Articles Tagged 'Catholic Church'
Pope Francis on sex abuse: “We showed no care for the little ones”
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
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
Americaâ€™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 Obamaâ€™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 â€œaddress… READ MORE
Obamaâ€™s remarks about Catholic schools spark new fight with church
President Obamaâ€™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 â€œexercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them,â€ in a widely-circulated open letter Wednesday.
â€œPublic servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you canâ€™t,â€ wrote national director… READ MORE
White House fights Catholic Church subpoena on birth control
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