Archive of September 6, 2012

Despite guilty verdict, Bishop Finn 'grateful' for end of trial

Sep 6, 2012 - 04:32 pm .- A Kansas judge has convicted Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph on one misdemeanor count of failure to report suspected child abuse and acquitted him on another count, while charges against the diocese have been dismissed.

Exiled Jesuit priest still hopeful for Syria's future

Sep 6, 2012 - 01:12 pm .- The Italian Jesuit who was exiled from Syria after criticizing President Bashar al-Assad says he is still hopeful for the country’s future despite its descent into war.

Peruvian cardinal praises Mother Teresa’s total surrender on anniversary

Sep 6, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- On the 15th anniversary of her death, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima said he hopes that the total surrender of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be an example of holiness for all Catholics.

Catholic Relief Services responds to criticism over HIV document, employees

Sep 6, 2012 - 10:01 am .- Catholic Relief Services has announced revisions to an HIV prevention document because of its “inappropriate information” about condoms and their use.

Charlotte diocese holds prayer vigil, adoration during DNC

Sep 6, 2012 - 04:01 am .- The Diocese of Charlotte is holding a Vigil for Liberty with Eucharistic adoration at St. Patrick Cathedral just a mile away from the Democratic National Convention.

Catholics responding to challenges of Isaac cleanup

Sep 6, 2012 - 01:58 am .- As Gulf Coast residents continue the recovery process following Hurricane Isaac, Catholic groups throughout the South have begun organizing disaster relief services for victims.

Catholics for Choice argues religious freedom only applies to private actions

Sep 6, 2012 - 12:40 am .- A dissenting Catholic group believes that the First Amendment protection of religious freedom applies to personal decisions but does not allow people to apply their beliefs to every area of their lives.

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