Archive of August 21, 2012

Federal judge dismisses abuse lawsuit against Vatican

Aug 21, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- A federal judge dismissed a sex abuse lawsuit against the Holy See on grounds that the Vatican was not an employer of the accused ex-priest and cannot be held financially liable for the abuse.

Pro-life groups in Uruguay denounce new attempts to legalize abortion

Aug 21, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- Around twenty pro-life organizations are denouncing what they call “anti-democratic and unconstitutional” moves by supporters of a measure that would legalize abortion in Uruguay.

Venezuelan cardinal to priests: protect the treasure of celibacy

Aug 21, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- During an ordination Mass for two priests and a deacon on Aug. 18, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela urged priests to value and protect the gift of celibacy given by Christ.

Catholic school effort in Philadelphia draws on lay expertise

Aug 21, 2012 - 10:45 am .- The head of an independent Catholic foundation says a new lay management initiative for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will help improve finances and enrollment levels.

Philadelphia archdiocese creates new Catholic high school system

Aug 21, 2012 - 09:17 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia unveiled a new school system this morning that will be run by an independent Catholic foundation and will serve the archdiocese's high schools and special education programs.

Mentally impaired child arrested under Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law

Aug 21, 2012 - 03:59 am .- A young girl who suffers from Down's Syndrome has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly burning a page from the Quran and could face the death penalty.

US bishops say Muslims, Catholics share religious freedom concerns

Aug 21, 2012 - 02:05 am .- In a statement of support and friendship toward the Muslim community, the U.S. bishops' ecumenical committee leader encouraged trust and collaboration between the two faiths, especially in the task of defending religious freedom in the public square.

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