Archive of November 12, 2011

New Catholic iPhone app ‘ignites’ prayer communities

Nov 12, 2011 - 08:05 pm .- A new iPhone app called “Ignio” is designed to help Catholics deepen their faith by featuring a digital flame that grows and shrinks according to how much the user prays for friends, attends Mass or reads Scripture.

Vatican official urges calm in theology of the body debates

Nov 12, 2011 - 05:37 pm .- Bishop Jean Laffitte, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said it is important for scholars of Pope John Paul II’s teachings on human sexuality not over emphasize their points of disagreement. 

Dawn Eden: Penn State scandal a reminder of abuse victims’ needs

Nov 12, 2011 - 03:21 pm .- The Penn State sex abuse scandal is a time both to remember the harm done by abuse and to help abuse victims heal, Catholic writer Dawn Eden said.

Visitation of saint's relics draws Catholics in NJ

Nov 12, 2011 - 01:12 pm .- It has been more than 150 years since St. John Neumann – then the 4th bishop of Philadelphia – crossed the Delaware River by launch for a pastoral visit to St. Peter Parish in Riverside, N.J.

Senate requests details on HHS denial of grant to bishops

Nov 12, 2011 - 07:44 am .- Twenty-seven U.S. senators requested information on how the Department of Health and Human Services graded applicants for anti-trafficking grants and asked why the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services was denied one.

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