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Catholicism: Refuge for Exiles From a Post-Christian Age CRISIS MAGAZINE - September 10, 2014 It began in Boston. In 2006, the Boston Archdiocese suspended adoption services rather than comply with a new state anti-discrimination law by placing children with gay and lesbian couples. Last year, a mom-and-pop cake shop in Portland, Oregon closed after lesbian brides-to-be sued after being denied service. At least ten other businesses have faced a similar choice. The federal contraception mandate could force dozens of Catholic and evangelical ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/QoyHn6la-yI/catholicism-refuge-exiles-post-christian-age
Archbishop Robert Carlson on the Ferguson Situation SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC - August 19, 2014 ... we are all called to be instruments of peace through our words and actions. Pope Francis recently stated that, "All men and women of good will are bound by the task of pursuing peace." To that end, I invite the Catholic faithful to attend a Mass for Peace and Justice which I will celebrate at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, on Wednesday, August 20th, at 5 p.m. During the Mass a special collection will be taken to assist food pantries and parishes in the Ferguson area ...http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2014/08/archbishop-robert-carlson-on-ferguson.html
** NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE Bishops urge Pope Francis to help ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - August 2, 2014 *** NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/fx-list-articles.cfm?ctype=MRART&loadref=50 Bishops urge Pope Francis to help bring lasting peace in Gaza (31 Jul 2014) The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand have sent a letter to Pope Francis acknowledging his efforts to bring the leaders of both the Israeli and Palestinian people together for prayer, and his ongoing plea for an end to violence and ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2014/08/nz-catholic-bishops-conference-httpwww.html