Lobby Night is Feb. 21
Feb 17 2011
Catholics from across the archdiocese will converge on Annapolis this President’s Day, Feb. 21, to learn about legislative issues facing the Maryland General Assembly and to meet their lawmakers.
Catholic theologians call for changes after abuse crisis in Germany
Feb 11 2011
OXFORD, England – More than 140 Catholic theologians from universities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland called for the church to take serious steps to address the problems of the priest shortage by allowing married priests and women to have more active roles in church ministry and allowing laypeople to help select bishops and pastors, among other changes.
President signs repeal of military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
Dec 24 2010
WASHINGTON – With the repeal of the policy that banned gays from serving openly in the armed forces, an auxiliary bishop of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said Dec. 23 that “there are no changes” to the archdiocese’s ministry “and our response” to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
A vocation is no minor call
Nov 18 2010
The question on the cover of the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, caught my eye: “What’s your true calling?”
Appeals court grants stay on same-sex marriages in California
Aug 18 2010
WASHINGTON – The Aug. 16 decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent the state of California from conducting same-sex marriages while an appeal is under way drew cheers from same-sex marriage opponents.
As the pill marks its 50th year, promises remain unfulfilled
May 19 2010
WASHINGTON – Fifty years ago this May, the Food and Drug Administration gave its approval for the use of a combination of the hormones progesterone and estrogen that the pharmaceutical company Searle said would prevent pregnancy 99.7 percent of the time.