Archive of July 20, 2012

Mass in Aurora draws people seeking answers to tragedy

Jul 20, 2012 - 08:38 pm .- In his homily following a July 20 mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila reminded a crowd of faithful that though there is evil in the world, there is also mercy.

Second mandate lawsuit dismissed on 'technical grounds'

Jul 20, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit by Belmont Abbey College against the federal contraception mandate as being premature.

Colombians celebrate independence with Our Lady of Chiquinquira

Jul 20, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- On Colombia's Independence Day marked on July 20, a Vatican official called on the country to remember their patroness, Our Lady of Chiquinquira, as they celebrate.

Archbishop Aquila to say Mass for theater massacre victims

Jul 20, 2012 - 02:45 pm .- On Friday evening Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver will preside over a Mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church for the victims, families and others affected by the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo.

Local priest reacts to ‘terrible’ theater shootings

Jul 20, 2012 - 02:08 pm .- Aurora priest Father Mauricio Bermudez said the murderous movie theater shootings have had a “devastating” effect on the community.

Lawsuit dropped against Spanish bishop who criticized gay lifestyle

Jul 20, 2012 - 12:34 pm .- A judge in the Spanish city of Alcala de Henares has dismissed a lawsuit against Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla over his criticism of the gay lifestyle, saying his comments do not incite hatred or violence against homosexual persons and inflict no harm.

National, local leaders pray for victims of Colo. shooting

Jul 20, 2012 - 11:15 am .- Elected officials at both the national and local levels have voiced grief and promised prayers and support after a shooting in Colorado left at least 12 people dead and dozens more wounded.

Denver's bishops grieve with community after shooting massacre

Jul 20, 2012 - 10:46 am .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley mourned with the Denver community after a gunman opened fire in a local movie theater on July 20, killing 12 and wounding 50.

Denver archdiocese excited and grateful for new leader

Jul 20, 2012 - 04:08 am .- Catholics in the Archdiocese of Denver welcomed their new archbishop with enthusiasm and hope for the future following his July 18 Installation Mass.

Congressmen hear from mothers aided by pregnancy centers

Jul 20, 2012 - 03:13 am .- Mothers with strollers descended upon the nation’s capital on July 19, bringing their young children more than 1,000 miles to share with lawmakers how crisis pregnancy centers helped them in a time of need.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia promoting stricter Islam in Albania

Jul 20, 2012 - 01:52 am .- Other countries’ propagation of a stricter form of Islam in Albania is causing tensions with Christians and with other Muslims, a charity leader says.

Bishops praise House provision against HHS mandate penalties

Jul 20, 2012 - 12:09 am .- The U.S. bishops have praised the inclusion of new legislative provisions that, if passed, could prevent financial penalties from being levied against institutions that don’t comply with the controversial HHS mandate that requires coverage for sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs.