Mexico grateful for Church help in weapons surrender program

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 14, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- Mexico's federal district thanked the Archdiocese of Mexico City for its help in a weapons surrender program which took place last week at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Speaking to reporters at the beginning of January, Gov. Miguel Angel Mancera said the response to the program was an indication of the desire for peace among Mexicans.   Those who turned in their weapons would be given … [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby shifts insurance plan to delay mandate fines

Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2013 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has found a way to adjust its employee healthcare plan to delay potentially crippling fines for refusing to comply with the federal contraception mandate. The company will now “shift the plan year for its employee health insurance, thus postponing the effective date of the mandate for several months,” announced attorney Peter M. Dobelbower in a Jan. 10 statement. “Hobby Lobby … [Read more...]

Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage

Paris, France, Jan 14, 2013 / 10:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” proposal. Figures show between 1.3 and 1.5 million protested against their president's plans to pass same-sex marriage, according Bruno Dary, the former military governor of the city of Paris. Numbers from other media outlets range from an estimated 340,000 to 800,000 … [Read more...]