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  • Obama administration says it plans opt-out alternative on mandate

    Jul 25, 2014 5:45

    Obama administration says it plans opt-out alternative on mandate

    (CNS) The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop an alternative for Catholic and other religious nonprofit employers to opt out of providing federally mandated contraceptives […]

     
  • Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

    Jul 25, 2014 5:29

    Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

    (CNS) Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is working to revise a section of the Code of Canon Law to make those norms and procedures clearer and, therefore, […]

     
  • US AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

    Jul 24, 2014 1:30

    US AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

    (NCR) The U.S. government global AIDS coordinator praised faith-based groups for their action to combat AIDS but warned against an increase in stigma and discrimination against gays, especially in Africa.”Many of us in the United States can remember the early […]

     
  • Church membership is drooping, but the US is still profoundly religious

    Jul 24, 2014 1:06

    Church membership is drooping, but the US is still profoundly religious

    (NCR) Right across from our hotel here on Thomas Circle (roughly 14th and Massachusetts Avenue Northwest) is Luther Place Memorial Church with a huge statue in front of Martin Luther, who almost on purpose started the Protestant Reformation. (You could […]

     
  • US bishops outraged by Obama’s order on LGBT employees

    Jul 23, 2014 9:09

    US bishops outraged by Obama’s order on LGBT employees

    (CWN) Referring to the “irrefutable rightness of your cause,” President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning federal employment discrimination against transgendered persons and prohibiting “all companies that receive a contract from the federal government from discriminating against their LGBT […]

     
  • Pope names U.S. bishops’ top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council

    Jul 23, 2014 9:01

    Pope names U.S. bishops’ top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council

    (CNS) Among the new members and consultants Pope Francis named to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is Father John W. Crossin, the executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic […]