Archive of January 18, 2013

US states' pro-life legislation in 2012 deemed historic

Jan 18, 2013 - 05:10 pm .- A new report finding “significant victories for life” in state-level legislation during 2012 has left a leading U.S. pro-life group hopeful about the coming year.

Colombian bishop indignant over murder of priest

Jan 18, 2013 - 04:16 pm .- Bishop Jose Roberto Ospina Leongomez of Buga, Colombia expressed sadness and indignation over the recent murder of one of the priests of his diocese.

Priest's arrest on meth charges shocks Conn. diocese

Jan 18, 2013 - 03:51 pm .- The arrest of suspended priest Monsignor Kevin Wallin on six drug charges involving methamphetamine has caused “shock and concern” in the Diocese of Bridgeport, where he once served as pastor of the cathedral parish.

New Coptic Catholic leader receives Pope's approval

Jan 18, 2013 - 03:00 pm .-  Pope Benedict XVI approved Bishop Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak as the new Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts in Egypt, granting him "ecclesiastical communion.''

Cardinal: If Lefebvre had seen proper Mass, he may not have split

Jan 18, 2013 - 01:09 pm .- According to a Spanish cardinal, the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X once said that if the group's leader had seen the Mass celebrated properly, he may not have broken off from the Church.

New journalism program launched amid Pope's Twitter success

Jan 18, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- A pontifical university in Rome is launching a new digital journalism program on Feb. 14 as widespread response to Pope Benedict's Twitter account continues.

Christ's beauty overcomes evil, archbishop says at Aurora theater

Jan 18, 2013 - 10:23 am .- At the reopening of the Aurora theater where a gunman took 12 lives last July, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said the darkness of evil cannot overcome the light and beauty of Christ.

Possible Vatican ambassador picks draw concern

Jan 18, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Amid speculation over the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, concerns have been raised about the possibility of appointing individuals known for criticizing the views of the bishops.

Denver Catholics prayerfully mark 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jan 18, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Archbishop Samuel Aquila of the Denver archdiocese will lead local Catholics in remembering the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout America with a Respect Life Mass this Sunday.

Colo. civil unions bill could endanger Catholic child services

Jan 18, 2013 - 12:02 am .- A new version of a proposed Colorado civil unions bill has dropped provisions that protect agencies from being forced to place children with same-sex and unmarried opposite-sex couples – a change that could put at risk Catholic Charities' adoption and foster care services in the state.

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