Archive of October 13, 2011

Administration drops Catholic humanitarian work that provoked ACLU

Oct 13, 2011 - 08:06 pm .- The Obama administration has cut funding for the U.S. bishops' campaign against human trafficking, which had been challenged by the ACLU for avoiding contraception and abortion.

Pope to celebrate Latin American countries' independence

Oct 13, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will commemorate the bicentennials of countries in Latin America with a special Mass at the St. Peter’s Basilica on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of Latin America.  

Antonio Gaspari named Zenit’s new editorial coordinator

Oct 13, 2011 - 04:25 pm .- Following the resignation of its director and six editors, the international Catholic news agency Zenit has announced that Italian journalist Antonio Gaspari will be its new editorial coordinator.

In the face of the storm, Pope Benedict stood strong

Oct 13, 2011 - 03:08 pm .- As thunder, lightning and wind whipped through the World Youth Day prayer vigil this past August, Pope Benedict XVI was advised to leave the event three times. But he insisted that if the young people stayed, then he would too.

Support grows as condemned Iranian pastor awaits sentence

Oct 13, 2011 - 12:10 pm .- A Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization has clarified that the life of Iranian Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani remains in the hands of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

LA archbishop charts missionary course for Hispanic theology's future

Oct 13, 2011 - 06:25 am .- Hispanic Catholic theology and ministry should work to recover the “sense of wonder and mystery” that the first missionaries to America experienced, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said Oct. 11.

Maryland Episcopal parish becomes Catholic, hopes for ordinariate

Oct 13, 2011 - 03:02 am .- Mark W. Lewis, rector of a small, formerly Episcopal parish in Bladensburg, Maryland, says the Holy Spirit guided the community’s decision “to accept the Holy Father’s offer” to enter the Catholic Church.

NFL: Super Bowl halftime show will be ‘appropriate’

Oct 13, 2011 - 01:42 am .- After rumors that the controversial pop singer Madonna was under consideration to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, the National Football League has assured fans that its Super Bowl shows will be “appropriate for our audience.”

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