Archbishop Lori celebrates Red Mass in Dallas
Aug 27 2012
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, celebrated a Red Mass, for members of the legal profession, in Dallas Aug. 26. The text of Archbishop Lori’s homily at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe follows.
More comments filed objecting to HHS mandate, religious exemption
Oct 04 2011
WASHINGTON – Catholic organizations filing comments on the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate that health insurance plans cover contraception and sterilization and a proposed religious exemption registered their strong disapproval.
Religious exemption to HHS mandate ‘wholly inadequate,’ CHA head says
Sep 27 2011
WASHINGTON – The proposed religious exemption to the federal mandate that health insurance plans cover contraceptives and sterilization is “wholly inadequate to protect the conscience rights of Catholic hospital and health care organizations,” the head of the Catholic Health Association told the Department of Health and Human Services.
Martyrdom in Pakistan
Aug 25 2011
Sixty-four years ago, on Aug. 14, 1947, Great Britain’s empire in the Indian subcontinent was divided into the independent, self-governing Dominions of India and Pakistan. The division of the subcontinent into two states was bitterly opposed by the Indian Congress Party and Winston Churchill, but supported by the Muslim League (with Congress, one of the two major pro-independence parties in the British Raj) and the Attlee government, which had displaced Churchill in 1945. Congress proposed power-sharing plans that would hold the subcontinent together as a political unit; they were all rejected by the leader of the Muslim League, a Scotch-drinking, pork-eating, and rather secular lawyer named Mohammad Ali Jinnah.