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Headlines for February 01, 2013

Released Friday, Feb. 1

Archbishop Gomez relieves Cardinal Mahony of duties; Bishop Curry steps down CWN - February 1, 2013

Immediately complying with a judge’s order, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has released the personnel files of 87 clergy accused of sexual abuse and has posted the files online. Archbishop José...

Obama administration offers new 'compromise' on HHS mandate CWN - February 1, 2013

The Obama administration has announced a new policy that would allow religious employers to provide employees with health-care plans that do not include coverage for contraceptives. The...

New Chaldean Catholic Patriarch elected, vowed to maintain Christian presence in Iraq CWN - February 1, 2013

Archbishop Louis Sako, who has headed the Chaldean Catholic archdiocese of Kirkuk, Iraq, since 2003, has been elected the new Patriarch of Babylon and worldwide leader of the Chaldean Catholic...

Charity can never be separated from faith, Pope writes in Lenten Message CWN - February 1, 2013

Christian faith and an impulse to charity are “intimately linked” and can never be in conflict, Pope Benedict XVI writes in his Lenten Message for 2013. In his message-entitled "Believing in...

Would-be papal assassin says Ayatollah Khomeini ordered shooting; Vatican dismisses claim CWN - February 1, 2013

Mehmet Ali Agca, who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in May 1983, now claims the assassination attempt was ordered by the late Iranian Islamic leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Agca—who has...

Cardinal Dolan’s plan to save Catholic schools CWN - February 1, 2013

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York touted the academic successes of Catholic schools and challenged Catholic educators “to be bold in our thinking and daring in...

On eve of Super Bowl, New Orleans archbishop rues human trafficking CWN - February 1, 2013

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans joined with civil and athletic officials in a public-service announcement designed to raise awareness about human trafficking. The announcement came on...

Documents from Vatican Library posted online CWN - February 1, 2013

The Vatican Library, in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg and with financial assistance from the London-based Polonsky Foundation, has posted 256 documents online. Msgr. Cesare...

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