Archive of April 1, 2011

Vatican official: Attacks on the family must be met with Christian testimony

Apr 1, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- Vatican Cardinal Antonio Canizares recently emphasized that the “public testimony of Christian families is very important” for responding to the “ferocious” attacks on the institution.

Vatican fully adopts new anti-money laundering measures

Apr 1, 2011 - 05:35 pm .- New laws to prevent possible money laundering and terrorism financing from being channeled through the Vatican went into force on April 1.

EWTN says pulling Fr. Corapi programs respected Church authority

Apr 1, 2011 - 04:11 pm .- The Eternal Word Television Network said its decision to halt programming by the popular speaker Fr. John Corapi followed the lead of legitimate Church authority.

Mexican cardinal laments suicide increase

Apr 1, 2011 - 01:53 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City expressed sadness over the increase in the number of suicides in the country.

New Ukrainian Catholic leader to combat secularism with alliances

Apr 1, 2011 - 12:34 pm .- The 40-year old bishop newly elected to lead the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has ambitious plans to resist growing secularism in his country, drawing on help from Rome and a "strategic alliance" with the Orthodox Churches.

Archbishop Gomez talks basketball with LA Lakers

Apr 1, 2011 - 06:10 am .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani and Archbishop Jose Gomez visited the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice session on March 30, meeting with the team and talking basketball with the players.

Catholic manga company's new comic tells story of Pope Benedict

Apr 1, 2011 - 03:23 am .- Manga Hero, a California company that produces Japanese-style comics with Catholic themes, will offer World Youth Day attendees a special comic about the life and papacy of Pope Benedict XVI, called “Habemus Papam!”

Arizona becomes first state to ban race-based abortions

Apr 1, 2011 - 01:17 am .- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation to ban abortions based on the race or sex of the unborn child or based on the race of a parent.

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