Archive of September 27, 2012

Canon lawyer: German Church tax dispute needs more reflection

Sep 27, 2012 - 04:24 pm .- A leading canon lawyer has called for further reflection on the German Church’s decision to refuse the sacraments and Christian burial to Catholics who do not pay the country’s Church tax.

Video shows Cuban government harassing women dissidents

Sep 27, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Cuban dissident group Women in White has denounced state police for harassing them as they were trying to leave their offices on Sept. 24 to attend Mass in honor of Our Lady of Mercies.

Pope's former butler could face four years in prison

Sep 27, 2012 - 03:35 pm .- The trial of Pope Benedict's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, will begin Sept. 29 as he faces up to four years in prison for stealing confidential documents.

Pope to Catholic politicians: seek the common good

Sep 27, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- At the end of his general audience on Sept. 26, Pope Benedict called on Catholic politicians to work for the common good in accordance with Church teaching.

Ivory smuggling charge against priest reveals abuse investigation

Sep 27, 2012 - 10:50 am .- A National Geographic story on ivory smuggling has renewed focus on a prominent Philippines priest accused of sexual abuse in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Book busts myths about Church teaching on hot topics

Sep 27, 2012 - 04:23 am .- Dr. Christopher Kaczor's new book addresses some of the most widely-held myths about the Catholic Church and its teachings, tackling sensitive topics like homosexuality and the abuse scandal.

Bishop Paprocki warns of 'intrinsic evils' in Democratic platform

Sep 27, 2012 - 02:11 am .- Drawing particular attention to the Democratic Party platform’s support for “intrinsic evils” like abortion and “same-sex marriage,” Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill. has said Catholics need to “think and pray very carefully” about their votes in the upcoming election.

US bishops urge Catholic participation in Respect Life Month

Sep 27, 2012 - 12:04 am .- The U.S. bishops' chairman on pro-life issues invited Catholics to commemorate the forty-first annual Respect Life Month through prayer, education and advocacy.

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