Archive of March 31, 2011

Interreligious commission encourages Buddhists to 'seek truth'

Mar 31, 2011 - 08:32 pm .- The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue highlighted the importance of pursuing truth in a March 31 message greeting the world's Buddhists, who will soon be celebrating the holiday informally known as “Buddha's birthday.”

Patriarch sees Egypt faced with a choice: Democracy or Islamism

Mar 31, 2011 - 03:56 pm .- "We don't have an intermediate choice" between Islamism and democracy, says Cardinal Patriarch Antonios Naguib about the future of Egypt.

Presidential divorce in Guatemala mocks the family, charges expert

Mar 31, 2011 - 01:56 pm .- A family expert in Guatemala is accusing the country's president and his wife of making “a mockery of the family.” The couple recently announced their divorce so the first lady can run for presidency.

US bishops warn of radical secularism in Senate testimony

Mar 31, 2011 - 01:45 pm .- The U.S. bishops told a Senate subcommittee on March 29 that Catholics face growing threats to their religious liberty because of a “radical secular perspective” that seeks to eliminate moral judgments from public life.

Bishop Sheridan calls on Congress to defund abortion providers

Mar 31, 2011 - 06:54 am .- Congress should pass the Pence Amendment to defund organizations which offer abortion services, Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs will say today.

Vatican decree reconciles woman who sought priestly ordination

Mar 31, 2011 - 01:55 am .- A former advocate of women's ordination, who later renounced her attempt to be ordained as a deacon and declared her adherence to Church teaching, announced on March 25 that she has been fully reconciled with the Church following a decree from the Vatican.

Catholic charity mobilizes for Ivory Coast refugees as crisis escalates

Mar 31, 2011 - 12:33 am .- Catholic Relief Service is working to provide immediate aid to over 100,000 refugees who've fled the Ivory Coast amid rising political turmoil in the country.

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