| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:07 AM
President Barack Obama announced a compromise Friday in the dispute over whether to require full contraception insurance coverage for female employees at religiously affiliated institutions.
Under the new plan, religiously affiliated universities and...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will not make any more changes to the rule announced last week requiring health insurance plans to provide women with coverage for contraception, although U.S. Catholic bishops have said it violates the...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 2:40 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Cirilo Flores, auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Orange County, will become bishop in San Diego next year upon the retirement of Bishop Robert Brom, church officials announced Wednesday.
Flores, 63, who has been auxiliary...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Baltimore's archdiocese, the oldest in the nation, can once again claim one of the highest-ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church as its leader.
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, leader of the archdiocese since 2007, was named a cardinal Friday by...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:58 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in Washington Monday requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover several women's preventive services, including birth control and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, died Wednesday of complications from surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, church officials said.
The 73-year-old Italian prelate had undergone lung surgery nearly three weeks ago and...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:07 AM
President Barack Obama is sending a presidential delegation to the Holy See this weekend to watch the elevation of Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien and another American to cardinal, the White House said Thursday.
Both O’Brien, spiritual leader...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Cardinal Francis George weighed in on the controversy over contraceptives in the nation’s health care law earlier today, saying that he was “a little bit dismayed” with President Barack Obama and the regulation that requires...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The recent article about the expansion into Baltimore of the Department of Homeland Security's program to crackdown on illegal immigrants ("Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks," Feb. 26) makes clear the need for real immigration reform....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:45 PM
It's been weeks since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops first denounced a mandate that required preventive care for female employees in Catholic employers' insurance plans. In case you missed it, they said President Barack Obama's rule...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 1:57 PM
The Obama administration moved Friday to further insulate religiously affiliated hospitals and universities from paying for birth control for their female employees if they object to providing the coverage on moral grounds.
The new proposal, which...