Archive of February 24, 2011

Vatican advisor not surprised by British elder care horror stories

Feb 24, 2011 - 07:26 pm .- Stories of elder care nightmares in England and Wales are the result of a new generation of “scared people” that see the elderly, sick and handicapped as “cumbersome” and “useless,” according a Vatican consultant.

Obama decision on marriage law raises questions of religious liberty, future of marriage

Feb 24, 2011 - 05:05 pm .- The Obama administration’s decision not to defend a key federal marriage law raises worrying questions about the religious freedom of Catholics and others who believe in traditional marriage, according to Catholic leaders.

Red World Youth Day bandanas recall love of martyrs

Feb 24, 2011 - 04:03 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez Gonzalez of Cordoba, Spain recently explained that the red bandanas that were distributed to World Youth Day participants in his diocese recall the sacrifice of Christian martyrs.

Amid violent protests, Catholic missionaries continue their work in Libya

Feb 24, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- As a swell of protestors and pro-government troops battle to establish control of Libyan cities, Catholic missionaries continue to carry out their work.

Bishop urges Catholics to strengthen faith during Lent

Feb 24, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- Bishop Carlos Franzini of Rafaela, Argentina invited Catholics to seek out Christ during the upcoming Lenten Season.

New phase begins in canonization cause of first African-American priest

Feb 24, 2011 - 05:56 am .- The Archdiocese of Chicago has begun a new phase of the investigation that could ultimately canonize Fr. Augustus Tolton. As the first African-American to become a priest, Fr. Tolton demonstrated remarkable patience, courage and dedication to his ministry during a time of widespread injustice.

Muslims set fire to Christian town in Bangladesh

Feb 24, 2011 - 03:09 am .- More than 300 Muslims set fire to a town in Bangladesh in order to strip indigenous Christians, Hindus and Buddhists of their property.

For Belgian Church rocked by scandal, three new auxiliary bishops

Feb 24, 2011 - 12:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed three new auxiliary bishops to assist Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Mechelen-Brussels.

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