Archive of June 13, 2012

Bishops briefed on religious liberty efforts, prepare for 'difficult road'

Jun 13, 2012 - 05:55 pm .- Speakers at the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Atlanta, Ga. emphasized the importance of continuing efforts to defend religious freedom through various cultural, legal and educational approaches.

Nuncio applauds bishops' unified efforts to defend religious freedom

Jun 13, 2012 - 04:16 pm .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Pope’s representative to the United States, urged the American bishops to view the difficulties facing the Church as an opportunity to unite in defense of the faith.

Vatican looks online as it retools its communications strategy

Jun 13, 2012 - 01:56 pm .- The Vatican has announced that it wants to create a “.catholic” domain name as a way of validating official Catholic institutions online – just one day after rolling out a major shift in its communications strategy.

Knights of Columbus set charitable giving, volunteer records in 2011

Jun 13, 2012 - 12:55 pm .- The Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization broke records in 2011 with over $158 million in donations to charity and over 70 million volunteer hours worked, the organization’s worldwide annual survey says.

Pope explains how to let God work wonders

Jun 13, 2012 - 10:24 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that the life of St. Paul shows that God can work wonders through those who grow ever closer to him in prayer.

Study finds children of same-sex partners face difficulties as adults

Jun 13, 2012 - 03:59 am .- Children brought up by partners in same-sex relationships are encountering more difficulties in adulthood than their conventionally-raised counterparts, according to new findings published June 10.

Human rights advocate says Washington Post distorted her views on Islam

Jun 13, 2012 - 02:01 am .- Nina Shea, a prominent Catholic advocate for global religious freedom, says the Washington Post presented her as a “religious bigot” by falsely crediting her with an inflammatory statement on Islam.

Faith leaders decry mandate's creation of religious classes

Jun 13, 2012 - 12:23 am .- Nearly 150 leaders and supporters of faith-based service organizations have spoken out against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate because it creates class distinctions for religious groups.

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