Archive of February 16, 2012

Priest defends pro-life movement with secular philosophy

Feb 16, 2012 - 06:21 pm .- Author and philosopher Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., released a new book that defends the pro-life stance with secular principles and argues for a fresh approach to the abortion debate.

Wide range of religious leaders testify against contraception mandate

Feb 16, 2012 - 04:12 pm .- Individuals from a variety of religious backgrounds testified at a congressional hearing about the threat to religious freedom posed by a new federal contraception policy.

Dispute between Pontifical university and Peru archdiocese not over

Feb 16, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The cardinal who carried out an apostolic visit of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru over its dispute with the Archdiocese of Lima said the case is not over and that one of the main problems facing Peruvian society is polarization within its institutions.

Hundreds of bishops, priests to celebrate Mass with Pope in Mexico

Feb 16, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- A priest overseeing Pope Benedict's March 23-25 visit to Mexico said that nearly 200 bishops and 3000 priests are expected to concelebrate Mass with the pontiff in the city of Leon.

Pope urges African, European bishops to give youth cultural formation

Feb 16, 2012 - 11:54 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that bishops must pay particular attention to the cultural formation of their young people.

CNA columnist begins series on living with same-sex attraction

Feb 16, 2012 - 04:01 pm .- In a new series of guest columns, CNA contributor Patrick Einheber will discuss his experience as a faithful Catholic with same-sex attraction.

Moral theologians reject Catholic writer's defense of HHS mandate

Feb 16, 2012 - 11:07 am .- Moral theologians have dismissed a Catholic writer's attempt to defend the revised contraception mandate, saying his own application of traditional moral theology is flawed and misleading.

Twelve attorneys general threaten to sue over contraception mandate

Feb 16, 2012 - 09:16 am .- Attorneys general from a dozen states say they intend to sue over the Obama administration's contraception mandate that requires many religious employers to violate the teachings of their faith.

Bishops counter White House claim they opposed health care reform

Feb 16, 2012 - 07:22 am .- The U.S. bishops have refuted the White House’s claim that they never supported health care reform in America.