Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for July

Submitted by frlarry on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

VATICAN CITY, 30 June 2015 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for July is: "That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity".

His intention for evangelization is: "That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society".

Published by VISarchive - June 30, 2015


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On the social and legal implications of "Obergefell v. Hodges"

Submitted by frlarry on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 17:39

On Friday, June 16, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case Obergefell v. Hodges, known popularly (or infamously) as "The same-sex marriage case." In a 5 to 4 decision, the court ruled in favor of James Obergefell, and against the State of Ohio (with Governor John Kasich identified as the original defendant in the case Obergefell v. Kasich, the Ohio Director of the Department of Health, Richard Hodges, became the defendant). The original suit concerned Mr.