Archive of May 30, 2012

John Paul II, St. Therese of Lisieux among WYD Rio patron saints

May 30, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Shrine of Our Lady of Pena in Rio de Janeiro has announced the patron saints and thirteen intercessors for World Youth Day 2013.

Our 'amen' expresses trust in Christ, Pope teaches

May 30, 2012 - 12:44 pm .- When Christians say “amen,” they are expressing their trust in the loving promise of God manifested in Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict said during his General Audience on Wednesday.

Young Catholic woman with rare syndrome speaks on true beauty

May 30, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Due to a rare condition, Lizzie Velasquez is unable to gain weight and her appearance made her the target of mockery from her schoolmates who called her “the ugliest woman in the world” in a YouTube video.

Pope is saddened by 'Vatileaks' case but trusts God

May 30, 2012 - 10:25 am .- In a rare statement after today's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI said that while he is distressed by the “Vatileaks” case, the Church will not lack God's help for the trials it encounters.

Ontario could impose Gay-Straight Alliances on Catholic schools

May 30, 2012 - 04:03 am .- The provincial government of Ontario is considering a proposal that would force Catholic schools to recognize Gay-Straight Alliances, causing Catholic leaders to say it risks threatening religious freedom and could allow clubs that undermine Church teaching.

Religious liberty group launches massive HHS mandate site

May 30, 2012 - 02:11 am .- A legal group that aims to defend religious freedom has launched a new website offering a wealth of resources on the contraception mandate, and the various lawsuits that have been filed against it.

Egyptian bishop hopes next president will protect Christians

May 30, 2012 - 12:20 am .- The Egyptian elections are causing serious doubts among the country's Christians about whether the next president will protect their rights, with the Muslim Brotherhood's commitment being especially unclear, a senior Catholic bishop in Egypt has said.

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