Archive of March 10, 2011

Pope Benedict urges wholehearted conversion during Lent

Mar 10, 2011 - 07:26 pm .- All are called by God to return to him with their “whole heart,” said Pope Benedict XVI at a special celebration for Ash Wednesday.

House legal panel votes to defend traditional marriage law

Mar 10, 2011 - 05:19 pm .- The House of Representatives has determined that its legal counsel will support the Defense of Marriage Act against legal challenges, following the Obama administration's announcement that it now regards the law as unconstitutional.

Vatican meeting seeks to promote culture, economy in 'new world' of Asia

Mar 10, 2011 - 03:29 pm .- Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and the Pontifical Council for Culture are looking to the “new world” in Asia and other emerging nations for a greater understanding of how to build solidarity and cooperation to better confront the important issues of the day.

Singers release CD to benefit Cuban exiles

Mar 10, 2011 - 01:58 pm .- Thirty Spanish and Cuban singers including Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Montaner and Willy Chirino, have released a new album to raise funds for the International Committee in Support of the Varela Project.

Philosopher's new book appeals to reason alone to make pro-life case

Mar 10, 2011 - 05:26 am .- Dr. Christopher Kaczor's latest book argues against abortion through reason alone, without reference to the author's Catholic faith. But his inspiration in writing the book came from a canonized saint.

Scholars praise Pope’s new book for promoting biblical studies renewal

Mar 10, 2011 - 03:01 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s new book “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week” addresses misunderstandings about Jesus and helps renew the study of the Bible, a panel of scholars said at a March 9 preview event.

Asia Bibi fears she's next, after Pakistani minister’s slaying

Mar 10, 2011 - 01:34 am .- Speaking from her prison cell, Asia Bibi has voiced her “pain and concern” following the assassination of Minister Shahbaz Bhatti in Pakistan.