Archive of December 6, 2011

Pope declares Aid to Church in Need a pontifical foundation

Dec 6, 2011 - 07:18 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI elevated Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need to the status of a pontifical foundation, emphasizing its decades of service.

Catholics boycott Sri Lanka over detention of religious sisters

Dec 6, 2011 - 06:19 pm .- Catholics in Sri Lanka are boycotting the government over the detention of four Missionaries of Charity who were accused of child trafficking by an anonymous caller.

Archbishop Chaput reflects on first months in Philadelphia

Dec 6, 2011 - 04:05 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is using his December “ad limina” visit to Rome to pause, pray and reflect upon the whirlwind that has surrounded him these past six months.

Free speech questions surface after Clinton's invitation to Muslim group

Dec 6, 2011 - 02:51 pm .- A religious liberty expert is concerned that the U.S. State Department appears to be collaborating with a group that has worked to outlaw criticism of Islam around the world.

Blessed John Paul II’s relics to visit Colombia

Dec 6, 2011 - 02:15 pm .- The bishops of Columbia announced that relics of Blessed John Paul II will arrive in the capital city of Bogota for a two-day visit in January.

Our Lady of Guadalupe draws runners from Mexico to New York

Dec 6, 2011 - 05:50 am .- Around 5,000 runners are participating in the 10th annual relay from Mexico to New York in honor of the upcoming feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Vatican officials will not testify in Oregon case

Dec 6, 2011 - 02:39 am .- Demands for face-to-face questioning of Vatican officials were denied by a federal judge in a case involving a Washington man who claims he was abused by a priest in the 1960s.

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