Second mandate lawsuit dismissed on ‘technical grounds’

Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2012 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit by Belmont Abbey College against the federal contraception mandate as being premature.Hannah Smith, senior legal counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which was representing Belmont Abbey College in the case, said that the decision was made “on technical grounds.”Smith explained in a statement that “the judge thinks that the case should be … [Read more...]

Colombians celebrate independence with Our Lady of Chiquinquira

Bogotá, Colombia, Jul 20, 2012 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- On Colombia's Independence Day marked on July 20, a Vatican official called on the country to remember their patroness, Our Lady of Chiquinquira, as they celebrate. Colombia “is a nation that has learned to turn to the intercession of Holy Mary to confront difficulties. It is a nation that celebrates its national holiday hand in hand without Our Lady of Chiquinquira,” said Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Vatican … [Read more...]

Colombians celebrate independence with Our Lady of Chiquinquira

Bogotá, Colombia, Jul 20, 2012 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- On Colombia's Independence Day marked on July 20, a Vatican official called on the country to remember their patroness, Our Lady of Chiquinquira, as they celebrate. Colombia “is a nation that has learned to turn to the intercession of Holy Mary to confront difficulties. It is a nation that celebrates its national holiday hand in hand without Our Lady of Chiquinquira,” said Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Vatican … [Read more...]

Archbishop Aquila to say Mass for theater massacre victims

Denver, Colo., Jul 20, 2012 / 02:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday evening Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver will preside over a Mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church for the victims, families and others affected by the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo.Priests from the area will join the archbishop for the 5 p.m. Mass at the Aurora church. Queen of Peace is the Catholic Church closest to the Century Aurora 16 Theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured at least 59 others … [Read more...]

Local priest reacts to ‘terrible’ theater shootings

Aurora, Colo., Jul 20, 2012 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Aurora priest Father Mauricio Bermudez said the murderous movie theater shootings have had a “devastating” effect on the community.“It’s terrible. Everybody is just sad, shocked. People are really frustrated and some are worrying about what will happen with security around here,” he told CNA on July 20.Fr. Bermudez is a parochial vicar at Aurora’s Queen of Peace parish, the Catholic church closest to the … [Read more...]

Lawsuit dropped against Spanish bishop who criticized gay lifestyle

Madrid, Spain, Jul 20, 2012 / 12:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A judge in the Spanish city of Alcala de Henares has dismissed a lawsuit against Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla over his criticism of the gay lifestyle, saying his comments do not incite hatred or violence against homosexual persons and inflict no harm. According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Judge Antonio Cervera Pelaez-Campomanes dismissed the lawsuit against the Bishop of Alcala de Henares on July 10 and notified the parties of his … [Read more...]

Lawsuit dropped against Spanish bishop who criticized gay lifestyle

Madrid, Spain, Jul 20, 2012 / 12:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A judge in the Spanish city of Alcala de Henares has dismissed a lawsuit against Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla over his criticism of the gay lifestyle, saying his comments do not incite hatred or violence against homosexual persons and inflict no harm. According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Judge Antonio Cervera Pelaez-Campomanes dismissed the lawsuit against the Bishop of Alcala de Henares on July 10 and notified the parties of his … [Read more...]


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