Archive of November 11, 2011

Illinois Catholic charity to split from diocese, offer same-sex adoptions

Nov 11, 2011 - 07:15 pm .- Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois announced that will it separate from the Belleville diocese and offer adoptions and foster-care services to same-sex couples.

Brooklyn Catholics object to crucifix video

Nov 11, 2011 - 05:40 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Diocese of Brooklyn have objected to a Brooklyn Museum art exhibit’s planned inclusion of a video that includes a disturbing use of the crucifix.

Christian volunteering more than an act of good will, Pope says

Nov 11, 2011 - 03:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says that Christian volunteer efforts should not merely be “an expression of good will” but should be “based on a personal experience of Christ.”

Argentinean bishop calls for Christian alternatives to graduation trips

Nov 11, 2011 - 02:25 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, criticized the trend of graduation trips for young people that often include excessive partying and drug and alcohol abuse.

Secretariat of State to scrutinize Vatican agencies’ statements

Nov 11, 2011 - 11:58 am .- The Vatican’s Secretariat of State plans to take greater control over the publication of documents produced by Vatican agencies.

Archbishop Chaput challenges Catholic educators to 'convert the culture'

Nov 11, 2011 - 05:29 am .- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput encouraged Catholic universities to rediscover the Church's intellectual tradition and use it to shape society's future.

Maryland bishops warn of rising restrictions on religious freedom

Nov 11, 2011 - 03:29 am .- Religious freedom is fundamental to a free society, but some political and cultural trends are threatening that freedom, the Catholic bishops of Maryland said in a new statement.

Medical expert finds growing secular support for Catholic teachings

Nov 11, 2011 - 12:16 am .- A Catholic medical expert says he finds growing support for Church teachings among non-believers in the field of pediatrics, as shown by a recent secular journal that expresses love and care for the disabled.

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