Planned Parenthood funding fails to surprise some

Feb 3, 2012 - 04:37 pm .- Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced on the morning of Feb. 3 that it is amending its funding guidelines so that only those organizations under criminal investigation will be excluded, a move that could allow Planned Parenthood funding to be restored.

No law allowing abortion can be moral, say Spanish experts

Feb 3, 2012 - 01:53 pm .- Catholic professors from the University of Cordoba in Spain have published a study on abortion in which they argue that no law allowing abortion can be considered moral.

Romney pledges to eliminate HHS mandate on ‘day one’ of presidency

Feb 3, 2012 - 01:48 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has pledged to overturn the HHS contraception mandate that he says takes “particular aim” at Catholics.

White House’s defense of mandate called inaccurate, misleading

Feb 3, 2012 - 01:05 pm .- An expert in religious freedom says that the White House's defense of the contraception mandate contains inaccurate information and does not address the main complaints raised by its critics.

Archbishop Chaput says Obama administration sold out Catholic supporters

Feb 3, 2012 - 06:08 am .- The Obama administration has betrayed Catholics by refusing to expand the religious exemption in Health and Human Services' contraception mandate, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says.

English and Welsh Catholics encouraged to carry ‘faith cards’

Feb 3, 2012 - 02:51 am .- The Catholic Church in England and Wales plans to distribute one million “faith cards” to every parish in the country in a bid to help all baptized Catholics to know, live and share their faith.