Archive of October 18, 2011

US bishops urge Obama to defend religious minorities in Egypt

Oct 18, 2011 - 07:02 pm .- Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is pressing the Obama administration to protect the rights of religious minorities in Egypt and around the world.

Vatican laments violence at Occupy Wall Street protests in Rome

Oct 18, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- The director of the Vatican press office, Father Federico Lombardi, denounced the violence that characterized the recent Occupy Wall Street-inspired protests in Rome. During the event, a large crucifix and a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes were destroyed.

Quotes without God on MLK memorial spark controversy

Oct 18, 2011 - 03:08 pm .- A new memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. is drawing the attention of those who say that it disregards the civil rights leader’s deep faith in God. But his niece hopes that those who see the monument will be drawn to study his life and thus learn about his faith.

Details of Assisi peace gathering unveiled

Oct 18, 2011 - 02:33 pm .- The Oct. 27 gathering of religious leaders in Assisi to discuss global peace will include four leading atheists, but will not feature any common prayer.

Mexican bishop slams Herman Cain for proposing electric fence along border

Oct 18, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- Bishop Renato Ascencio Leon of Juarez, Mexico has rejected Republican candidate Herman Cain’s suggestion to build an electric fence along the U.S. – Mexico border to stop illegal immigration.

Changes announced in oversight of Regnum Christi's consecrated laity

Oct 18, 2011 - 11:58 am .- Following a review of Regnum Christi, the lay movement affiliated with the Legionaries of Christ, changes will be made in the way its consecrated lay men and women are overseen.

Mount Soledad cross supporters will appeal to Supreme Court

Oct 18, 2011 - 06:22 am .- A federal appeals court will not review a ruling that the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial cross is unconstitutional, but supporters of the landmark say they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Patriarch asks Egyptian Christians to pray and persevere

Oct 18, 2011 - 02:03 am .- Egypt's Coptic Catholic Patriarch Antonios Naguib has encouraged his flock to “persevere in hardship” and “keep praying,” after the violence and deaths that plagued a recent Christian protest.

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