Archive of March 4, 2011

Ann Arbor Dominicans withdraw plans to purchase JP II Cultural Center

Mar 4, 2011 - 04:39 pm .- The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist announced March 3 that they are no longer planning to purchase the John Paul II Cultural Center in D.C., citing a lack of funds.

Catholic university to mark Pope Benedict's 60 years in priesthood

Mar 4, 2011 - 04:05 pm .- The San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia, Spain will host a worldwide congress Oct. 26-30 to honor Pope Benedict XVI on the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Colombian senator proposes amendment to prohibit abortion

Mar 4, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- A Colombian senator recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would raise “an absolute and complete barrier” against abortion in the country.

Vatican synod aims to rediscover 'original enthusiasm' of following Christ

Mar 4, 2011 - 10:46 am .- The newly-released outline for 2012's Synod on the New Evangelization speaks of the Church's need to rediscover its “original enthusiasm” – by emphasizing society's need for God, and the possibility of a personal encounter with Christ.

Weak faith cannot compete with modern 'idolatry,' Denver archbishop warns

Mar 4, 2011 - 12:09 pm .- Addressing a gathering of European church officials on March 4,  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver warned that many contemporary Christians have reduced their faith to a convenient “form of paganism,” which cannot compete with the widespread “idolatry” of modern consumer culture.

South Dakota passes bill requiring 72 hour wait for abortions

Mar 4, 2011 - 05:57 am .- South Dakota's Senate voted on March 2 to pass legislation requiring women to wait 72 hours and be provided counseling before undergoing an abortion.

Knights of Columbus opening new facility for Haitian amputees

Mar 4, 2011 - 02:32 am .- On March 5, the Knights of Columbus will unveil their latest effort to help Haitian children injured in last year's earthquake, with the opening of a state-of-the-art prosthetics and rehabilitation center.

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