March 12, 2014

Catholic Benefits Association Files Suit Seeking Relief from HHS Mandate

Association comprised of nearly 200 Catholic employers, including dioceses, ministries and businesses seeking to protect their free exercise of religion (OKLAHOMA CITY) – The Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), representing nearly 200 Catholic employers and 19,000 employees nationwide, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma earlier today to...
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Lederer, Internet inspiration, dies of cancer at 20

UPDATED Zachary Lederer, whose courage in the face of cancer inspired admirers from his Howard County parish to the college basketball world, died at age 20 March 11.
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St. Pat’s Pop Quiz

How much do you know about the Saint of Ireland, whose feast is March 17?
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A lucky 17 life lessons from The Quiet Man

My mother is 100 percent Irish, so I grew up with soda bread baking in the oven, “Toora Loora Loora” at bedtime, and a series of green cars my father drove to hand out programs at the St. Patrick’s Day parade.Yet somehow I never knew about The Quiet Man until
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Inside Sports: Cristo Rey lacrosse players stick together

Of the 28 Cristo Rey lacrosse players, seven are new to the sport.
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Archbishop Lori joins lawsuit against HHS mandate

Archbishop William E. Lori, the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Review Media (CRMedia) are part of a federal lawsuit filed March 12 to stop a Health and Human Services mandate under the Affordable Care Act they believe would require them to provide health insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.
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Papal poetry on the anniversary of the pope’s election

One year ago when Pope Francis was elected, I launched a poetry contest. I even offered to award a box of noodles to the winner.I pitched this limerick to start the poetry slam:So who is this new pope, Pope Francis?He cooks for himself and he dances.Therese is one of his
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