Archive of August 15, 2012

Cardinal Dolan: Obama invite is not an award or platform

Aug 15, 2012 - 05:04 pm .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York defended his decision to invite President Barack Obama to a traditional fundraising dinner as being an effort to engage, not endorse, the president.

Devotion to Mary profoundly biblical, Argentinean bishop says

Aug 15, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina said devotion to the Virgin Mary has solid biblical and ecclesial roots that culminate in an encounter with Christ.

Mary's assumption into heaven fosters hope on earth, Pope teaches

Aug 15, 2012 - 01:02 pm .- Having been taken into heaven both spiritually and bodily, the Virgin Mary helps believers to grow in “Christian hope” during their earthly lives, Pope Benedict XVI taught on the Feast of the Assumption.

Beatification process for Bolivian Indian moves forward

Aug 15, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Francisco Tito Yupanqui, a 16th century Indian from the Aymara Tribe famous for sculpting the statue of Our Lady of Copacabana, is one step closer to becoming the first Bolivian saint.

Catholic-run business asks Obama to respect its faith

Aug 15, 2012 - 05:18 am .- A spokesman for a Catholic family-owned business in Colorado is asking President Obama to respect his family’s faith after the president reaffirmed his support for the controversial contraception mandate during a recent campaign swing through the state.

Network invitation to spend day with poor only applies to Romney

Aug 15, 2012 - 01:57 am .- A Catholic social justice lobby that describes itself as “a progressive voice within the Catholic community” is asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to spend a day with those who serve the poor but it will not be extending a similar invitation to President Obama.

US bishops urge cooperative effort to renew economy

Aug 15, 2012 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and their families at the center of economic life.”

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