Archive of December 15, 2012

Contraception mandate challenge reaches appeals court

Dec 15, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first federal appellate court to hear arguments surrounding the federal contraception mandate, as two religious colleges argue that their religious freedom is threatened by the rule.

Bar owner serves Christmas charity

Dec 15, 2012 - 01:02 pm .- An elderly couple walks into Kip’s Inn and hands bar owner Kim Engebregtsen a plastic bag with a Barbie doll in it. “Oh, thank you!” Engebregtsen said. “I needed this. This was the last thing on the list.” She hugged the couple and directed them to the bar to enjoy some drinks with other folks from the neighborhood.

Church leaders express prayers, condolences over Sandy Hook shooting

Dec 15, 2012 - 10:45 am .- Members of the Catholic hierarchy have expressed grief and sorrow over the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. while offering prayers for victims and their families.

New book explores spiritual sisterhood with saints

Dec 15, 2012 - 06:04 am .- A new book recounting the true story of one woman's faith voyage encourages women to turn to the saints as they strive to embrace their dignity amid the struggles of the modern world.