Archive of July 24, 2012

Philadelphia archdiocese promises vigilance as priest is sentenced

Jul 24, 2012 - 04:28 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia offered prayer and a pledge to protect children July 24, as Monsignor William Lynn received a three to six year prison sentence for his handling of an abusive priest.

Vatican warns Peruvian bishops to not be 'used' by former Catholic university

Jul 24, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Vatican has urged the bishops of Peru to not be manipulated by administrators of the former Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, in wake of the Holy See's decision to strip the school of its “Pontifical” and “Catholic” titles.

Chaplain says faith can help officers cope with Aurora shooting

Jul 24, 2012 - 03:23 pm .- A strong faith in God can play an important role for law enforcement officers struggling to deal with the aftermath of the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., said a chaplain who has experience ministering to those involved in tragic killings.

Cuban bishops lament untimely death of dissident

Jul 24, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- The president of the Bishops' Conference of Cuba, Archbishop Dionisio Garcia of Santiago, has mourned the sudden death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, leader of the Christian Liberation Movement.

Vatican urges vacationers to respect God's creation

Jul 24, 2012 - 11:55 am .- The Vatican is urging people to respect creation when they take their summer vacation, which will allow them to more easily encounter God.

Vatican's doctrine chief: Pius X Society must accept Vatican II teachings

Jul 24, 2012 - 04:00 am .- Although the new head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is optimistic about reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X, he says that the teachings of the Church – including the dogmatic content of the Second Vatican Council – will never be up for re-negotiation.

Creighton partnership does not change Phoenix hospital's non-Catholic status

Jul 24, 2012 - 02:09 am .- Despite its collaboration with a Catholic university, St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix remains a non-Catholic institution due to dissent on abortion and medical ethics, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted said July 23.

Boy Scouts lauded for continuing ban on openly gay members

Jul 24, 2012 - 12:01 am .- The Boy Scouts of America has drawn praise for upholding a policy of prohibiting openly homosexual leaders and members, in order to align with its founding principles and respect the role of parents in educating their own children.

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