June 29

Health care law defeat energizes conservatives
Ballot box now seen as best way to discard Obamacare

USCCB statement renews plea to repair Obamacare
Bishops urge Congress to legislate to fix its flaws

Priest's accuser seeks damages from diocese, HLI
High-profile case returns as plaintiff casts wide net

Vatican declares Archbishop Sheen 'venerable'
Approval of heroic virtues advances sainthood cause

Group of Chinese parents protests one-child policy
Asks compensation for lack of heir due to child's death

USCCB issues firm 'Advisory Memo to Journalists'
Rebuts liberal agitator's critique of Fortnight effort

Michigan PP drops plans to open mega-clinic
Pro-life community blocks real estate transaction

Pro-life convention opens with population focus
PRI's Mosher emphasizes problem of underpopulation

June 28

U.S. Supreme Court upholds heart of Obamacare
It's constitutional; individual mandate held as tax

Catholic Charities responds to Colorado wildfires
Evacuations mount as fires reach outskirts of city

Cleveland: Pastors named for reopened churches
Priests take dual pastorships, parishes get new life

Cardinal Schönborn draws line for dissidents
'Disobedience' supporters will not get deanery posts

'Nuns on the Bus' still attracting media buzz
Federal budget-protesting road trip hits Pennsylvania

Egyptian president assembles new government
Selects a woman and a Christian as vice presidents

Vatican upholds Fr. Frank Pavone's appeal
Bishop demands he have 'permission' for pro-life work

Argentine bishop resigns, admits love affair
Bargallo was president of Caritas in Latin America

June 27

Archbishop Di Noia appointed to aid SSPX talks
Ecclesia Dei post is sign of Pope's 'pastoral solicitude'

Child prostitution sweep rescues scores of teens
Nationwide effort brings arrests of over 100 'handlers'

Canadian diocese pressured over HPV vaccinations
Activists push in-school shots at Catholic institutions

Obama preaches Planned Parenthood to teens
Promotes abortion, gay issues to high school seniors

Judge keeps Lynn jailed, deems him 'flight risk'
Lawyers dismiss idea that Vatican would 'harbor' him

Senator proposes abortion restrictions for D.C.
Rand Paul up-ends budget bill with disputed amendments

Vatican receives its first electric-powered car
Company hails Pope's consistent concern for environment

U.K.: Queen visits Catholic church in N. Ireland
Historic trip includes meeting with former IRA commander

June 26

Supreme Court gives split ruling on immigration
Bishops express cautious optimism about Arizona case

Philly: Lynn's lawyers to ask for house arrest
Judge put monsignor behind bars pending sentencing

Unwanted-baby boxes make comeback in Europe
Hundreds are used in Central & Eastern European cities

Vatican calls for free AIDS medicine for Africa
Access to treatment should begin with mothers, children

Notre Dame U. ramps up adult stem cell research
Sizeable grant advances Catholic leadership in field

Chinese forced-abortion victim suffers further
Family called national traitors and husband disappears

Vatican document focuses on priestly ministry
Plots strategy to counteract obstacles to vocations

Pope appeals for end of violence in Syria
Expresses fear of widespread, regional conflict

June 25

Monsignor William Lynn convicted in landmark case
First cleric found guilty of endangerment by cover up

Fox News reporter is new Vatican media adviser
Greg Burke called 'ideal choice' for newly created job

Egypt's new President Morsi 'will represent all'
Muslim Brotherhood member promises to protect rights

Vatican is prepared to oust LCWR if uncooperative
Levada: 'We will substitute a functioning group' for it

Gates to host Family Planning Summit in London
Will raise $4 billion, promote contraception among poor

Paraguay's president, a former bishop, impeached
Lugo sets up alternative government after conflicts

Maryland: Anglican parish becomes Catholic
Congregation of 140 is largest in U.S. to make switch

Liberal Catholics criticize Fortnight for Freedom
Yard signs, events, emails are 'campaign-style methods'

June 22

Supreme Court 'sharply divided' over Obamacare
Ginsburg: 'The most controversial cases remain pending'

Philly archdiocese cuts newspaper, ministries
Archbp. Chaput takes action against $17 million deficit

Vatican presents Year of Faith initial calendar
Year responds to crisis of faith, marks anniversaries

Florida: Operation in womb called a 'world first'
Removal of mouth tumor saved now-20-month-old girl

Indonesia: 20 churches closed, face demolition
Multifaceted religious intolerance is on the rise

Davenport, Iowa diocese emerges from bankruptcy
$37 million abuse cases settled, reform plan completed

U.S. bishops urge government to assist refugees
Warn of lack of political will, new crises emerging

Komen sees support drop after flap with PP
Race participants and donations greatly diminished

June 21

North Carolina abortion clinics are latest videoed
Live Action continues to expose sex selection in U.S.

Bishops launch Fortnight for Freedom today
Aim to mobilize Catholics to pray, educate, lobby

Philadelphia abuse trial jury is deadlocked
Judge orders them to keep working toward verdict

'Nuns on the Bus' motor on through Wisconsin
Drop off 'faithful budget' plan at Paul Ryan's office

U.K. killing off 130,000 elderly patients per year?
Professor says doctors use 'death pathway' to euthanize

Abortion advocates defeated at U.N. conference
Coalition strikes population control from documents

Syria expels Jesuit priest who spoke for change
Fr. Paolo played active role in criticizing violence

El Salvador gang truce brokered by Catholic Church
Murder rate plummets as rival gangs observe cease fire

June 20

CHA leader: 'Do it through a government program'
Keehan tells White House to fulfill HHS mandate itself

Fortnight for Freedom campaign begins tomorrow
Lori: 'It's not in any way partisan, in spirit or funding'

Beatification bid launched for Opus Dei member
Del Hoyo helped in development, expansion of apostolate

Catholics for Choice deceives at Rio U.N. conference
Questions presence of Holy See in international politics

New Pennsylvania law closes one abortion clinic
Safety law will force five to stop surgical abortions

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio being vetted for V.P.
Romney: He's on list of pro-life potential running mates

Orange diocese settles case for $2 million
Strong claim against notorious abuser drives sum

Famed atheist blogger converts to Catholic
Libresco announcement shocks secular community

June 19

Catholic Health Assoc'n seeks new 'compromise'
Is it opposing the HHS mandate or massaging Obamacare?

'Nuns on the Bus' protest tour begins in Iowa
Advocacy for needy has 'the feel of a political event'

Vatican cardinal likens journalists to Dan Brown
Bertone: Scandalmongers 'invent fables or repeat legends'

Supreme Court delays expected Obamacare ruling
Pivotal decision must wait until the end of the month

Nigeria: 48 killed in church attacks, reprisals
Government imposes 24-hour curfew on the whole state

Rockford, Ill.: Pro-life school bus firebombed
Local media reports little on an obvious hate crime

Vancouver archbishop calls for appeal of ruling
B.C. Supreme Court strikes down law against euthanasia

India: Fugitive abortionists charged with murder
Loathsome pair botched late sex-selection abortion

June 18

Catholic Health Association backtracks on mandate
Keehan rejects narrow exemption, HHS 'accommodation'

President creates executive version of DREAM Act
Stops deportation of immigrants brought to U.S. as minors

Irish priests protest report on college in Rome
Dolan visits, recommends that seminary staff be replaced

USCCB, CRS to host webcast on federal programs
Church urges action as Congress debates budget cuts

U.K.: Opponents of gay marriage face intolerance
Issue has shifted accusations, prejudice to other group

Scotland: Church dismisses gay marriage poll
Using 'rights' wording automatically distorts results

Convert bishop heads new Australian ordinariate
Traditional Anglican Comm. leader named first Ordinary

Detroit archdiocese, online network end dispute
Real Catholic TV removes 'Catholic' from its new name

June 15

Chinese officials apologize for forced abortion
Photos of woman with dead baby spark Internet outrage

Group asks Obama to condemn forced abortions
Reminds that UNFPA links U.S. taxpayers to atrocities

Peter Singer given Australia's highest civic award
Notorious infanticide promoter honored for his service

U.S. bishops discuss public relations strategy
O'Malley: Our Church doesn't deal well with controversy

Irish Cardinal Brady expresses shame for failures
Crowd of pilgrims keeps growing at Eucharistic Congress

SSPX sees 'new phase of discussions' with Vatican
Fellay receives proposal of possible Personal Prelature

Denver bishop defends dropping local CCHD grant
We stopped 'footing the bill' for anti-Church agenda

Seminarians advised to study American culture
Study 'in order to transform' it, like early missionaries

June 14

Hawaii Planned Parenthood exposed targeting girls
Fourth video shows clinics condone female feticide

Sisters of Mercy physicians criticize the LCWR
'Language of politics' is used, not 'language of faith'

Freedom is the word at USCCB Atlanta conference
Lori: 'It's not about parties, candidates or elections'

LCWR focused on 'flawed' assessment process
Sartain: Session with 'Sr. Pat and Sr. Janet' went 'fine'

A few protesters for nuns get big attention
Media can't resist a dozen-plus outside bishops' hotel

Ireland: Cardinal asks forgiveness for abuse
Penitential pilgrimage site visited during Congress

Jewish support for Obama slips in New York
Most believe U.S. is headed in the wrong direction

Vatican to control 'catholic' Internet domain
Use of extension limited to official Catholic sites

June 13

U.K.: Critics of gay marriage slam government
Gov't document doesn't mention children, husband, wife

U.K. poll: Marriage not a priority for most gays
A very small group is pushing to redefine marriage

Deliberations in Philly trial reach eighth day
Frustration evident as jury asks to rehear testimony

On LCWR: Facts appear on N.Y. Times' opinion page
Vatican is doing its duty to defend the deposit of faith

'Network' leader disparages bishop and Vatican
Nun adds to discord between 'pro-life' & 'social justice'

Holy See-Israel talks make 'significant' progress
Agreement concerns activity and tax status of Church

Vatican reports discovery of ancient documents
Scholar finds homilies thought to be the work of Origen

Pro-lifer stands up to Supreme Court of Canada
Stalwart is undaunted by ruling, likelihood of jail time

June 12

CDF meets with LCWR leaders over 'crackdown'
Vatican stresses need for loyalty to Church teaching

Bishop Blair defends Vatican's LCWR assessment
Cites clear examples of nuns' deviations from doctrine

Study shows great disadvantages of gay parenting
Children raised by lesbians had most negative outcomes

Progressive nuns' group plans political bus tour
Network 'ploy' overlaps with bishops' Fortnight events

Relief agencies prepare for crisis in W. Africa
Severe food shortages to worsen until harvest season

Michigan considers sweeping pro-life legislation
Abortion restrictions are broadest in state's history

Ecumenical service held at Eucharistic Congress
Church of Ireland and Methodist leaders join Catholics

Vatican 'regrets' letter on bank chief's health
Leaked document from psychotherapist adds to scandal

June 11

Tens of thousands attend religious freedom rallies
Organizers note media blackout of 150 nationwide events

International Eucharistic Congress opens in Dublin
Archbishop addresses abuse and Ireland's path to renewal

Scholar examines media coverage of bishops in '80s
Unlike today, press doted on Church vs. Reagan's nukes

Louisiana congressman rallies peers over HHS suits
Organizes effort to have lawmakers file legal briefs

California megachurch becomes Christ Cathedral
Crystal congregation moves to closed Catholic church

Militants attack Nigerian churches during services
Several dead, dozens wounded in two separate incidents

Pope praises joyous Corpus Christi processions
Annual celebrations are 'a great act of public worship'

Christians get ultimatum to leave Syrian town
One thousand are forced to flee with six days' notice

June 8

Prominent leader quits Iowa-Nebraska NAACP
Reverend leaves group over gay marriage endorsement

Catholic theologians' group backs book author
Supports nun whose work was criticized by the Vatican

Protestant army chaplain pushes gay agenda
'Marriage-like' ceremony done against Louisiana law

Franciscan friars defend LCWR against Vatican
Call assessment of nuns' group 'excessive oversight'

SSPX Bishop Fellay is optimistic about progress
'Reforming saints did not leave Church to combat errors'

Bangladeshi author decries female gendercide
Hasib promotes human rights for women in the East

Pope: Vatican II didn't end eucharistic adoration
Mistaken idea 'has penalized this dimension' of faith

Ted Turner trumpets his one child policy idea
Mogul wants to reduce world population by five billion

June 7

Philadelphia archdiocese bears $11.6M legal bill
This year's $10M does not yet include Lynn trial costs

Gay marriage issue edges toward Supreme Court
Federal court refuses Calif. Prop 8 appeal, case proceeds

New pollen evidence authenticates Holy Shroud
Shroud captures 'snapshot' of ancient funeral rite

Cleveland diocese revamps its religion curriculum
High school classes will focus on orthodoxy, moral clarity

American Family Association takes on Target
Retailer backs gay marriage but blocks protest emails

Cardinal Sodano rejects portrayals of Vatican
Downplays internal conflicts as 'diversity of opinions'

Cleveland bishop seeks peace with his priests
Sends conciliatory letter to fix 'growing disconnect'

N.Y.Times' Dowd compares Church to Saudi Arabia
Attacks 'the Vatican' but ignores all facts and theology

June 6

Third undercover video exposes Arizona clinics
Staff break state law, agree to sex-selection abortions

Wis.: Gov. Scott Walker wins one for pro-lifers
Victory seen as validation of pro-life achievements

Telemed abortions: 'Mega money-maker' for PP
Remote, chemical procedure is spreading across U.S.

Vatican newspaper launches women's supplement
Tackles enmity about Church's 'attitude towards women'

Louisiana newspaper runs shrill persecution ad
'Will Obama and the Dems Shoot Catholics and Christians?'

Archbishop pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Faith lies at the heart of her commitment to service

N.J.: Abuse scandal at elite Catholic school
Four men bring suit against Delbarton for past abuse

U.K. ordinariate incorporates Anglican prayers
New daily prayer book allows tradition to flourish

June 5

Vatican warns against errors in U.S. nun's book
Sexual ethics guide contains 'erroneous propositions'

Sisters of Mercy president defends book author
Errors excused for the sake of her 'ecumenical audience'

TV networks found hyping Vatican butler scandal
Double standard: 43 HHS lawsuits were largely ignored

Turkey: Pro-abort women rally against president
Prime minister pursues strategy to boost population

Pro-lifers plan major anti-Obama demonstration
Activists to rally at Dem convention in Charlotte

Religious freedom rallies planned for June 8
Second round of HHS-mandate protests has more venues

Melkite bishop blasts media coverage of Syria
Christians have fled, churches are being destroyed

Ontario: Catholic school trustees fear fallout
Furor over gay groups prompts criticism of public funding

June 4

Pope announces 2015 visit to Philadelphia
Scandal-weary city will host World Meeting of Families

Pope: Marriage, family life can transform world
Milan: Pontiff addresses 7th World Meeting of Families

Chaput: Philly must downsize 2015 papal event
Budget woes demand a 'significantly smaller' meeting

Archbp. Sartain responds to LCWR's concerns
He promises openness, honesty, fidelity to the faith

Crystal Cathedral member sues Catholic Church
Seeks $30 billion for violation of his religious rights

USCCB: Fed's ruling on DOMA is 'grave injustice'
Bishop looks for it to be overturned by Supreme Court

Cardinal calls world attention to global hunger
Hunger's causes are social, economic and political

Major networks ignore PP sex-selection videos
Timely sting investigations trumped by ideology

June 1

Sex-selection abortion ban fails in U.S. House
Abnormal rules required two-thirds majority to pass

NYC: PP clinic videoed abetting female feticide
Worker: We don't judge what is 'a good or a bad reason'

Obama opposes ban on sex-selection abortion
Spokesman echoes PP stance: It's a private family matter

Nuns group calls Vatican report 'unsubstantiated'
LCWR cries 'scandal and pain' and plays victimhood card

Federal court finds part of DOMA unconstitutional
At issue: Denial of federal benefits to same-sex couples

N.Y. Catholics split on bishops' HHS lawsuits
Poll: 51% approve, 63% approve Dolan's job performance

Maine Bishop Malone to head Buffalo diocese
Religious liberty, life issues are in his priorities

New group aims to convert abortion clinic workers
Abby Johnson founds And Then There Were None project

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