Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Roman Catholic hierarchy split on lawsuit against Obama

Monday, May 28th, 2012

This week 43 Catholic institutions, including the Archdioceses of New York and Washington DC as well as Notre Dame University, sued the Obama administration over its mandate requiring employers to provide contraception in their health insurance plans. The move not only escalated an unusual fight between church and state but also threatened to cause splits Read more

Cardinal Dolan: Obama administration ‘strangling the Church’ over health-care rule

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Catholic dioceses and schools are suing the Obama administration over its birth control requirement. The Catholic University of America says the rule violates their constitutional rights and turns their teachings into an act of hypocrisy. More than 40 Catholic organizations sued the Obama administration over a government requirement that most employers provide birth control coverage Read more

Notre Dame faculty call for Bishop’s resignation

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Following an IRS complaint by a secularist group and a wealth of other criticism, 95 members of the University of Notre Dame faculty have called on Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria to resign from the University’s board. The call comes in response to Jenky’s homily in which he denounced President Obama’s “radical, pro-abortion and extreme Read more

Diocese clarifies Bishop’s comments comparing Obama to Hitler and Stalin

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria has clarified comments by Bishop Daniel Jenky by saying the bishop was giving current events a historical context and had been taken out of context. Bishop Jenky has come under fire for comparing President Barack Obama to being on “a similar path” as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In Read more

Timothy Dolan joins Time Magazine’s ‘A’ listers: Obama down the list

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Time magazine has published the list of 100 people to be voted on for The Person of the Year in 2012, and after an Internet vote open to the public, the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, received more than 42,000 votes and is well on the list. Dolan is placed ahead of others Read more

A Catholic – Melinda Gates asks is birth control really a sin

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

A practicing Catholic, Melinda Gates, recently delivered a talk at TED, putting birth control back on the global agenda. Gates said that the topic of contraception has become a hot topic in recent years, but asked whether it should be. She believes that many of the world’s social change issues depends on ensuring that women Read more

Obama hosts Easter prayer breakfast with meditation on suffering

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

President Obama hosted his third annual Easter prayer breakfast at the White House on Wednesday (April 4), saying that Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice during Holy Week puts the travails of his own life in perspective.

His five-minute mini-sermon provoked sympathetic laughter from the audience of about 150 clergy and other guests when he talked of the burdens of the presidency.

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Poll: Too much religion in politics

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

A new survey by the Pew Research Centre says nearly 40% Americans say politicians talk too much about religious faith. The survey indicated people are of the view the import of religion in politics is a reasonably recent occurrence, with Democrats and independents being the main culprits. However, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll released last Read more

Obama issues second contraception compromise

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Obama administration announced what it saw as a new accommodations on the controversial contraception mandate that obliged Catholic organisations to provide contraceptive health care coverage. Under attack from the US Catholic Bishops, Catholic hospitals and other institutions, the proposal seeks to shift the cost of providing birth control coverage onto insurance companies and prohibiting Read more

Vacuuming up the Pacific’s resources

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Although negotiators have agreed to the broad outlines of the TPP agreement, a new trade issue has created a snag in the process: the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Australia has refused to accept the investor-state dispute settlement, Read more