Archive of March 22, 2011

Vatican official at UN decries 'attacks' on Catholic beliefs

Mar 22, 2011 - 04:58 pm .- A Vatican representative to the United Nations spoke out today against “attacks” on freedom of conscience and religion, directed against Catholics and others who hold traditional beliefs about sexual morality and human nature.

Nearly 40,000 in Peru march for life

Mar 22, 2011 - 02:04 pm .- Some 40,000 Peruvians took part in a march commemorating the Day of the Unborn Child on March 19 in the northwestern province of Piura.

Pope Benedict chooses two bishops for Detroit archdiocese

Mar 22, 2011 - 12:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has named two Michigan priests as auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Police response to firebomb attack on pro-life demonstrator criticized

Mar 22, 2011 - 06:51 am .- The “tepid” and “rude” police response to a firebomb attack on a pro-life demonstrator outside a Kalispell, Montana abortion clinic merits disciplinary action, the head of a Catholic legal group said.

Doctors hope treatment will give Baby Joseph the gift of more time

Mar 22, 2011 - 06:26 am .- Doctors who performed a recent procedure on a terminally ill 13 month-old expressed hope that the treatment will provide the baby's family with the “gift of a few more months together.”

Franciscan guardians of Holy Land shrines launch new website

Mar 22, 2011 - 03:16 am .- The Franciscans in the Holy Land, who've been charged by the Vatican with preserving Catholic sanctuaries in the area throughout the last 800 years, have launched a new website offering more information about the sacred sites as well as pilgrimages to the region.

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