Archive of May 23, 2012

Vatican delegate insists on respect for faith-based health care

May 23, 2012 - 07:59 pm .- The Vatican’s head delegate to the World Health Assembly said that while the Church supports universal health care access, states must respect and welcome the efforts of the private sphere in achieving that goal.

Bishops say HHS lawsuits represent broad Catholic interest

May 23, 2012 - 04:18 pm .- Bishops nationwide have voiced support for a wave of recent lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate, explaining that the dioceses that did not take legal action are represented by those that did.

Archbishop urges peace in El Salvador amid rival gangs

May 23, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador supports efforts to mediate a local truce between two rival gangs, stressing that the country must work together to achieve peace.

Caritas volunteer celebrates 100th birthday in Spain

May 23, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- An elderly woman considered the “dean” of the Caritas volunteers in the Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain celebrated her 100th birthday this past weekend with a Mass of thanksgiving.

Absentee dads hinder children’s understanding of God, Pope says

May 23, 2012 - 11:42 am .- Dads who are absent from their family make it more difficult for their children to understand God as a loving father, Pope Benedict XVI said on May 23.

Ave Maria drops student health insurance over HHS mandate

May 23, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Ave Maria University has become the second Catholic college to announce it will discontinue its student health insurance plan due to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.

African American leaders blast NAACP 'gay marriage' support

May 23, 2012 - 02:03 am .- The NAACP's recent endorsement of “gay marriage” drew harsh criticism from within the African American community for misrepresenting civil rights and undermining families.

Vatican pays tribute to soccer star Didier Drogba

May 23, 2012 - 12:29 am .- The Vatican’s sports office has paid tribute to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba after the Catholic soccer star gave credit to God for his team’s UEFA Champions League victory.