Archive of April 5, 2013

Catholics rally behind DC priest amid controversy

Apr 5, 2013 - 06:10 pm .- Students and parishioners are speaking up for a Catholic priest after two gay students at George Washington University said they want him removed for supporting the Church's stance on homosexual behavior.

Ecuador archdiocese to host prayer day for life and family

Apr 5, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- The Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Quito has invited Catholics to take part in a day of prayer for life and marriage in the Ecuadoran capital.

Critics slam drastic widening of morning-after pill access

Apr 5, 2013 - 03:11 pm .- A federal judge's order to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription to people of any age has drawn sharp criticism and concern from public figures throughout the country.

Venezuelan Cardinal encourages free and courageous vote

Apr 5, 2013 - 12:17 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas, Venezuela and his auxiliary bishops are encouraging Venezuelans to vote freely, courageously and based on their conscience in the upcoming presidential election.

Pope's actions have clear Ignatian roots, Jesuit notes at digital debut

Apr 5, 2013 - 10:14 am .- At the launch of its first digital publication, the director of a prominent Jesuit Catholic magazine said the Pope’s actions “clearly show” his Jesuit roots.

Pope Francis confirms strong stance against clerical abuse

Apr 5, 2013 - 06:49 am .- Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican process established by Benedict XVI for handling instances of sexual abuse by priests.

Despite threat, lawyer thinks Miami nuns can continue outreach

Apr 5, 2013 - 04:04 am .- After the City of Miami issued a violation to the Missionaries of Charity for “operating a business without a license,” a lawyer providing legal support said he is confident the city will withdraw the notice.

Anglican archbishop lands massive prize for peace efforts

Apr 5, 2013 - 02:05 am .- South African apartheid fighter Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize in recognition of the Anglican churchman's work in advancing global peace.

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations day to focus on hope

Apr 5, 2013 - 12:06 am .- As the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations draws near, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared resources emphasizing the hope that religious vocations offer to the world.

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