Archive of February 2, 2012

Obama, Metaxas call for authentic religion at prayer breakfast

Feb 2, 2012 - 08:08 pm .- The need for a genuine faith that translates into action was the theme chosen by both President Obama and keynote speaker Eric Metaxas at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in the nation’s capital.

Pope reflects on Christ, the light of the world

Feb 2, 2012 - 07:16 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI marked the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord with vespers and explained that the presentation of Jesus in the temple reveals Christ as the light of the world.

New Vatican exhibition reaches for the stars

Feb 2, 2012 - 06:12 pm .- The Vatican’s Observatory is helping organize an exhibition that will delve into the history of the universe at both the human and celestial levels.

Religious leaders remind Europe of Christianity’s social good

Feb 2, 2012 - 06:02 pm .- The Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe and the Conference of European Churches are encouraging Christians to demonstrate the positive influence Christianity can have in the public sphere.

Komen's Planned Parenthood decision prompts tentative pro-life praise

Feb 2, 2012 - 03:01 pm .- Abortion opponents have praised Susan G. Komen for the Cure's decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, but they remain cautious on lending support to the breast cancer charity.

Pope to strengthen faith of Mexican Catholics, says vicar of Leon

Feb 2, 2012 - 01:51 pm .- Monsignor Fidel Hernandez Lara, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Leon, Mexico, expressed his hope that the Pope’s upcoming visit will reawaken the country’s faith.

Archbishop Schnurr reflects on unworthiness at St. Peter’s tomb

Feb 2, 2012 - 01:45 pm .- Nobody is “worthy” of the call of Christ, and yet, Jesus still calls everybody to him, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati said at the tomb of St. Peter on Feb. 1.

Business leaders decry HHS contraception mandate

Feb 2, 2012 - 06:00 am .- Catholic leaders of both religious and secular businesses across the country are denouncing the Obama administration's contraception mandate for forcing a moral dilemma on them and negatively impacting their companies.

London designer’s style classes encourage God-given potential

Feb 2, 2012 - 03:32 am .- A London fashion designer is teaching young women to dress virtuously, after her brother's death made her rethink her life and career.

World Youth Day 2013 to unveil logo

Feb 2, 2012 - 01:06 am .- The official logo for the 2013 World Youth Day in Brazil will be unveiled on Feb. 7 at the event headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

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