Archive of July 3, 2012

Details on Pope's Lebanon trip released

Jul 3, 2012 - 07:02 pm .- Details have been released on Pope Benedict's Sept.14-16 visit to Lebanon, where the pontiff is slated to sign his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in the Middle East.

Archbishop Lori: Religious liberty bid unaffected by Supreme Court ruling

Jul 3, 2012 - 05:08 pm .- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore believes that the fight for religious liberty has not been damaged the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

Mexican bishops call on new government to address nation's needs

Jul 3, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico congratulated the nation for holding peaceful elections on July 1 and urged the new government of Enrique Pena Nieto to address the needs of the Mexican people.

Slovakian archbishop removed from post

Jul 3, 2012 - 03:16 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI removed Archbishop Robert Bezak of Trnava, Slovakia from the pastoral care of his archdiocese without explanation on July 2.

Pope appoints Detroit priest as Bishop of Steubenville

Jul 3, 2012 - 10:58 am .- On July 3, Pope Benedict appointed Msgr. Jeffrey M. Monforton, a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, as the new Bishop of Steubenville, Ohio.

Pope Benedict leaves Vatican for summer residence

Jul 3, 2012 - 10:15 am .- On July 3, Pope Benedict left the Vatican for his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, located outside of Rome.

Calif. bishop says 'gay marriage' unjust to children

Jul 3, 2012 - 04:07 am .- The legalization of “gay marriage” in America, even on a civil level, is unjust to children and poses a threat to religious liberty, warned Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif.

Liberal justice's opinion may help fight against HHS mandate

Jul 3, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Challengers of the Obama administration's contraception mandate may have been handed a surprising advantage by the Supreme Court's liberal wing, in its partial dissent on the health care reform law.

Christians are loyal to Egypt, Melkite patriarch tells president

Jul 3, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III emphasized Egyptian Christians' national loyalty, as well as their need for guaranteed human rights, in a letter to Egypt's new president Mohammed Morsi.