Archive of September 12, 2012

Pope Benedict urges Christians to be 'builders of peace' in Middle East

Sep 12, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- Only 48-hours before his Apostolic Visit to Lebanon begins, Pope Benedict XVI has called upon the Christians of the Middle East to help create peace in the troubled region.

Colombian bishops make Assisi pilgrimage to pray for peace

Sep 12, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- In the wake of Pope Benedict's call for peace in Colombia, the country's bishops, who are in Rome for their ad limina visit, made a pilgrimage to the Church of St. Francis in Assisi to pray for reconciliation.

Hobby Lobby sues government over contraception mandate

Sep 12, 2012 - 02:14 pm .- Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the federal government over a mandate requiring it provide coverage of early-abortion drugs to employees.

UK lawyers say Christians may have to choose between faith and job

Sep 12, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- Attorneys representing the United Kingdom said last week that Christians might have to forfeit their jobs if they wish to express their faith in the workplace.

Our prayers are never wasted, Pope Benedict says

Sep 12, 2012 - 09:24 am .- Pope Benedict XVI used his weekly General Audience to explain that there is no such thing as wasted prayer.

Former Komen executive reveals Planned Parenthood backlash in new book

Sep 12, 2012 - 04:09 am .- In her new book, Karen Handel relays the story behind the “aggressive” and “partisan” attacks from Planned Parenthood following the breast cancer charity's announcement to cut grant funding.

Franciscan University defends deviance course against critics

Sep 12, 2012 - 02:02 am .- A Franciscan University of Steubenville course description that lists homosexuality as deviant behavior has drawn critical attention from the only social work accreditation council in the U.S.

Young actor says new movie will inspire religious freedom

Sep 12, 2012 - 12:03 am .- The new movie “Last Ounce of Courage” is a statement calling on people to “stand up for their rights and defend their religious freedom,” says a young Catholic actor with a large role in the film.