Articles Tagged 'Catholic Church'

Pope Francis on sex abuse: “We showed no care for the little ones”

August 20, 2018
LONDON — Pope Francis on Monday published a scathing letter condemning the cover-up of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The letter specifically referred to… READ MORE

D.C. Metro defends ban on Catholic Church’s Christmas ads

December 18, 2017
Metro told a federal appeals court on Friday that a lower court was right to reject an injunction that would have let the D.C. archdiocese… READ MORE

Catholic Church Rents Building To Abortion Activists

Concerns are growing about some Catholic Church leaders’ commitment to protecting unborn babies and their mothers from abortion. The Catholic Church has been one of… READ MORE

Cardinal Wuerl hits U.N. report on Catholic sex abuse scandal

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, a longtime advocate for victims of pedophile priests, took aim this week at a recent U.N. commission report on the Catholic Church’s child sex abuse scandal, saying it failed to recognize the progress the church has made in the past decade. “It stopped its study 10 years ago, so it made no mention of all the… READ MORE

Pope Francis rattles Catholic Church with ‘feistier’ political side

Pope Francis had a closed-door meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the latest example of the pontiff’s deeper wade into politics than his Catholic Church predecessors. “During John Paul II’s declining years, and throughout Benedict XVI’s papacy, the Vatican was more quiet,” said James Walston, a political scientist with the American University of Rome, in USA Today.… READ MORE

Obama’s Final Word: Catholics Must Buy/Provide Coverage for Abortion Drugs

The Department of Health and Human Services today released the final text of the final adjustments to the Obamacare regulation that requires virtually all health-care plans to provide cost-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. Catholics and Evangelical Christians have objected to the regulation, arguing that it violates their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion. The… READ MORE

Holy alliance: Catholics, Southern Baptists unite against Obamacare contraception mandate

America’s Catholic bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention joined forces on Friday, calling on Congress to pass bills that would exempt companies and nonprofits from the contraception insurance coverage mandate in President Obama’s health care law. The Rev. William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, and SBC President Russell D. Moore say companion bills in the House and Senate would “address… READ MORE

Obama’s remarks about Catholic schools spark new fight with church

President Obama’s remarks on Catholic schools during his trip to Northern Ireland this week have sparked an unexpected uproar, with critics accusing him of diminishing religious education. The backlash, which has grown steadily since Mr. Obama made the comments Monday, once again has put the commander in chief at odds with the Roman Catholic Church, which is fighting a provision… READ MORE

Priests to Pelosi: condemn abortion or leave the Church

A pro-life group called on California Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi to “exercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them,” in a widely-circulated open letter Wednesday. “Public servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you can’t,” wrote national director… READ MORE

White House fights Catholic Church subpoena on birth control

by David Ingram, Reuters
April 6, 2013
WASHINGTON | The Obama administration has gone to court to try to block a subpoena from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York seeking White House documents about the government’s requirement of insurance coverage for birth control. The subpoena requesting documents from President Barack Obama and his senior advisers would be burdensome to fulfill, the administration said in a lawsuit… READ MORE

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