Archive of October 14, 2011

Mixed reaction to proposed British monarchy law reform

Oct 14, 2011 - 08:11 pm .- The Catholic Church in the United Kingdom is giving a mixed reaction to plans to reform the centuries old law that prevents the British monarch from being Catholic or marrying a Catholic.

Colombian Senate sinks constitutional effort to protect unborn

Oct 14, 2011 - 06:43 pm .- Despite millions of Colombians supporting the measure, a Senate committee in Colombia axed a proposal that aimed to protect unborn babies from abortion through a constitutional amendment. 

Fr. Pavone refuses meeting with Bishop Zurek, requests mediator

Oct 14, 2011 - 05:31 pm .- The Diocese of Amarillo confirmed to CNA that despite an invitation from Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, Fr. Frank Pavone did not meet with him on Oct. 13 and has instead asked for mediation.

Pope praises St. Ambrose at meeting with Italian regulators

Oct 14, 2011 - 04:05 pm .- During a meeting today with Italy’s provincial regulators, Pope Benedict XVI held up the 4th-century governor-turned-bishop, St. Ambrose of Milan, as a model of a just administrator.

Gov. Perry praised for dissociating from anti-Catholic pastor

Oct 14, 2011 - 02:12 pm .- Catholic League president Bill Donohoe praised Texas Gov. Rick Perry for distancing himself from Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress and his controversial remarks on Catholicism and other religions.

Catholic organizations protest contraception mandate with ad in DC papers

Oct 14, 2011 - 12:32 pm .- The leaders of 20 national Catholic organizations are objecting to the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent “preventive services” mandate with an ad placed in two D.C.-area newspapers. They insist that the requirements would harm both Catholic institutions and society as a whole.

Vatican stem cell endeavor with US company in full swing

Oct 14, 2011 - 06:14 am .- The Vatican's adult stem cell venture with a U.S. biopharmecutical firm continues to gain momentum since the partnership between the two was announced in June.

Ignatius Press moves monthly magazines exclusively online

Oct 14, 2011 - 03:52 am .- The magazines Catholic World Report and Homiletic & Pastoral Review will be published exclusively online starting in January 2012, Ignatius Press has announced.

Possible arson destroys Malawi bishops’ headquarters

Oct 14, 2011 - 01:46 am .- An arsonist may have started a fire that destroyed the offices of the Malawi Catholic bishops’ conference.

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