Catholics speak out against Colo. civil unions bill

Denver, Colo., Mar 6, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Those who testified against a Colorado civil unions bill last week included a Catholic man with same-sex attraction and a Colorado attorney general who was adopted through Catholic Charities. State attorney general John Suthers told the Colorado House Judiciary Committee Feb. 28 that if the bill passes in its current form, “Catholic Charities and some other religiously affiliated social service agencies will no longer be in the … [Read more...]

Catholic charities back lower tuition for immigrants

Denver, Colo., Mar 6, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA).- Colorado's three Catholic Charities agencies have stated their support for a bill which would allow some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at the state's universities. “These brothers and sisters are human beings worthy of treatment in keeping with their inherent human dignity,” the directors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver, of Central Colorado, and of the Diocese of Pueblo, wrote Feb. … [Read more...]

Lawmakers, medical workers speak up on conscience bill

Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2013 / 05:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of Congress and individuals who have been forced to violate their consciences came together to stress the need for a federal law protecting religious freedom in the field of health care.Highlighting the importance of conscience protections for all individuals, Rep. Diane Black, (R-Tenn.) explained that religious freedom means more than “going to church on Sunday.”Black spoke at a March 5 press conference in … [Read more...]

Venezuelan bishops call for unity after death of Chavez

Caracas, Venezuela, Mar 5, 2013 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The secretary general of the bishops' conference of Venezuela, Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate Salas, called for national unity after the death of President Hugo Chavez. The bishop, an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Caracas, said that this unity is essential in order for the country to face the “painful fact” of Chavez's passing. “At this moment, we speak to our highest feelings,” the prelate told … [Read more...]

Venezuelan bishops call for unity after death of Chavez

Caracas, Venezuela, Mar 5, 2013 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The secretary general of the bishops' conference of Venezuela, Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate Salas, called for national unity after the death of President Hugo Chavez. The bishop, an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Caracas, said that this unity is essential in order for the country to face the “painful fact” of Chavez's passing. “At this moment, we speak to our highest feelings,” the prelate told … [Read more...]


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