Archive of December 2, 2011

Coptic patriarch maintains hope amid Islamist gains

Dec 2, 2011 - 08:07 pm .- Coptic Catholic Patriarch Antonios Naguib remains hopeful for his country's future, even as Egypt's Islamic political parties seem poised to make the largest gains in parliamentary elections this week.

Vatican official praises culture magazine now available in English

Dec 2, 2011 - 07:12 pm .- A member of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America praised Christian anthropology magazine “Humanitas” as a leading Catholic publication.

Pope: New Evangelization depends on good Catholic families

Dec 2, 2011 - 05:18 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI emphasized that good Catholic families are necessary to bring about a re-Christianization of countries throughout the world.

Archbishop Nichols responds to critics of his civil unions approach

Dec 2, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster is being accused of defying Vatican guidelines on homosexual civil partnerships. In response, he says he is simply trying to defend the “profound human good” of traditional marriage.

iPhone’s lack of abortion clinic advice not intentional, Apple says

Dec 2, 2011 - 06:12 am .- The failure of the iPhone’s Siri program to locate some abortion clinics drew praise from pro-lifers and criticism from pro-abortion rights advocates, but Apple said the lack of recommendations was unintentional.

Detroit archdiocese council recommends nine parish closures, 60 mergers

Dec 2, 2011 - 03:08 am .- Responding to decades of depopulation in Detroit and other declines in Catholic numbers, an advisory council for the Archdiocese of Detroit has proposed closing nine parishes and merging 60 parishes into 21.

Vatican council calls for universal access to AIDS treatments

Dec 2, 2011 - 12:46 am .- To mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers appealed for universal access to life-saving treatment for all AIDS victims and urged others to show solidarity with them.

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