Archive of August 29, 2011

Obama-friendly Catholics want contraceptive mandate revised

Aug 29, 2011 - 08:30 pm .- Several Catholics known for supporting Obama administration policies are opposing the lack of religious conscience protections in rules requiring most new health plans to cover contraception and sterilization.

Spanish street to be named after Benedict XVI

Aug 29, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- The Spanish town of Pilar de la Horadada will name a street after Pope Benedict XVI in gratitude to residents who opened their homes to young people during World Youth Day.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò expected to be next US nuncio

Aug 29, 2011 - 05:41 pm .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is set to become the new papal nuncio to the United States, according to Vatican sources who asked to remain anonymous.

Peruvian writer admits the West needs Catholicism

Aug 29, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- Mario Vargas Llosa, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, recently wrote that the success of World Youth Day in Madrid has shown that the West needs Catholicism in order to survive.

Baltimore’s Archbishop Edwin O’Brien appointed to Vatican post

Aug 29, 2011 - 12:44 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of Baltimore as the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Archbishop O’Brien will move to the headquarters of the Order in Rome, where he will be elevated to the rank of cardinal.

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