Archive of October 5, 2012

Catholic group flunks Obama on religious liberty

Oct 5, 2012 - 08:04 pm .- Religious liberty advocacy group the Catholic Association released a voter guide on Oct. 4 that gives a failing grade to President Obama on seven key religious freedom issues.

Plenary indulgence announced for the Year of Faith

Oct 5, 2012 - 06:05 pm .- The Holy See announced Oct. 5 that Pope Benedict XVI has granted a plenary indulgence for the Year of Faith, which will last from Oct. 11, 2012 to Nov. 24, 2013.

Archbishop Muller stresses hope as SSPX talks hit impasse

Oct 5, 2012 - 04:50 pm .- The Vatican's doctrine head says hope must be maintained for full communion between the Society of St. Pius X and the Catholic Church, despite his telling a German radio network that talks with the society are off for now.

Petition to end abortion in Spain draws 100,000 signatures

Oct 5, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- Accompanied by a group of children, a local pro-life leader delivered a petition signed by 100,000 people to the Ministry of Justice calling for the end of abortion in Spain.

Evangelization synod will be fueled by prayer

Oct 5, 2012 - 10:43 am .- A spirit of prayer will inspire the work of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops as it aims to create a roadmap for a new evangelization of historically Christian countries.

Rockville Centre diocese converts newspaper to monthly magazine

Oct 5, 2012 - 04:28 am .- Facing financial challenges, New York’s Diocese of Rockville Centre is converting its weekly newspaper The Long Island Catholic into a subscription-based monthly magazine, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre announced Oct. 2.

Indiana priest missing in Greece after warning family

Oct 5, 2012 - 02:07 am .- The family of Indiana priest Father Christiaan Kappes and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis are concerned about his apparent disappearance in Greece.

'Pro-choice terrorist' sentenced for death threats against pro-lifers

Oct 5, 2012 - 12:42 am .- A self-described “pro-choice terrorist” on Wednesday was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his 2010 internet death threats against pro-life leaders like Fr. Frank Pavone and Princeton University law professor Robert P. George.

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