Court: Can’t require covering contraceptives
WASHINGTON (CNS) – In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Sister Anthony: A lifetime of serving the poor
She will turn 84 in September and she is smiling through her rehab from a car accident and hip replacement surgery, but Daughter of Charity Sister Anthony Barczykowski continues to greet each day as an opportunity for both spiritual growth and helping anyone she meets.
Recent consultative session held at St. Mary of the Angels
St. Mary of the Angels in New Orleans was the site June 19 for a consultative session for people in the Archdiocese of New Orleans to discuss what it is they think the archdiocese is doing well, what it could improve on and what it needs to do that it wasn't already doing.
Clarion Herald captures 8 Catholic Press awards
The Clarion Herald won eight major awards at the 2014 Catholic Media Conference Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thanks to you, our loyal readers, for the encouragement and support you have given us, especially in the dark days after Katrina.
U.S. bishops focus on religious liberty
NEW ORLEANS (CNS) – During their June 11-13 spring general assembly in New Orleans, the nation’s Catholic bishops voted to extend their Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty and to approve work on a limited revision of their quadrennial document aimed at guiding Catholics in election decisions.
Abp. Lyke Conference urges true evangelization
Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio, gave a rousing address – “It’s All Grace: Drawn in Relationship to the Living God” – June 12 to kick off this year’s Archbishop Lyke Conference held June 11-15 in New Orleans.
He said by virtue of baptism, we are charged to evangelize and proclaim the “Good News” of the Catholic faith.