Archive of July 11, 2012

Priest who denied communion to lesbian no longer with DC archdiocese

Jul 11, 2012 - 04:32 pm .- The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. says it no longer employs a priest who became known for denying Holy Communion to a partnered lesbian woman.

Court rules against magazine's vulgar portrayal of Pope

Jul 11, 2012 - 04:10 pm .- A German magazine must stop publishing its latest issue, which depicts Pope Benedict XVI in a urine- and feces-stained cassock, a district court in Hamburg ruled on June 10.

Pope's new English bishop appointee sounds evangelization note

Jul 11, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- The future Bishop of Portsmouth says he “looks forward with joy” to working with the priests and people of his diocese for a new evangelization of England.

Pope mourns death of Brazilian cardinal

Jul 11, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Benedict grieved with Brazil's Catholics over the death of Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, who died on July 9 of a heart attack at age 91.

House members seek to repeal administration's 'Religious Freedom Tax'

Jul 11, 2012 - 03:53 am .- Two U.S. representatives have introduced a bill to stop the federal government from taxing religious employers that decline to cover contraception and abortion-causing drugs in their health plans.

Catholic cultural review 'Humanitas' now accesible in English

Jul 11, 2012 - 01:41 am .- The Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, has issued a letter encouraging Catholics to visit and read the recently launched English edition of “Humanitas,” a Christian anthropological and cultural review, edited by the Pontifical Catholic University in Chile.