Archive of February 22, 2011

Catholics defend Cathedral of Lima against gay provocation with prayer

Feb 22, 2011 - 06:51 pm .- On Saturday, Feb. 19, hundreds of Peruvian Catholics gathered at the entrance to the Cathedral of Lima to pray a Rosary for Peace in response to a “Kiss-in Against Homophobia” organized by a small group of homosexuals and lesbians just a few yards away from the church.

Live Action president responds to controversy over group's tactics

Feb 22, 2011 - 03:09 pm .- Lila Rose, president of the pro-life activist group Live Action, has issued a new statement responding to ethical concerns from several top theologians and philosophers about her group's work.

Baptism frees man from materialism, selfishness, says Pope in Lenten message

Feb 22, 2011 - 01:33 pm .- In his 2011 message for Lent, Pope Benedict emphasized that Baptism releases men and women from the “burden” of materialism and self-centeredness and enables them to participate more deeply in the Church's reflection on the death and resurrection of Christ.

Bishop of Green Bay ends moratorium on CCHD collection

Feb 22, 2011 - 05:59 am .- Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay has announced the end of a moratorium on local collections for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development because of policy changes aimed at preventing grants to groups whose actions contradict Catholic teaching.

Bishop of Tunis fears murder of priest signifies growing Islamic extremism

Feb 22, 2011 - 03:20 am .- A Catholic bishop in Tunisia expressed fear of growing Islamic extremism in the area after a 34 year-old Polish missionary priest was found brutally killed on Feb. 18.

UC Davis withdraws religious discrimination description after Christian group protests

Feb 22, 2011 - 01:10 am .- After protests from a student group, the University of California at Davis has withdrawn a school policy that implied Christians were the only perpetrators of “religious discrimination” in the U.S.

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