News
Updated: June 30th, 2015
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Thursday, 02 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a June 29 order, the Supreme Court continued to shield several Pennsylvania religious institutions from having to provide employees with health care coverage that includes contraceptives. The order in a case filed by the bishops and the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsy...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In another in a series of bitterly divided end-of-term cases, the Supreme Court June 29 upheld the execution protocol used by Oklahoma and several other states. The 5-4 ruling written by Justice Samuel Alito upheld lower courts t...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. ...
JULIE ASHER Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore. It has implications for "hundreds, ...
LAURA IERACI Catholic News Service
Monday, 29 June 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy See and Palestine have signed a historic agreement that supports a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict in the Holy Land, based on the 1967 borders between Israel and Palestine. The two parties signed the "Compre...
AMY WISE TAYLOR Catholic News Service
Sunday, 28 June 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) -- The crowd that poured onto the Capitol grounds June 24 to mourn a slain state senator and pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was a tribute not just to him, but to each of the ...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Saturday, 27 June 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis and the Vatican have stepped up action concerning the protection of minors from abuse by clergy and the accountability of bishops to stop perpetrators. The pope app...
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Saturday, 27 June 2015
The Catholic Chronicle was honored by the Catholic Press Association with four awards during the association’s annual conference June 26. Awards included first place for Best Reporting on Special A...
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Friday, 26 June 2015
Today the United States Supreme Court released its ruling that states are required to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. This is not the ruling hoped for by the Catholic Church, wh...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Friday, 26 June 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. "The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons ...