Archive of October 28, 2011

Caritas Spain sends $280,000 to flood victims in Central America

Oct 28, 2011 - 06:07 pm .- Administrators of Caritas Spain have approved a donation of $280,000 to assist victims of recent flooding in Central America.

Discrimination against Muslims charge 'without foundation,' Catholic University says

Oct 28, 2011 - 05:25 pm .- A formal legal complaint filed against Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. is being strongly denounced by both Catholics and Muslims, who deny that Muslim students are being discriminated against by the university’s display of Catholic imagery and symbolism.

The ambassador’s son and Chiara the dove of peace

Oct 28, 2011 - 04:15 pm .- It has to be one of the more unusual legacies of the World Day for Peace in Assisi but the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See is now the proud owner of a little white dove called Chiara, or rather, his 7-year-old son Miguel is.

Pope: Assisi meeting shows desire for peace is real

Oct 28, 2011 - 02:18 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI met this morning with delegates who participated in yesterday’s Assisi gathering and said that the meeting showed how genuine the desire for peace and the good of others is.

Argentinean judge fines priest for ringing church bells

Oct 28, 2011 - 01:58 pm .- A judge in the Argentinean city of Santa Rosa has fined a local parish priest for ringing the church bells and creating “bothersome noise.”

British monarch can now marry a Catholic but cannot be one

Oct 28, 2011 - 12:41 pm .- The centuries-old law barring the British monarch from marrying a Catholic has been scrapped but not the rule forbidding them from being a Catholic.

Government's priorities questioned, as panel tells boys to get HPV shots

Oct 28, 2011 - 06:07 am .- The Catholic Medical Association is reacting with skepticism to a government panel recommendation that all boys be vaccinated again the sexually-transmitted Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

CCHD cuts funds for AIDS agency over condom distribution

Oct 28, 2011 - 03:23 am .- The U.S. bishops' social justice arm has cut funding to a New York-based AIDS charity after the group was discovered to have lied about its adherence to Catholic teaching.

Expert downplays Vatican council’s idea for financial body

Oct 28, 2011 - 01:23 am .- After the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace made headlines this week by issuing a document advocating the creation of a global financial body, one expert in Vatican documents downplayed its authority and said that it is only meant to spur reflection.

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