Archive of December 18, 2011

Church opposes NY bill that opens indefinite lawsuit window

Dec 18, 2011 - 06:44 pm .- New York's Catholic Conference has criticized the fairness of a bill allowing sex abuse accusers to sue for damages on claims stretching back half a century or more.

Pope says Christianity trumps secularism in building good societies

Dec 18, 2011 - 03:18 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told the bishops of New Zealand and the South Pacific on Dec. 17 that the Christian faith provides the best foundation for society, and that promoting the New Evangelization is the best way to build a Christian culture. 

Mary’s virginity guarantees Christ’s divinity, Pope teaches

Dec 18, 2011 - 02:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said today that the virginity of Mary guarantees Jesus’ divinity because it proves the Incarnation is solely the work of God.

Oklahoma maternity home expands teen support

Dec 18, 2011 - 01:08 pm .- Catholic Charities is making transitional care available at the Holy Family Maternity Home in Oklahoma City for teens in crisis pregnancies.

St. Stephen, Church's first martyr, commemorated Dec. 26

Dec 18, 2011 - 07:37 am .- Just after Christmas, the Catholic Church remembers its first martyr, and one of its first deacons, Saint Stephen. Roman Catholics celebrate his feast Dec. 26, while Eastern Catholics honor him one day later.

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