Archive of November 21, 2011

Author hopes to reignite appreciation of motherhood

Nov 21, 2011 - 08:02 pm .- Dorothy Pilarski's new book, “Motherhood Matters,” reflects a growing need for the vocation to be respected and appreciated in modern society.

Spanish government accused of corrupting minors with explicit website

Nov 21, 2011 - 07:04 pm .- An ethics group filed a lawsuit against outgoing president Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero over content on the Ministry of Education’s website that promotes homosexuality and sexual activity at a young age.

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law from Vatican post

Nov 21, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, former Archbishop of Boston, and appointed Spanish Archbishop Santos Abril y Castelló as the new archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Pro-life Democrats predict broad religious exemption from contraception mandate

Nov 21, 2011 - 02:42 pm .- Though Catholics fear their institutions’ religious freedom is at risk, pro-life Democrats are predicting that the federal government will create a broader religious exemption to federal mandates requiring contraception coverage in all new health care plans.

Nicaraguan bishops warn of fraud in presidential elections

Nov 21, 2011 - 02:18 pm .- Bishops in Nicaragua questioned the legitimacy of the Nov. 6 presidential elections after accusations of fraud and dishonesty were leveled against election officials.

As holidays approach, Catholic aid agencies encourage generosity

Nov 21, 2011 - 11:54 am .- Officials with Catholic charities and relief agencies have asked people to remember both the needs of the poor at home and those facing humanitarian disasters overseas.

Pope, bishops preparing for ‘Year of Faith’

Nov 21, 2011 - 07:00 am .- It is a new twist on a venerable tradition, but it received a very favorable review from the first group of U.S. bishops to make an ad limina visit to the Vatican in seven years.

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