Archive of February 8, 2011

Diocese of Rome launches JP II beatification website

Feb 8, 2011 - 07:15 pm .- The Diocese of Rome launched a new website in honor of the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1.

Secularism should motivate Christians to evangelize, says Spanish archbishop

Feb 8, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- Archbishop Juan Jose Asenjo of Sevilla, Spain said the attack of secularism should motivate Christians to “proclaim Jesus Christ in word and deed, in order to further evangelization.”

Cardinal calls for pro-family policies in Peru

Feb 8, 2011 - 01:10 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani called on the Peruvian government to implement policies that promote family stability.

Archbishop Gomez reminds Catholic business leaders Christ was an immigrant

Feb 8, 2011 - 12:20 pm .- Immigration is a “religious and spiritual issue” as much as it is a matter of politics and economics, Los Angeles Coadjutor Archbishop José H. Gomez told Catholic business leaders Feb. 3.

Refusal to air John 3:16 Super Bowl ad censored Jesus, media watchdog says

Feb 8, 2011 - 05:43 am .- The Fox Broadcasting Company’s refusal to air a Super Bowl commercial which encouraged the reading of the Bible verse John 3:16 “censored” Jesus Christ while ignoring objectionable material, Media Research Center president L. Brent Bozell III said.

Philippines bishops rally Catholics against 'reproductive health' bill

Feb 8, 2011 - 02:49 am .- Church leaders in the Philippines are leading the outcry against the the country's proposed and highly controversial Reproductive Health Bill which would attempt to control population growth through widespread distribution of contraceptives and compulsory sex education in schools.

EU calendar publishers reverse course, will include Christian holidays

Feb 8, 2011 - 01:13 am .- A European Union-published school calendar made a “regrettable omission” in excluding Christian religious holidays, the publisher announced. It has sent out corrections to all teachers who have ordered the edition.

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