Archive of October 19, 2012

Soviet propaganda posters show importance of religious freedom

Oct 19, 2012 - 05:43 pm .- Some 40 Soviet propaganda posters against Christianity will soon be displayed at Denver’s Catholic cathedral as part of an exhibit dedicated to religious liberty.

Miami archdiocese sues over 'real threat' from HHS mandate

Oct 19, 2012 - 03:19 pm .- The Archdiocese of Miami and two other Catholic entities filed a lawsuit today against the HHS mandate, adding to the dozens of lawsuits already filed in the matter.

Vatican condemns Beirut car bomb attack

Oct 19, 2012 - 01:13 pm .- The Vatican’s spokesman is condemning the car bomb attack in Beirut which killed a leading Lebanese security official and seven other people while wounding dozens.

Al Smith dinner includes religious freedom references amid humor

Oct 19, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- An annual Catholic fundraising dinner with both major presidential candidates provided a night of laughter, as well as reminders of the Church’s battle to defend its religious freedom against the federal contraception mandate.

Spanish youths attack Catholic school, threaten to burn priests alive

Oct 19, 2012 - 10:40 am .- A group of young people shouting, “Where are the priests? We’re going to burn them at the stake,” attacked the Mary Help of Christians Salesian School in Merida, Spain, leaving one teacher wounded.

Pro-life activist encourages witnessing in difficult situations

Oct 19, 2012 - 04:24 am .- Witnessing to the Catholic faith can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the situation, but they all must be founded on authenticity, love and prayer, pro-life advocate Jeanne Monahan said in a talk for Theology on Tap.

Exit poll reductions not likely to lessen Catholic vote impact

Oct 19, 2012 - 01:56 am .- A decision to reduce the number of states included in exit polls after the 2012 presidential election is not expected to detract from the importance attached to the Catholic vote or future efforts by candidates to attract Catholics as a group.

LA archbishop thinks best ways to reach youth are often old ones

Oct 19, 2012 - 12:02 am .- The New Evangelization needs to reach out to young people using every means available, new and old, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles says.

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