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March 27, 2012 By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service SILAO, Mexico (CNS) – Arriving in Mexico on his second papal visit to Latin America March 23, Pope Benedict XVI said he came as a “pilgrim of faith, of hope, and of love,” promoting the cause of religious freedom, social

March 27, 2012 By David Agren, Catholic News Service SILAO, Mexico (CNS) – Pope Benedict XVI bade Mexico a warm “adios,” emphasizing he meant, “Remain with God,” concluding a trip marked by outpourings of faith and affection from people in the world’s second-most populous Catholic country.  

March 27, 2012 By Catholic News Service SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (CNS) – Pope Benedict XVI began his three days in Cuba with a call for greater freedom and human rights, including increased liberty for the Catholic Church to proclaim the Gospel and serve the Cuban people.  

March 27, 2012 By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (CNS) – Celebrating an outdoor Mass on his first day in Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the struggles of the country’s Catholics after half a century of communism and described human freedom as a necessity for

March 16, 2012 By Nancy Frazier O’Brien, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – Declaring themselves “strongly unified and intensely focused,” the nation’s top Catholic bishops vowed to continue their multipronged defense of religious liberty in the courts, Congress and the White House.  

March 6, 2012 By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – In a strongly worded letter to his fellow bishops, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York charged that White House officials failed to consider the U.S. bishops’ concerns that the federal mandate governing employer coverage of contraception and sterilization under

Conscience Protection Resources   USCCB Prayer Campaign Resources, Fact Sheets, Testimonies and more   Local   Archdiocese of Cincinnati Prays for Religious Liberty   Forum at St. Cecilia Parish addresses HHS mandate   A letter from Archbishop Schnurr: response to Obama’s mandate ‘accommodation’   Religious freedom under fire   A

                    VOLANTE PARA BOLETINES   Mandato general de HHS se queda igual, viola los derechos de conciencia y la libertad religiosa Congreso tiene que actuar para arreglar el problema   El 20 de enero de 2011, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS, sigla en inglés) reafirmó una regulación

Sweeping HHS Mandate Stands, Violating Conscience Rights and Religious Liberty Congress Must Act to Fix the Problem   On January 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reaffirmed a rule that virtually all private health care plans must cover sterilization, abortifacients, and contraception.  The exemption provided for

A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Janet Winandy was celebrated Jan 22 at Salem Heights in Dayton.