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April 16, 2013

On 86th Birthday, Benedict Praised as Deeply Humble

Author Charles Coulombe was inspired to write The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI because he considered Benedict to have been ‘the best pope I’ve lived under.’

April 16, 2013

Gonzaga Professor Denies School’s Claim to Support Knights

Faculty adviser to the Knights of Columbus council, Eric Cunningham, hopes to preserve the council as an 'independent agent' rather than placing it under the student-life office at Gonzaga.

April 12, 2013

Little Sisters Plead for Accommodation From Government

The Little Sisters of the Poor said the Health and Human Services' mandate ‘threatens the operation’ of their homes for the elderly poor.

April 11, 2013

World Misses God, But It Can See Your Joy, Pope Tells Audience

Pope Francis reminds Catholics that God “treats us as his beloved children; he understands us, forgives us, embraces us and loves us, even when we go astray.”

April 11, 2013

Asian, Pacific Catholics to Hold D.C. Marian Pilgrimage

The Asian Pacific Catholic Network of the mid-Atlantic region is sponsoring the pilgrimage in partnership with the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat on Cultural Diversity.

April 11, 2013

Gonzaga University to Review Knights of Columbus’ Status

The vice president for student life at Gonzaga decided that the fraternal organization could not be recognized as a ‘student organization’ because the group is closed to women and non-Catholics.

April 10, 2013

White House Opposes N.Y. Archdiocese’s Request for Documents

The New York Archdiocese’s subpoena for the files is part of a lawsuit challenging the HHS mandate.

April 10, 2013

Pope Celebrates Mass With America’s Highest-Ranking Latino Bishop

Archbishop José Gomez, originally from Mexico and the current Los Angeles archbishop, concelebrated Mass with Pope Francis at St. Martha’s House.

April 9, 2013

Fight Against HHS Mandate Draws Thanks From Bishops

Archbishop William Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, thanks all those who have challenged the HHS mandate in federal courts.

April 5, 2013

Despite Threat, Lawyer Thinks Miami Sisters Can Continue Outreach

The Missionaries of Charity have been ministering to Miami’s poorest of the poor since 1980.

April 5, 2013

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations Day to Focus on Hope

The 2013 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will take place on April 21, the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

April 3, 2013

Americans Encouraged to Join Mounting Opposition to Mandate

Catholic Vote says the record number of comments demonstrates that Americans have deep reservations over the reach of the mandate.

April 3, 2013

Seattle Archbishop Decries Washington Abortion Bill

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain warned that this bill discriminates unjustly against churches, religious organizations and people who for religious reasons oppose abortion.

April 2, 2013

John Paul II Seen in Pope Francis, Vatican Official Reflects

Msgr. Slawomir said the two popes are similar in their openness, in their simplicity in approaching people and in their prayer.

April 2, 2013

Venezuelan Cardinal: Don’t Equate Human Leaders With Christ

Interim President Maduro called Hugo Chavez ‘the redeeming Christ of the poor of America.’

March 29, 2013

Panel Urges Awareness of Global Christian Oppression

Authors of a new book warned that the persecution of Christians affects those of other faiths as well.

March 29, 2013

Pro-Life Democrats Call for Broad HHS Mandate Exemptions

Democrats for Life of America supported the Affordable Care Act with the understanding that conscience rights would be protected.

March 28, 2013

North Dakota Bishop Praises New Laws Protecting Unborn Life

The new laws include bans on abortions performed after a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

March 26, 2013

Catholics Laud Passage of North Dakota Pro-Life Amendment

The North Dakota Legislature has taken historic strides to protect every human being in the state, paving the way for human rights nationwide.

March 26, 2013

Franciscan University Undaunted After HHS Suit Dismissed

U.S. district judge dismissed the case on March 22 on the grounds it lacked standing.

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