Archive of December 9, 2011

Cardinal hopeful for understanding between archdiocese and university in Peru

Dec 9, 2011 - 08:07 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima, Peru said he is hopeful that the archdiocese and city's pontifical university can resolve their ongoing dispute.

Pope Benedict shares his three Christmas wishes

Dec 9, 2011 - 07:10 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI revealed his three Christmas wishes for this year, just before remotely switching on the lights of the world’s largest Christmas tree.

Spanish cardinal highlights Mary's trust in God

Dec 9, 2011 - 05:52 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid, Spain emphasized Mary's trust in God's will during his remarks on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

US bishops pleased with new papal audience format

Dec 9, 2011 - 03:29 pm .- As their time in Rome comes to a close, the bishops of Pennsylvania and New Jersey say they like the new format for the papal audiences that take place during “ad limina” visits.

Bishops confirm papal visit to Cuba in 2012

Dec 9, 2011 - 02:05 pm .- The bishops of Cuba confirmed on Dec. 8 that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the country in 2012.

George Weigel: English bishops using wrong strategy in marriage battle

Dec 9, 2011 - 01:24 pm .- Blessed John Paul II’s biographer, George Weigel, says he disagrees with the Bishops of England and Wales’ decision not to oppose legal recognition for homosexual civil unions as part of their campaign to uphold marriage.

On Civil War's 150th anniversary, historian reflects on religion's role

Dec 9, 2011 - 06:09 am .- Religion had a “pervasive” role in American life at the time of the United States’ Civil War, one historian says, explaining his “fascinating” discoveries about the roles Catholics played.

Students rally behind Catholic school teacher with leukemia

Dec 9, 2011 - 01:52 am .- Kate Truax, a beloved literature teacher for fifth, sixth and seventh graders at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Bethesda, Md. is receiving an outpouring of support from her students as she undergoes treatment for leukemia.

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