Archive of February 28, 2012

New video supports conscience law against HHS mandate

Feb 28, 2012 - 06:06 pm .- The Catholic Advocate organization has launched a new video in an effort to defend religious liberty against the HHS mandate and rally support for the proposed Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.

New Evangelization synod expected to focus on family's role

Feb 28, 2012 - 04:25 pm .- The October 2012 Synod of Bishops in Rome is likely to identify the family as the key place for beginning the re-evangelization of the Western world.

Pope comes to Mexico as messenger of peace

Feb 28, 2012 - 04:12 pm .- Pope Benedict will visit Mexico as a messenger of peace and hope “amid the state of insecurity, violence and drug trafficking” in the country, says a spokesman for the local bishops' conference.

Women oppose contraception mandate on legal, medical grounds

Feb 28, 2012 - 01:35 pm .- Women in fields ranging from law to medicine denounced the Obama administration's contraception mandate, arguing that it violates religious freedom and promotes a culture that degrades women.

Spanish Civil War seen as religious conflict, biographer says

Feb 28, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Biographer Joseph Pearce says the famous South African poet Roy Campbell saw the Spanish Civil War as a religious conflict between Christianity and atheistic modernism.

Vatican exhibition highlights Catholic roots of King James Bible

Feb 28, 2012 - 11:12 am .- A new interfaith exhibition that opens this week at the Vatican reveals how the roots of the 1611 King James Bible are almost entirely Catholic – despite the fact that the translation was often viewed as a highpoint of Protestant European culture.

Women want conscience rights more than mandate

Feb 28, 2012 - 04:09 am .- The head of a group that works to elect pro-life candidates said that this election year, women want to defend their freedom of conscience against attacks by the Obama administration.

Real-life couple from 'The Vow' at peace with Hollywood film

Feb 28, 2012 - 02:06 am .- Krickitt Carpenter says she and her husband Kim are at peace with the film version of their story, “The Vow,” despite the movie's failure to mention the couple's deep faith in God.

Church could be forced to 'give up' public work, Cardinal George warns

Feb 28, 2012 - 12:18 am .- The Obama administration is effectively telling Catholics to abandon their work in the public square, according to Chicago's Cardinal Francis E. George.