Archive of September 7, 2012

Jesuit university to buy Philadelphia archbishop's residence

Sep 7, 2012 - 06:53 pm .- St. Joseph’s University has signed a letter of intent to buy the Archbishop of Philadelphia’s residence from the financially troubled archdiocese at an expected cost of $10 million.

Girl with Down syndrome granted bail in blasphemy case

Sep 7, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- A judge granted bail on Friday, Sept. 7 to a 14-year-old Christian girl with Down syndrome who has been held on suspicion of burning pages of the Quran.

Democratic convention emphasizes economy, contraception mandate

Sep 7, 2012 - 02:33 pm .- Providing economic security for the middle class and access to free contraception as a key part of women’s health care were major issues that dominated conversations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Cardinal Dolan prays for life, religious liberty at DNC

Sep 7, 2012 - 11:37 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s final benediction at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night called for blessings on the delegates, asked God for the “courage” to defend life and prayed for the renewal of “a profound respect for religious liberty.”

Don't squander your faith, Pope urges young Churches

Sep 7, 2012 - 10:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that the most newly evangelized parts of the world now have to pass on the gift of Jesus Christ which they have recently received.

Iraqi archbishop: make Christian survival focus of papal meeting

Sep 7, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Iraqi Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk has asked the Catholic patriarchs and bishops of the Middle East to speak with Pope Benedict XVI about their fears that the survival of Christianity in the region is at risk.

Pope calls on lay Africans to evangelize their continent

Sep 7, 2012 - 02:30 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has called upon lay Catholics to evangelize Africa, the “continent of hope.”

'Whole life' Catholic Democrat argues Obama is pro-life

Sep 7, 2012 - 12:13 am .- A former congresswoman known for being a prominent pro-life Democrat has advised fellow party members to tell Catholics that President Obama is a pro-life candidate.

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