News
Updated: August 24th, 2015
Voting Rights Act at 50: Difficult questions remain on who gets to vote
MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service
Saturday, 29 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Even after a half-century of election law that was intended to settle the question of who is eligible to vote in the United States, contentious issues remain on who gets that right. The battles, just like those before the bill was signed into law Aug. 6, 1965, are held long befo...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Thursday, 27 August 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents who juggle packed work and family schedules deserve a Nobel Prize in mathematics for doing something not even the most brilliant scientists can do: They pack 48 hours of activity into 24, Pope Francis said. "I don't kno...
RICHARD MEEK Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) -- Ten years later the memories still linger for Carol Spruell, as if they happened yesterday but perhaps were a lifetime ago. She remembers the chaos, despair, uncertainty and the cries for help from so many and workweeks tha...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Two federal appeals courts acted Aug. 21 in cases related to the contraceptive mandate for employee health insurance. One court said the Little Sisters of the Poor and fellow plaintiffs need not comply with its July ruling agains...
LAURIE STEVENS BERTKE, Special to the Chronicle
Monday, 24 August 2015
TOLEDO—About 250 people crowded onto the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood in Toledo Aug. 22 to call for an end to federal funding of the organization, which has been accused of profiting from the sale of aborted baby parts. Demonstrators in...
Catholic News Service
Monday, 24 August 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- More than a month before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in the United States, his ride landed on U.S. shores. "A Jeep Wrangler will be used as the popemobile in the USA (l...
ABBEY JAROMA Catholic News Service
Sunday, 23 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Gospel of St. Matthew records Christ telling his disciples that whatever they do for "the least of these," they do for him. One way Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Wa...
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Saturday, 22 August 2015
TOLEDO—A beautiful August day had the sisters of various orders attending the 16th Annual Helen Coyle Memorial Miniature Golf Outing & Appreciation Luncheon for the Sisters of the Toledo Diocese...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Saturday, 22 August 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In the Year of Mercy, the Catholic Church's annual day of reflection and prayer on the situation of migrants and refugees will include a special reminder that "welcoming the stra...
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Friday, 21 August 2015
TOLEDO—A prayer rally to request an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 outside of Planned Parenthood, 1301 Jefferson Ave. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tol...