Archbishop LoriArchbishop Implores Congress
to Protect Conscience Rights

WASHINGTON D.C., February 18 -- In anticipation of upcoming legislation, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore urged the nation’s lawmakers to work this year “to restore a tradition on rights of conscience in health care.” 

CUAPope Remembered
for Linking Education,
Love of God

DENVER, CO, February 19, 2013 -- Pope Benedict XVI has left a lasting mark on Catholic education by showing how reason and knowledge can lead to an essential love of God, reflected scholars at leading Catholic universities.

Pope BenedictKnights of Columbus
Launch Twitter Prayer
Campaign for Pope

NEW HAVEN, CT, February 19, 2013 -- The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and his successor during the upcoming period of transition. 

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family

Vatican Prelate Emphacizes the Need for
States to Promote Marriage and the Family
NEW YORK, February 18, 2013 -- The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family is calling the Family a “resource for society” which must be supported in policy development. Speaking Friday at an event organized by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer mission to the United Nations, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia addressed some of the challenges and trends affecting families around the world today.

WCF7 Sydney

World Congress of Families
Withdraws Invitation to British MP
ROCKFORD, IL, February 19, 2013 -- The Local Organizing Committee of the 7th World Congress of Families, to be held in Syndey in May, has withdrawn the invitation for one of their keynote speakers because he changed is vote on marriage in the British Parlament. The member, Duncan Smith, MP, also serves as the UK's Secretary of State. 

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Catholics for the Common Good Adviosor and chair of the USCCB Subcommittee on Promotion and Defense of Marriage

Bishops Object To Defense Department
Same-Sex Domestic Partners Policy
WASHINGTON, DC, February 15, 2013— Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, voiced concern February 15 about a new Department of Defense (DOD) policy on "same-sex domestic partners" and about related comments made by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

Pope Benedict XVI Meets with Priests from Rome Archdicocese. Farewell meeting. Vatican II discussed.

The War of the Two Councils:
The True and the False
ROME, February 15, 3103 – In the farewell address to the priests of Rome, the startling accusation of Benedict XVI against the political interpretation of Vatican II made by the media, during the assembly and afterward.

Author Sees Cultural Willingness
to Re-examine Sexual Revolution

DENVER, CO, February 14, 2013 -- A Catholic author believes that the “surprisingly positive” reception of her book on the sexual revolution shows an encouraging openness to reconsider cultural assumptions about artificial contraception. 

St. Peter's SquareDuring Last Mass,
Pope Benedict Urges Return to God

VATICAN CITY, February 13, 2013 -- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged people across the globe to wholeheartedly return to God during his last Mass today as pontiff of the Catholic Church.

Pope Says Biblical View of God
Can Help Fatherhood Crisis
- Pope Benedict XVI said the Bible can help clarify the true meaning of being a father during his general audience today. "Despite the crisis of fatherhood in many societies, the Scriptures show us clearly what it means to call God 'Father.'"

Robert Destro, Law Professor, Catholic University, Catholics for the Common Good advisor.

CCG Files Prop 8 Amicus with US Supreme Court:
Overturning Prop 8 Violates Voters Rights;
Repudiation of Attacks on Religion, Particularly Catholics
WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2013  – Catholics for the Common Good and the Marriage Law Project filed an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in support of the California Proposition 8 legal defense. The brief was explicitly offered in the same spirit in which lay Catholics rose to challenge unjust laws banning interracial marriage.

Pope Examines Society's
Acceptance of Unstable Relationships
VATICAN CITY-- As he spoke to the Church’s highest court, which often deals with issues related to marriage, Pope Benedict highlighted the growing acceptance of instability in relationships. Contemporary culture “poses serious challenges to the person and the family,” he began, underscoring that it calls into question “the very capacity of human beings to bond themselves to another and whether a union that lasts an entire life is truly possible.”

Rally Against Civil Unions Bill
Warns of 'Great Persecution'

DENVER, CO, January 26, 2013 -- Around 200 opponents of a Colorado civil unions bill rallied at the state capitol Jan. 25, warning that the legislation not only redefines marriage but could shut down Catholic adoption agencies in the state.

US Supreme Court

Prop 8 Defense Files
Opening Supreme Court Brief
Potential Roe v. Wade of Marriage
WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2013 ---On the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, the Prop 8 legal defense team filed its opening brief today with the Supreme Court of the United States. This case will decide whether the people of California have the right to recognize and defend the only institution that is directed toward uniting kids with their moms and dads, marriage between a man and a woman.

Colorado civil unions bill threaten adoption by a mom and a dad

Colo. Civil Unions Bill
Could Endanger Catholic Child Services-- A new version of a proposed Colorado civil unions bill has dropped provisions that protect agencies from being forced to place children with same-sex and unmarried opposite-sex couples – a change that could put at risk Catholic Charities' adoption and foster care services in the state.

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