Archive of April 4, 2011

Archbishop Chaput praises defeat of Colorado civil unions bill

Apr 4, 2011 - 07:28 pm .- Colorado legislators who killed a civil unions bill “did the right thing” and deserve voters’ thanks, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver said. He warned that the proposal would increase pressure for “gay marriage” and will likely return “whether Coloradans like it or not.”

Cardinal urges end to 'priestly ministry' crisis

Apr 4, 2011 - 05:58 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid, Spain called priests to make frequent confessions in order to end “the crisis in priestly ministry.”

Oct. 27 set as date of Assisi gathering for world peace

Apr 4, 2011 - 05:47 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will call people of goodwill to join him in working for peace during a "day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world" to be held in Assisi on Oct. 27.

New pro-life news source aims for cultural impact

Apr 4, 2011 - 02:49 pm .- Heroic Media, a faith-based company that promotes alternatives to abortion through mass media, has launched an online news portal at The initiative is aimed at making a broad cultural impact, complementing its current outreach to women in crisis pregnancies.

Priests not immune from the devil, cardinal warns

Apr 4, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- Vatican Cardinal Jorge Medina recently reminded Catholics that priests are not immune from the devil's works.

Pope approves new ‘blesseds’ from Spanish Civil War, French Revolution

Apr 4, 2011 - 01:41 pm .- Twenty-two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and a priest beheaded during the French Revolution will be declared “blessed” by the Church in coming months.

Report: Pope removes Congo bishop for serious mismanagement

Apr 4, 2011 - 12:32 pm .- A French Catholic media outlet is reporting that the Vatican stripped a bishop in Congo of his diocese because of “grave management problems” and "strong tensions" within his diocese.