Archive of May 9, 2012

Obama voices unprecedented support for 'gay marriage'

May 9, 2012 - 04:55 pm .- President Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president to publicly support “gay marriage,” breaking silence on the issue and pointing to his Christian faith as a motivation for his position.

Nine years later, widow still praying for husband's killers

May 9, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Margherita Coletta, whose husband Giuseppe – a brigade general of the Italian police – was murdered in am Iraqi suicide attack in 2003, continues to pray that his killers will receive God's mercy.

Victim of human trafficking praises Vatican conference

May 9, 2012 - 01:06 pm .- A young English woman who was forced into a life of prostitution by a human trafficker lauded the Vatican for addressing the issue by hosting a recent conference.

Cardinal calls saints 'living' catechesis for the world

May 9, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, said the lives of the saints are one of the most effective ways to transmit faith to the world.

Pope Benedict speaks about power of prayer in his life

May 9, 2012 - 11:53 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says he has been sustained during his seven years as pontiff by the prayers of people around the world.

Vandals strike historic Santa Cruz church

May 9, 2012 - 07:09 am .- The parishioners of Holy Cross Church and the Diocese of Monterey, Calif. are “shocked and saddened” after a Sunday vandalism spree damaged irreplaceable items like a baptismal font that the famous missionary Bl. Junipero Serra brought to the area in 1791.

Catholic vote could be 'critical' in 2012 election

May 9, 2012 - 04:07 am .- Polling analysts believe that the vote of Catholics in the U.S. remains important and could play a crucial role in the upcoming presidential election.

Over 15,000 protest Georgetown’s invitation to Sebelius

May 9, 2012 - 02:17 am .- More than 15,000 people have signed an open letter protesting Georgetown University’s decision to invite U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at an award ceremony during its commencement weekend.

Legatus files suit against HHS mandate

May 9, 2012 - 12:33 am .- Legatus, a national organization of leading Catholic business CEOs and professional leaders, has filed a federal lawsuit against the HHS mandate that requires insurance coverage for contraception and sterilization.

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