Archive of November 12, 2012

Papal nuncio: Catholic division undermines religious freedom

Nov 12, 2012 - 07:08 pm .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has told the University of Notre Dame that there is a concrete “menace” to religious liberty in the U.S. that is advancing in part because some influential Catholic public figures and university professors are allied with those opposed to Church teaching.

Pope Benedict brings joy to 'peers' at elderly home

Nov 12, 2012 - 06:02 pm .- Pope Benedict visited fellow seniors at a home for the aged in Rome on Nov. 12, speaking to their needs and reminding all of them of the special role they play in this “time of sunset.”

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

Nov 12, 2012 - 03:54 pm .- In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious liberty from the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which cannot be lived with as it stands.

Pope creates academy to promote knowledge of Latin

Nov 12, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- The Pope is launching a new Pontifical Academy for Latin to help priests and academics deepen their knowledge and ability with the language.

Cardinal Dolan calls bishops to conversion at annual meeting

Nov 12, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- The mission of evangelization, which is critical to the calling of every bishop, must begin with penance and interior renewal, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops' conference.

Cuban dissident calls on EU for human rights support

Nov 12, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- A leading Cuban dissident says the European Union should be firmer in demanding the Castro regime respect human rights on the island, including free elections.

Bloggers see opportunity in social media for Catholic Church

Nov 12, 2012 - 10:49 am .- The rapidly developing world of social media provides new and critically important venues for Church leaders to reach out and connect with people in a digital way, according to panelists at a Nov. 11 dialogue.

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