Archives for December 2012

Obamacare could drive Little Sisters of the Poor out of the US

The following comes from a December 19 posting on the Daily Caller. A religious order of nuns is concerned about its future presence in the United States because of Obamacare’s impact on its charitable operations. The Little Sisters of the Poor told The Daily Caller that it may not qualify for a long-term exemption from Obamacare’s healthcare mandate. The law requires the … [Read more...]

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Appeals court says U.S. Boy Scouts can lease public land

The following comes from a December 20 Reuters story. The Boy Scouts of America can lease public land from the City of San Diego for a cheap rate despite the fact the scouts prohibit atheists, agnostics and homosexuals from becoming members, a U.S. appeals court ruled. In an opinion on Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said two leases do not … [Read more...]

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Bishop Vann welcomes Las Posadas procession into future Christ Cathedral

The following comes from a notice on the Orange diocese website in mid-December. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange hosted the first diocesan event to be held within the future Christ Cathedral, December 14th  as newly installed Bishop Kevin Vann joined hundreds for the annual Las Posadas celebration. Las Posadas commemorates Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey to the … [Read more...]

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Thomas Aquinas gets $3.2 million Burns grant

The following comes from an email sent by Thomas Aquinas College on December 19. Thomas Aquinas College has received a grant of $3.2 million from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation of Los Angeles for the construction of a new classroom building on its campus located in the foothills of the Topa Topa mountains in Ventura County. The new building will be the thirteenth constructed … [Read more...]

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Goodness is best response to evil of shootings

    The following comes from a December 19 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. As the nation mourns the loss of life in the Newtown, Conn. shooting, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver is saying that goodness and respect for human dignity are the best responses to evil. “We're most often the victims of evil when we become objects — used … [Read more...]

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Bishops send action alert on the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

The following is an action alert sent out by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.   Protect People and Families Striving to Live in Dignity from the “Fiscal Cliff” Tell your senators and representative that programs serving working poor families must be protected from the “fiscal cliff.” In discussing the various proposals, programs that help families … [Read more...]

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Judge overrules Obama admin on HHS mandate

The following report from the Cardinal Newman Society appeared December 19 on LifeSiteNews.com. On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. handed Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College — and all religious colleges — a major victory in their challenges to the HHS mandate. Earlier this year, two lower courts had dismissed the colleges’ cases as premature but … [Read more...]

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