Altoona-Johnstown bishop eulogizes Paterno as ‘good Catholic,’ friend
Jan 23 2012
ALTOONA, Pa. – Although Joe Paterno will be remembered as “a legend throughout our region and throughout our country,” Bishop Mark L. Bartchak said the iconic football coach will be best remembered in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown as “a good Catholic, a family man and a friend to many.”
Cardinal links religious liberty fight with abortion struggle
Jan 23 2012
WASHINGTON – Participants at the annual March for Life were urged in advance of the march not to let themselves be compromised in their beliefs as the federal government pursues regulations that Catholic leaders say constitute an attack on conscience and religious liberty.
Abortion leading to less respect for lives of disabled, archbishop says
Jan 20 2012
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia hospital’s alleged refusal to provide a kidney transplant to a mentally disabled 3-year-old is yet another example of the harm caused in the United States by the Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion, according to Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.
Archbishop Broglio speaks with pope about spiritual care of US military
Jan 19 2012
VATICAN CITY – The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a tremendous toll on members of the military and their families, said Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, but military service also has strengthened the faith of many Catholics and even been a source of vocations.
Texas bishops applaud court decision to uphold sonogram law
Jan 14 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Catholic bishops applauded the Jan. 11 decision of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the state to enforce a sonogram law requiring abortion providers to offer women the opportunity to view the ultrasound images of their unborn children.
Leaders express joy in Cardinal-designate O’Brien’s elevation
Jan 11 2012
Leaders throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore and around the country expressed joy in Pope Benedict XVI’s elevation of Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien to the rank of cardinal. Many called the move a sign of the pope’s confidence in the cardinal-designate’s leadership and a tribute to his many decades of service to the church.