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  • Vatican welcomes Episcopal converts to Catholic Church

     
    Episcopal Church members and clergy will be able to join the Roman Catholic Church under a new structure, the equivalent of a diocese, created by Pope Benedict XVI....
  • Catholic bishops oppose contraception ruling; Catholic Democrats favor it

     
    The decision by the federal Health and Human Services to require health insurance plans to cover contraception and sterilization has drawn opposite reactions from Catholics. The Catholic bishops issued a statement of opposition to the requirement...
  • Philadelphia cardinal Bevilacqua dies; tenure marred by sex abuse

     
    Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, former head of the Philadelphia archdiocese, was accused during his 15-year tenure of ignoring sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests. Bevilacqua died Tuesday night....
  • Obama, Cathoics, contraception and the “Hawaiian option”

     
    Religion News Service blogger David Gibson writes about a compromise President Barack Obama is offering after infuriating Catholic leaders with a health insurance mandate that covers contraception, even for religious organizations opposed to condoms and...
  • Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse

    Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their spring meeting Wednesday with votes planned on revising the church's policy on protecting children from clergy sex abuse, and on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide. More than 300 clergy...
  • US Bishops Elect Archbishop Dolan As Head In Upset

    US Bishops Elect Archbishop Dolan As Head In Upset
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected president Tuesday of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a surprise win that underscored the bishops' shift toward a more aggressive defense of orthodoxy. Dolan defeated Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas,...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • Cardinal Dolan Sues 3 Obama Cabinet Members

    Cardinal Dolan Sues 3 Obama Cabinet Members
    The Archdiocese of New York, joined by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against three Cabinet officials in the Obama administration. It was the first, legal salvo in the feud over insurance funding for birth...
  • Notre Dame, catholic groups sue over federal contraception mandate

    Notre Dame, catholic groups sue over federal contraception mandate
    The University of Notre Dame and "a diverse group of plaintiffs" filed lawsuits Monday challenging the federal mandate that religious employers offer health insurance that includes coverage of contraceptives and birth control services, Notre Dame...
  • 'We have to work together'

    'We have to work together'
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with the Rev. David Toups, incoming rector at St. Vincent de PaulMajor Seminary, near Boynton Beach. Q: What's the one most mistaken impression about priests? A:...
  • In Theory: Does the budget need a dose of morals?

    Religion pervades government in America. It's evident in the debates on abortion, religious freedom, gay rights and a host of other topics. But now a Christian leader is arguing that religion needs to be inserted into the one area where it isn't...
  • Catholic bishops declare 'Fortnight for Freedom'

    Catholic bishops declare 'Fortnight for Freedom'
    In what they call a celebration of liberty — and some see as another round against the Obama administration — Catholic bishops have declared a "Fortnight for Freedom" starting June 21. The nation's bishops are scheduling two weeks of prayers,...