Archive of July 27, 2012

Catholic group seeks second injunction against contraception mandate

Jul 27, 2012 - 08:02 pm .- Lawyers representing a Catholic businessmen’s group are seeking a separate injunction against the HHS mandate in federal court on Wednesday, days before the controversial rule takes effect Aug. 1.

God draws greater good from evil acts, Aurora priest says at funeral

Jul 27, 2012 - 05:55 pm .- In his funeral homily for a parishioner killed in the July 20 shooting in Aurora, Father Martin Lally said God allows evil things to happen in order to allow and inspire good.

New San Francisco archbishop vows to support marriage, immigrants

Jul 27, 2012 - 05:07 pm .- Shortly after his appointment to lead the Archdiocese of San Francisco was announced, Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone committed to defend marriage and serve the needy, particularly immigrants, in his new position.

Colo. company secures injunction against HHS mandate

Jul 27, 2012 - 03:23 pm .- In the first legal ruling against the controversial HHS mandate, a federal judge has granted a temporary injunction protecting a Catholic-run business.

Catholic Relief Services tried to minimize risk of scandal with aid group

Jul 27, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Catholic Relief Services has said that it took steps to fight against the possibility of scandal due to its funding of an aid group that provides contraception in other countries.

US bishops' marriage advocate to lead San Francisco archdiocese

Jul 27, 2012 - 10:54 am .- Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., the U.S. bishops’ leader on defense of marriage issues, has been named by Pope Benedict XVI as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco.

Former atheist poet reveals details of her Catholic conversion

Jul 27, 2012 - 03:51 am .- “Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church,” said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically changed during nine months in 2010.

As secularism spreads, Archbishop Chaput charts path for renewal

Jul 27, 2012 - 12:32 am .- Changes in the nature of American society call the faithful to renew their commitment to living out their beliefs in public life, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.