Archive of December 7, 2012

Bishop Rhoades hopeful about Notre Dame's new student organization

Dec 7, 2012 - 05:27 pm .- Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is optimistic about the newly-established GLBTQ student organization at the University of Notre Dame, but he is also underscoring the importance of it being faithful to Catholic teaching on sexuality.

Family advocates pleased Supreme Court will hear marriage cases

Dec 7, 2012 - 04:13 pm .- Supporters of marriage and family welcomed the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review both state and federal cases about the definition of marriage in the coming months.

Cuba dictatorship an embarrassment, Spanish politician says

Dec 7, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The president of the People's Party in Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, called on Spaniards to commit to the democratization of Cuba and “take on” the dictatorship of the Castro brothers.

Supreme Court to hear marriage cases on DOMA, Prop 8

Dec 7, 2012 - 02:07 pm .- In a move that could have wide-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear two cases involving the redefinition of marriage next year.

World Youth Day cross, Mary icon arrive in Uruguay

Dec 7, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The two symbols of World Youth Day, the pilgrim cross and the icon of the Virgin Mary, will tour the country of Uruguay Dec. 8-13 as part of preparations for the event in Rio de Janeiro next summer.

Pope taps secretary to head papal household, after Vatileaks

Dec 7, 2012 - 09:23 am .- Pope Benedict XVI named his private secretary as the new head of the papal household, an important post because it carries the responsibility of coordinating the pontiff’s schedule and deciding who is able to meet with him.

Criticisms of Bishop Finn described as misleading, dishonest

Dec 7, 2012 - 04:08 am .- Calls for the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph that have gained media attention are exaggerated and do not depict the real situation in the diocese, according to local Catholics.

Catholic agencies work to help Philippines typhoon victims

Dec 7, 2012 - 02:00 am .- Catholic relief agencies are working to help the victims of Typhoon Bopha, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year.

Bishops building movement for life, marriage and religious freedom

Dec 7, 2012 - 12:21 am .- The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and prayer for a renewed culture of life, marriage and religious freedom.

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