EWTN Wins Lawsuit Over HHS Contraception Mandate

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014 district-court decision against the Eternal Word Television Network in its lawsuit against the so-called contraceptive mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. The order follows a settlement between the network and the Department of Justice reached Oct. 5.
Under the terms of the settlement, EWTN will not be required to provide contraception, sterilization or abortifacients through its employee health-care plan.
“This moment has been a long time coming,” said EWTN Chairman and…

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The Pope Will Never Change the Definition of Marriage

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The Pope Will Never Change the Definition of Marriage

8am Mass at St Mary Church

10:30am Mass at St Joseph Church

America The Beautiful

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Celibacy and Growing in Holiness

Celibacy is biblical. Paul even encourages it. But it is not for everybody. Everybody is called to holiness, but the life of vowed celibacy has a certain blessedness to it.