Archive of December 1, 2011

US House questions decision to cut bishops' human trafficking funds

Dec 1, 2011 - 08:07 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives opened an investigative hearing on Dec. 1 into whether or not the Department of Health and Human Services was justified in denying grants to the U.S. bishop's human trafficking fund.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey bishops ask St. Peter for courage

Dec 1, 2011 - 06:25 pm .- The bishops of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are praying to St. Peter as they begin their “ad limina” visit in Rome, asking for fidelity and courage.

Vatican officials to pick logo for World Youth Day in Rio

Dec 1, 2011 - 06:12 pm .- After sifting through almost 200 proposals for World Youth Day Rio 2013's official logo, Church officials in Brazil sent the best submissions to the Vatican where the final selection will be made.

Mexican artists craft figures for Vatican Nativity scene

Dec 1, 2011 - 02:19 pm .- Mexican artisans from the state of Puebla will provide the figures for the Vatican’s Nativity scene which will decorate St. Peter’s Square this Advent season.

Pope gives new bishop to Catholics in Fresno diocese

Dec 1, 2011 - 01:58 pm .- Bishop Armando X. Ochoa of El Paso, Texas was named today as the new bishop of Fresno, Calif. by Pope Benedict XVI.

Irish Church’s abuse review stresses accountability

Dec 1, 2011 - 01:27 pm .- New reviews of six Irish dioceses show that the Catholic Church in Ireland is dedicated to “complete transparency and accountability” about allegations of clerical sex abuse and that its child protection systems are improving, an official with the independent review board says.

Vatican condemns excommunicated bishop's role in Chinese ordination

Dec 1, 2011 - 11:42 am .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi has condemned excommunicated Chinese Bishop Paul Lei Shiyin's role in the Nov. 30 ordination of Vatican-approved Auxiliary Bishop Peter Luo Xuegang.

Catholic advocates promote tax credits for tuition

Dec 1, 2011 - 10:31 am .- Leaders at a Nov. 30 conference in Washington, D.C. argued that tax credits for education benefit not only the students involved but the entire community.

Catholic University single-sex dorm complaint dismissed

Dec 1, 2011 - 05:51 am .- The D.C. Office of Human Rights has dismissed a complaint that The Catholic University of America’s single-sex dorm policy constitutes unlawful discrimination under the district’s Human Rights Act.

Church clears priest accused of assaulting Anglican bishop

Dec 1, 2011 - 01:13 am .- An Australian Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth several decades ago has been cleared of any wrongdoing by his diocese.

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