Leading American Catholics, including Cardinal Roger Mahony, Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, Robert George and Michael Sean Winters, have reacted with dismay after the Obama administration refused to broaden a religious exemption to its requirement that all health plans cover contraceptives free of charge.
Fr Federico Lombardi SJ argues that Christian unity would greatly enhance the new evangelisation.
And Michael Kelly reports on a new mass movement in Ireland protesting against the closure of the country’s embassy to the Holy See.
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