Lawyers for Marriage organization formed to support Marriage Protection Amendment

Duluth, Minn., Jul 28, 2012 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- “Lawyers for Marriage,” an organization of Minnesota attorneys in support of the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment on the November ballot, has been formed to campaign in support of the amendment. The organization was formed to be a resource for understanding the legal and social importance of Minnesota’s existing legal definition of marriage.  “There are many important legal issues surrounding the … [Read more...]

‘Use your body for the glory of God,’ archbishop tells Olympians

London, England, Jul 28, 2012 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster reminded Olympians this afternoon that the deepest meaning of sporting achievement is giving “glory to their maker.”“We will see many fine sports men and women use their bodies, their minds and their spirits in the quest for glory. But the message of the Gospel goes deeper. It reminds us, vividly, that our bodies are for the glory of God,” Archbishop Nichols said at a … [Read more...]

Catholic group seeks second injunction against contraception mandate

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jul 27, 2012 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Lawyers representing a Catholic businessmen’s group are seeking a separate injunction against the HHS mandate in federal court on Wednesday, days before the controversial rule takes effect Aug. 1. The Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center filed the injunction as part of its lawsuit on behalf of Legatus, the largest Catholic business leader organization in the U.S., the Ann Arbor-based Weingartz Supply Company and its president … [Read more...]

God draws greater good from evil acts, Aurora priest says at funeral

Aurora, Colo., Jul 27, 2012 / 05:55 pm (CNA).- In his funeral homily for a parishioner killed in the July 20 shooting in Aurora, Father Martin Lally said God allows evil things to happen in order to allow and inspire good.“While none of us can know precisely the mind of God, it is ... consistently proven that the response to evil acts is more powerful acts of kindness, compassion and courage,” Fr. Lally said July 28.“Our presence here is a true sign that love is more … [Read more...]

New San Francisco archbishop vows to support marriage, immigrants

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 27, 2012 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Shortly after his appointment to lead the Archdiocese of San Francisco was announced, Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone committed to defend marriage and serve the needy, particularly immigrants, in his new position. “The Church of San Francisco has a tremendous legacy of Catholic ministries and participation in the local community for serving the common good,” he said, adding that he is inspired and … [Read more...]

Colo. company secures injunction against HHS mandate

Denver, Colo., Jul 27, 2012 / 03:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the first legal ruling against the controversial HHS mandate, a federal judge has granted a temporary injunction protecting a Catholic-run business.   Judge John L. Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado approved the injunction on the afternoon of July 27.   He said the harm of preventing the government from enforcing Congress-approved regulations “pales in comparison to the possible … [Read more...]

Catholic Relief Services tried to minimize risk of scandal with aid group

Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2012 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services has said that it took steps to fight against the possibility of scandal due to its funding of an aid group that provides contraception in other countries. The U.S. bishops' overseas relief agency responded to recent concerns over its funding of CARE, an international humanitarian organization that provides relief to the needy in developing nations but also offers contraception and early abortion-inducing … [Read more...]