Archive of December 13, 2011

State board rejects legal complaint against archdiocese's pro-marriage DVD

Dec 13, 2011 - 07:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis did not violate state campaign laws by mailing a DVD on marriage to 400,000 Catholics before the 2010 election, Minnesota’s Campaign Finance Board ruled Dec. 8.

Australia, Indonesia to announce new Vatican ambassadors

Dec 13, 2011 - 06:00 pm .- Australia and Indonesia are set to appoint two new resident ambassadors to the Holy See, easing fears in Rome that some countries would follow in the footsteps of Ireland, which is closing its Vatican embassy.

Switzerland’s newest bishop ready to evangelize

Dec 13, 2011 - 02:52 pm .- Bishop Charles Morerod, the newest bishop in the Catholic Church, is ready to evangelize Switzerland, despite the size of the challenge.

Peruvian cardinal urges acceptance of Pope's decision on university

Dec 13, 2011 - 02:08 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani urged acceptance of whatever Pope Benedict's decision may be in resolving the dispute between the Archdiocese of Lima and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Investigation concludes on alleged Fulton Sheen miracle

Dec 13, 2011 - 06:02 am .- A Dec. 11 Mass in Peoria, Ill. marked the official conclusion of an investigation tribunal into an alleged miracle that many attribute to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

Catholic leaders praise reversal of ‘Plan B’ approval for preteens

Dec 13, 2011 - 01:20 am .- The Obama administration’s overruling of an FDA proposal to provide the Plan B “morning-after pill” to preteen girls won praise from Catholic leaders who said it protected parental responsibility and the health of young adolescent girls.

Hispanic bishops call on Americans to see Christ in immigrants

Dec 13, 2011 - 01:03 am .- Hispanic bishops from 33 different U.S. dioceses thanked immigrants for their contributions to society and called on all Americans to welcome newcomers with respect and Christ-like love.

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