Archive of October 2, 2012

Anti-Christian graffiti hits Franciscan convent in Jerusalem

Oct 2, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Vandals sprayed graffiti insulting to Jesus on the walls of a Franciscan convent on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, echoing a similar attack last month and drawing renewed condemnation from Catholic leaders.

Pope to examine social networks as portals of faith

Oct 2, 2012 - 04:18 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will release a message in January 2013 that will examine the promise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter as “new spaces of evangelization” and “portals of truth and faith.”

Pro-life leaders urge veto of Buenos Aires abortion law

Oct 2, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- Pro-life leaders in Argentina are encouraging the governor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, to veto a law legalizing abortion in the province which was passed on Sept. 28.

Pope's butler pleads innocent in document theft

Oct 2, 2012 - 11:48 am .- Despite his confession to Vatican police, papal butler Paolo Gabriele has said he is innocent of stealing Pope Benedict XVI’s private correspondence but he feels “guilty of having betrayed the trust of the Holy Father.”

Catholic students spark controversy over IVF support

Oct 2, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Students at Loyola Law School have drawn criticism over writing a legal brief in support of Costa Rica legalizing in-vitro fertilization, a practice condemned by the Church.

EWTN novena begins with homily on spiritual aspect of religious freedom fight

Oct 2, 2012 - 03:14 am .- Bishop-designate James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. began a novena to the Virgin Mary for religious freedom in the U.S. on Saturday by stressing the “heavenly and angelic battle” against sin, not against Americans’ fellow citizens.

Mo. business appealing ruling against its HHS mandate lawsuit

Oct 2, 2012 - 02:18 am .- A federal district court in Missouri has dismissed a Catholic businessman’s lawsuit that contends that the HHS mandate violates his religious freedom, but his lawyers say the decision is so flawed that it takes a position more extreme than the Obama administration and will not stand on appeal.

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