Archive of September 11, 2012

Vatican says Pope's trip to Lebanon was never in doubt

Sep 11, 2012 - 06:02 pm .- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict's apostolic visit to Lebanon Sept. 14-16 was never second-guessed, despite the civil war in neighboring Syria causing instability in the Middle East.

Archbishop Chaput urges end to capital punishment

Sep 11, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Ahead of the possible execution of three convicts on Pennsylvania’s death row, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has called for an end to the death penalty.

Nation's leaders commemorate 9/11 with prayers

Sep 11, 2012 - 11:26 am .- On the eleventh anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks the U.S. has seen, Church leaders and political figures remembered those who lost their lives and offered prayers for the nation's future.

New Vatican recruit to help improve financial transparency

Sep 11, 2012 - 10:34 am .- The Vatican has appointed a renowned Swiss lawyer to help it meet international standards of financial transparency, after a largely positive report by the European body that monitors such issues.

Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God

Sep 11, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Members of the Catholic clergy from around the United States hiked 100 miles of an ancient pilgrimage this summer, relying on God to give them strength to endure suffering along the way.

Abortion rhetoric at DNC criticized for failure to respect women

Sep 11, 2012 - 02:02 am .- Through the use of degrading language and extreme claims, speakers at the Democratic National Convention failed to respect women, said a senior policy adviser for The Catholic Association.  

New cathedral consecrated for post-Soviet Kazakhstan

Sep 11, 2012 - 12:00 am .- The Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima was consecrated in the city of Karaganda in Kazakhstan on Sunday, marking the rise of Christianity in a region that once hosted camps for victims of Soviet persecution.

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