Archive of December 5, 2012

Peruvian priests lauded for work with gang members, poor

Dec 5, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Radio Programas del Peru, the largest radio network in the country, has chosen two priests to receive its annual award for their work in “inspiring the country.”

Catholic charity groups welcome Pope's call for fidelity

Dec 5, 2012 - 03:40 pm .- Leaders of Catholic charities in the U.S. reaffirmed Pope Benedict's recent message on the need to remain firmly rooted in the Gospel and Catholic identity while reaching out to serve those in need.

Pope makes second appeal for Congo as situation worsens

Dec 5, 2012 - 01:38 pm .- The Pope has repeated his plea for international humanitarian aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo just two months after his last appeal for the country.

Vatican office to launch Pope smartphone app

Dec 5, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, announced that his office is designing a new app on Pope Benedict for smartphones.

Pope: Advent is time to focus on God's loving plan

Dec 5, 2012 - 10:31 am .- As the Church celebrates the season of Advent, Pope Benedict said that Catholics should remember “God is present” and recall his “plan of loving goodness.”

Judge blocks Calif. 'gay therapy' law over free speech concerns

Dec 5, 2012 - 04:02 am .- A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law that bars therapy to change the behaviors or orientations of those with same-sex attractions under 18, ruling that a lawsuit against it will likely succeed on free speech grounds.

Duchess of Cambridge's illness could save lives, author says

Dec 5, 2012 - 02:19 am .- The Duchess of Cambridge’s stay in the hospital for severe morning sickness could help other women avoid aborting their children, according to author Ashli McCall, who has experience with the condition.

Archbishop Flynn says retired religious 'need our help'

Dec 5, 2012 - 12:30 am .- Archbishop Harry J. Flynn has called on U.S. Catholics to help support retired religious brothers and sisters, voicing his deep appreciation for “the sacrifices that they have made in order to serve God’s people in our country.”

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