Archive of March 18, 2011

Priest urges Cubans to have hope

Mar 18, 2011 - 05:58 pm .- Fr. Jose Conrado Rodriguez Alegre, pastor of the Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Santiago, Cuba, stated in a March 14 interview that the problems in the country must be resolved peacefully.

Family group launches petition to nullify same-sex 'marriage' in Argentina

Mar 18, 2011 - 02:58 pm .- The Federal Network of Families in Argentina recently launched a petition calling on legislators to nullify the country's law on same-sex “marriage.”

European court says crucifixes can remain in Italian schools (Updated)

Mar 18, 2011 - 12:08 pm .- The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Italian public schools can continue to display crucifixes in classrooms, providing a final resolution to a case that had sparked concern about aggressive secularism on the continent.

Pope's speech will conclude first session of Catholic-atheist dialogue

Mar 18, 2011 - 11:04 am .- Representatives of the Pontifical Council for Culture have confirmed that they will begin the Church's official dialogue with atheists and agnostics in Paris on March 24 and 25. The session will conclude with a broadcast address by Pope Benedict XVI.

NYC mayor signs bill placing demands on pregnancy centers

Mar 18, 2011 - 06:18 am .- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill that places new demands on crisis pregnancy centers, despite two recent federal rulings that called its constitutionality into question.

Japanese Church officials survey damage, plan response to quake

Mar 18, 2011 - 03:23 am .- Officials of the Catholic relief agency Caritas Japan have met with clergy of the Diocese of Sendai to discuss plans for relief and rehabilitation work in an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Relevant Radio expands news program with award-winning journalist

Mar 18, 2011 - 01:29 am .- The Catholic media initiative Relevant Radio recently announced the expansion of its news commentary program, featuring Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Sheila Liaugminas.

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