Archive of October 4, 2011

US Catholic bishops say 2007 voting document was misused

Oct 4, 2011 - 06:26 pm .- With the campaign for the 2012 presidential race gaining speed, the U.S. Catholic bishops are saying that their 2007 statement on the political responsibilities of Catholics must not be misused or distorted to justify supporting candidates whose stances on fundamental issues make them unfit for office.

Seattle archbishop emphasizes Christian service at DC Red Mass

Oct 4, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, Wash. explained at a Mass for public servants that Christ’s love is what “sets the standard for every life of humble service.”

Pius X leader gives cool reaction to Vatican peace offering

Oct 4, 2011 - 03:01 pm .- A senior figure in the breakaway traditionalist group, the Society of St. Pius X, says it could be “very, very difficult” for the Vatican and the Society to agree on terms for reconciliation.

Vatican daily criticizes BBC for 'erasing Christ from history'

Oct 4, 2011 - 01:56 pm .- The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano has criticized a decision by the BBC television network to drop its usage of the designations “A.D.” and “B.C.”

Iranian pastor’s life still in jeopardy

Oct 4, 2011 - 10:50 am .- Iranian Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani still faces imminent execution, though officials no longer say he is charged with apostasy.

Report: Facebook, Google, Apple censor religious speech

Oct 4, 2011 - 06:15 am .- Major internet media platforms and service providers have policies that hinder Christian evangelization and censor speech on controversial issues of the day like abortion and marriage, a new report says.

Archbishop calls Catholics to support Holy Land Christians

Oct 4, 2011 - 03:05 am .- Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien is calling upon Catholics to give renewed support to Christians in the Holy Land.

Fathers for Good launches Respect Life Month resources

Oct 4, 2011 - 01:35 am .- The pro-family group Fathers for Good is announcing the launch of online resources for Catholics as the U.S. Church gears up to celebrate Respect Life Month in October.

Minnesota Catholic leaders say ‘gay marriage’ group is misleading

Oct 4, 2011 - 12:22 am .- A self-described Catholic group advocating “marriage equality” in Minnesota is misleading Catholics and others about the nature of marriage and is not recognized by the Church, according to church leaders in the state.

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