Scottish adoption agency celebrates despite closure threat

Glasgow, Scotland, Jun 12, 2013 / 04:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Friends of the St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society gathered at Glasgow’s cathedral on June 9 to commemorate its years of service and to support the society’s adoption agency against the threat of forced closure.Ronnie Convery, director of communications for the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland, said there was “a mood of celebration” at the annual Mass and reception at St. Andrew’s … [Read more...]

Opponents charge Calif. abuse bill targets Catholic schools

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 12, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics say a proposed Calif. bill lifting the statute of limitations on some child sex abuse lawsuits threatens the Catholic Church and its schools, failing to allow suits for similar abuse in public schools. “The bill itself is just unfair on its face,” Kevin Eckery, a spokesman for the California Catholic Conference, told CNA June 11. “Legislation is supposed to protect victims. The only thing (this bill) … [Read more...]

Bishop laments student’s nude protest as intolerant

Pittsburgh, Pa., Jun 12, 2013 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh voiced dismay over the lack of respect shown to religious beliefs when a local college student publicly dressed up as a Pope, though nude from the waist-down. On April 18, Katherine O'Connor – a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh – participated in a campus parade, passing out condoms while dressed from the waist-up as a pontiff, but otherwise naked. She has since been … [Read more...]