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In what appears to be a response to the recent scandals involving Catholic charities who engage in activities that violate Church teaching, Pope Benedict issued a motu proprio on Saturday that annunciates the rules to be followed for all entities that call themselves Catholic.
The controversy over President Obama's invitation to speak at a Catholic Charities fundraiser in October took a new turn yesterday when an employee of the Archdiocese weighed in with a more detailed explanation of the even in question.
Catholic leaders are weighing in on a decision by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to allow President Barack Obama to speak at the annual Al Smith dinner, with many calling the invitation disappointing and disturbing.
In what is sure to be an awkward moment for President Barack Obama, he has accepted the traditional invitation to speak at the Catholic Charities Al Smith Dinner in October.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Archdiocese of Washington says that a D.C. City Council decision to narrow the religious freedom exemption in a bill recognizing same-sex marriage will leave religious organizations and individuals at risk of lawsuits and could endanger Catholic social services.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Just three days after Catholic Charities USA shocked the Catholic world with their endorsement of the Obama Administration’s pro-abortion health care reform, news broke that the organization has received its first ever federal contract totaling $100 million.
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