Archive of February 10, 2012

US bishops release new statement calling for HHS mandate removal

Feb 10, 2012 - 10:15 pm .- The U.S. bishops released a new statement rejecting President Barack Obama's attempted compromise over the Health and Human services contraception mandate, calling for its complete removal.

Pope applauds 'Jesus Our Contemporary' conference in Rome

Feb 10, 2012 - 08:07 pm .- Pope Benedict praised the launch of a three-day conference in Rome that seeks to explain to modern society why Jesus Christ is more than a historical figure.

Catholic Health Association may have had inside role in Obama 'accommodation'

Feb 10, 2012 - 07:07 pm .- In coming up with its new “accommodation” on a controversial birth control mandate for religious employers, the Obama administration apparently turned to the Catholic Health Assocation, an organization that has previously sided with the administration and is in conflict with the views of the U.S. bishops on health care policy.

US Bishops uncertain about Obama's new contraception policy

Feb 10, 2012 - 03:04 pm .- The U.S. bishops are hesitant to predict the effects of an ambiguous new policy announced by the Obama administration on its controversial contraception mandate.

Priests for Life to file lawsuit against US government

Feb 10, 2012 - 02:09 pm .- Priests for Life announced Feb. 9 that it will file a lawsuit against the U.S. government in order to protect its religious beliefs from the Health and Human Services contraception mandate.

Critics denounce Obama's 'false' compromise on contraception mandate

Feb 10, 2012 - 02:09 pm .- President Barack Obama attracted harsh criticism for a new policy that claims to accommodate the religious freedom of employers who say their conscience rights are being violated by the administration’s recent contraception mandate.

Mary Ann Glendon defends Romney on religious freedom

Feb 10, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, defended presidential candidate Mitt Romney against claims that he required religious organizations to violate their consciences while he was governor of Massachusetts.

America needs virtuous citizens to survive, Weigel says

Feb 10, 2012 - 06:02 am .- The future of America depends upon the recognition that a democracy requires citizens formed in virtue in order to flourish, said Catholic scholar and author George Weigel.

After acquisition, Crisis Magazine re-launches website

Feb 10, 2012 - 02:59 am .- Crisis Magazine relaunched its website on Feb. 7, after being recently acquired. The magazine's new leaders are promising to focus on providing a Catholic perspective on politics, culture, business, faith and family life.

Connecticut youth congress explores true meaning of freedom

Feb 10, 2012 - 01:19 am .- Is freedom just the absence of rules, or something more? Over three hundred high school students will discuss what it means to be free, during the March 9-11 Convivio conference in Fairfield, Conn.