Archive of December 19, 2012

DC appeals court rules new contraception rule must be issued

Dec 19, 2012 - 04:30 pm .- Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court’s decision to hold the government accountable for revising its controversial contraception mandate.

Pope accepts resignation of 85-year-old Chaldean Patriarch

Dec 19, 2012 - 03:51 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI on Dec. 19 accepted the resignation of Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, and called the Chaldean bishops to Rome for a synod to elect his successor.

Filipino bishops will not concede to 'reproductive health' bill

Dec 19, 2012 - 12:40 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines vowed to continue fighting for life, marriage and family as a controversial “reproductive health” bill passed both houses of Congress in the country.

Pope says faith includes trust in dark moments

Dec 19, 2012 - 10:12 am .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on faith this Wednesday, saying that at times it includes an element of darkness.

Irish pro-lifers: abortion legislation will have election consequences

Dec 19, 2012 - 04:07 am .- Pro-life leaders in Ireland have warned that the Fine Gael-run government’s introduction of legislation to legalize abortion will have consequences for the party at the next election.

Study finds 84 percent of world has religious affiliation

Dec 19, 2012 - 02:23 am .- More than 80 percent of people around the world – about 5.8 billion individuals – identify with a religious group, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Goodness is best response to evil of shootings, Archbishop Aquila says

Dec 19, 2012 - 12:29 am .- As the nation mourns the loss of life in the Newtown, Conn. shooting, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver is saying that goodness and respect for human dignity are the best responses to evil.