Archive of October 12, 2011

Rio's 'Christ the Redeemer' monument turns 80

Oct 12, 2011 - 08:00 pm .- On the same day that Brazilian Catholics honor their patroness, Our Lady of Aparecida, the country is celebrating Oct. 12, 2011 as the 80th anniversary of Rio’s famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue.

Bills on sexuality raise stakes of Argentinean presidential race

Oct 12, 2011 - 06:17 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata is urging Argentineans to study the positions of political candidates on issues such as IVF and euthanasia before voting in the general election on Oct. 23.

Vatican spokesman rejects claim German bishops disrespected Pope

Oct 12, 2011 - 03:13 pm .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., dismissed what he called “ridiculous” claims circulating online that the German bishops disrespected Pope Benedict during his recent visit to the country.

Bishops’ note on voting a welcome clarification, Catholic Advocate says

Oct 12, 2011 - 01:51 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ new introductory note to their statement on Catholics’ voting responsibilities helps clarify distortions and affirms the importance of pro-life, marriage and religious freedom issues, two leaders with the group Catholic Advocate said.

Pope reminds Christians to thank God for good things

Oct 12, 2011 - 11:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI reminded Christians today to thank God for the good things in life, instead of only bringing problems to him.

Pope deeply saddened by Egyptian violence

Oct 12, 2011 - 11:25 am .- Pope Benedict XVI expressed his sorrow over violent clashes in Cairo that left many Egyptian Christians dead and hundreds wounded.

Pennsylvania bishops praise governor's school voucher plan

Oct 12, 2011 - 06:28 am .- The Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania are applauding Gov. Tom Corbett for approving school vouchers within the state and increasing the local Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

Egypt riots reveal brutal reality behind 'Arab Spring'

Oct 12, 2011 - 03:05 am .- An Egyptian political scientist says the latest violence against Coptic Christians shows a harsh reality behind the “Arab Spring,” including a lack of control over rogue elements in Egypt's army.

Diocese of Austin files suit against pregnancy center ordinance

Oct 12, 2011 - 01:01 am .- The Catholic Diocese of Austin and three pregnancy resource centers have filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin charging that its ordinance unconstitutionally requires the centers to post signs stating that they do not provide abortions and birth control.

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