Archive of September 13, 2012

Bishop causes more controversy for breakaway Catholic group

Sep 13, 2012 - 07:03 pm .- More internal strife has arisen in the breakaway Catholic Society of St. Pius X, after Bishop Richard Williamson made an unapproved visit to a large group in Brazil.

Cardinal Wuerl calls religion the 'conscience' of democracy

Sep 13, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- Since America's founding, its people have understood the importance of religion as the conscience of the culture and necessary for a society to flourish, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Our Sunday Visitor to publish local Philadelphia weekly

Sep 13, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has partnered with the Catholic publisher Our Sunday Visitor to replace its shuttered newspaper with a special local edition of OSV Newsweekly.

Tennessee Catholic groups sue over contraception mandate

Sep 13, 2012 - 12:40 pm .- The Diocese of Nashville and seven other Catholic entities in Tennessee filed suit Sept. 12 to block a government mandate requiring that they provide contraceptive coverage through employee insurance.

Vatican condemns killing of US Ambassador in Libya

Sep 13, 2012 - 08:52 am .- The Vatican voiced its “firmest possible condemnation” of the fatal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans including the ambassador to the country.

Cardinal Dolan says religious freedom means leaving faith alone

Sep 13, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Religious freedom in the United States has historically been understood as allowing religion to “flourish unfettered from government intrusion,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

Catholic group reaches out amid hostility to religion

Sep 13, 2012 - 02:08 am .- The evangelization group Catholics Come Home says its “hopeful and faith-filled” messages can help combat rising hostility against U.S. Christians.