Archive of December 20, 2012

Hobby Lobby turns to Supreme Court for mandate relief

Dec 20, 2012 - 05:53 pm .- Arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby will appeal to the nation’s highest court after an appeals court ruled the federal contraception mandate does not impose a “substantial burden” on the owners’ religious freedom.

In rare article, Pope asks Christians to reassess priorities at Christmas

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:30 am .- The Dec. 20 edition of the Financial Times featured a rare article by Pope Benedict XVI in which he advises Christians to use Christmas as a time to “reassess priorities” and reflect on how to live out their faith with eternity in mind.

'Humanae Vitae' author Pope Paul VI moves toward sainthood

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:29 am .- Pope Benedict XVI authorized an investigation on Dec. 20 which could result in proclaiming the late pontiff, Paul VI, a saint.

Catholic convert and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork remembered

Dec 20, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Judge Robert H. Bork, a Catholic convert whose defeated Supreme Court nomination helped ensure the continued dominance of legal abortion in the U.S., died Wednesday morning at the age of 85.

US bishop calls for nuclear negotiations with Iran

Dec 20, 2012 - 02:20 am .- The U.S. bishops’ leader on international peace issues said that dialogue is the path to a peaceful resolution of nuclear concerns between the United States and Iran.

Bishops urged to imitate St. Thomas More in mandate fight

Dec 20, 2012 - 12:03 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has held up the 16th century's Saint Thomas More as a model of courage for bishops in the face of the federal contraception mandate.