Judge grants HHS mandate injunction to Bible publisher

Washington D.C., Nov 20, 2012 / 02:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court has granted an injunction protecting Protestant Christian Bible publisher Tyndale House Publishers from the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires it to provide insurance coverage for abortion-causing contraceptives.U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Nov. 16 that the mandate “affirmatively compels the plaintiffs to violate their religious beliefs in order to comply with the law and … [Read more...]

Family is the first seminary, says Archbishop Gomez

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 20, 2012 / 12:02 am (CNA).- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said this week that Catholics need to encourage vocations to the priesthood especially in their home life. “In this Year of Faith, we need to refocus ourselves, especially in our families, on helping men to hear this beautiful and noble calling from Jesus...the family is always the 'first seminary,'” he wrote in his Nov. 16 column for The Tidings. The archbishop's … [Read more...]

Family is the first seminary, says Archbishop Gomez

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 20, 2012 / 12:02 am (CNA).- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said this week that Catholics need to encourage vocations to the priesthood especially in their home life. “In this Year of Faith, we need to refocus ourselves, especially in our families, on helping men to hear this beautiful and noble calling from Jesus...the family is always the 'first seminary,'” he wrote in his Nov. 16 column for The Tidings. The archbishop's … [Read more...]

Vatican memo aims to boost priestly identity

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2012 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an effort to promote priestly identity, the Vatican Secretary of State has issued a letter asking clerics and religious at the Vatican to dress as befits their identity as priests conformed to Christ.Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said in an Oct. 15 letter that it is a “time in which everyone is specially called to renew his awareness of and consistency with his own identity.”This call includes … [Read more...]


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