Former Legionaries official apologizes for defending Father Maciel
Feb 13 2009
WASHINGTON – When it became public Feb. 4 that Legionaries of Christ founder Father Marcial Maciel Degollado had fathered a daughter, the order’s former communications director decided he had to apologize for having defended him after sex abuse allegations against the priest first became public in 1997.
Bishop’s remarks on Holocaust strain US Jewish-Catholic relations
Jan 30 2009
WASHINGTON – Strained Jewish-Catholic relations are being felt beyond the Vatican and Israel as U.S. rabbis express their displeasure with Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to lift the excommunication of a traditionalist bishop who has minimized the severity and extent of the Holocaust.
Obama signs order reversing Mexico City policy
Jan 26 2009
WASHINGTON – Pro-life activists quickly denounced President Barack Obama’s Jan. 23 signature on an executive order reversing the Mexico City policy, a move that clears the way for the federal government to provide aid to programs that promote or perform abortion overseas.