Monthly Archives: June 2011

US Jewish movements struggle with same-sex unions too

With the passage last week of same-sex marriage in New York and civil unions likely to become law in Rhode Island, the church’s efforts to support only traditional marriage between a man and a woman has taken a licking. Both … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities disaster assistance grants increase in 2011

Natural disasters in the form of tornadoes and flooding have hit many regions of the U.S. since January. The damage has been so extensive  that Catholic Charities USA has provided almost as many disaster assistance grants through the first six … Continue reading

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Cardinal Scola to head Milan Archdiocese

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Angelo Scola was named this morning as the new head of the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy’s largest diocese. The 69-year-old cardinal, a native of Milan, has been patriarch of Venice since 2002, where he made a … Continue reading

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Activists disrupt House session to call for Guantanamo closing

A small number of anti-torture activists interrupted a session of the House of Representatives for several minutes Thursday, calling for the closure of the U.S. Army detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba, before being whisked away by authorities. Thirteen members of … Continue reading

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Catholic press ‘relic’ visits with communicators in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — U.S. Cardinal John P. Foley, always in fine humor, visited with Catholic communications professionals in his first trip since returning to Philadelphia from the Vatican in February. The cardinal, who has leukemia, joined the gala at the Carnegie … Continue reading

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Bid to curb toxins in air wins praise in Catholic circles

The federal Environmental Protection Agency recently issued proposed standards to limit the amount of mercury and other toxins emitted by power plants into the air. That move has won praise from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Health … Continue reading

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Approaches to improving criminal justice

Two recent articles from California focus on criminal justice, and how it can be made better. In San Diego, The Southern Cross, the diocesan newspaper, zeroed in on restorative justice. According to Deacon Jim Walsh, director of the diocese’s Office … Continue reading

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