Archive of October 25, 2011

X Factor star gives credit for success to Catholic mom

Oct 25, 2011 - 06:24 pm .- Even though he is only 17 years old, Emmanuel Kelly has taken Australia by storm this fall with his X Factor performances. But he says all of his success could not have happened without his Catholic mom, Moira Kelly.

Financial expert backs Vatican proposal for global authority

Oct 25, 2011 - 05:01 pm .- A leading financial expert is backing the Vatican’s proposal for a global financial authority.

Chile: Lay Catholics called to share in evangelization

Oct 25, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile urged Catholics to share in the new evangelization, explaining that they are called to make the message of Christ present in the public life.

Pope to call for new evangelization of world's migrants

Oct 25, 2011 - 01:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will mark January’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees with a call for the “new evangelization” to extend to migrant workers, refugees and international students.

Catholic Answers’ lawsuit against IRS unlikely to succeed

Oct 25, 2011 - 05:59 am .- The San Diego-based apologetics group Catholic Answers has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow it to sue the Internal Revenue Service for violating its First Amendment rights for “improperly taxing its constitutionally protected political speech.”

Lebanese patriarch urges vigilance to avoid 'Arab Winter'

Oct 25, 2011 - 04:05 am .- The leader of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic Church says the world must not let the “Arab Spring” turn into a “winter” of civil war and minority oppression.

Citing religious freedom concerns, bishops appoint Picarello to new post

Oct 25, 2011 - 02:38 am .- As religious freedom becomes an issue for the Church in the U.S., the American conference of Catholic bishops has appointed Anthony R. Picarello Jr. as associate general secretary for policy and advocacy.

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