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Controversial Cardinal no longer leading Mass in DC

A statement issued by the Paulus Institute, the organization sponsoring the forthcoming Pontifical High Mass at the National Cathedral on April 24th, announced that Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos will no longer be leading the ceremony.…


Added by Dan Sampson on April 22, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Pontifical High Mass in DC comes under fire

Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) are planning to protest the forthcoming Pontifical High Mass, scheduled for this Saturday, 24th of April, at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

More specifically, SNAP is focusing its protestations on the… Continue

Added by Dan Sampson on April 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Justice Department to appeal National Day of Prayer ruling

In response to last week's ruling by U.S District Judge Barbara Crabb that deemed the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, the Justice Department has filed an appeal against the decision.

The appeal, filed in the Western District of Wisconsin on Thursday, came after condemnation of Judge Crabb's ruling from several high-profile figures.…


Added by Dan Sampson on April 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

National Day of Prayer Ruling Causes Controversy

A fierce debate is raging over the decision by a Wisconsin district judge that deemed the forthcoming National Day of Prayer, scheduled for May 6th, as unconstitutional.

On May 5, 1988, then-President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law that enabled the nomination of the first thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer. At the time, the bill received bipartisan support but has since been challenged by a variety of groups.

The latest challenge to its continued… Continue

Added by Dan Sampson on April 19, 2010 at 1:35pm — No Comments



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