Archive of December 14, 2011

Uruguay bishops defend pro-life couple

Dec 14, 2011 - 08:01 pm .- The bishops of Uruguay have voiced support for a married couple who testified that the country is under pressure from international organizations to legalize abortion.

Rabbi Sacks worries Europe is losing its Judeo-Christian 'soul'

Dec 14, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth, told Pope Benedict XVI that he fears Europe is losing its Judeo-Christian heritage.

Mexican Church leaders overjoyed at news of papal visit

Dec 14, 2011 - 06:10 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City said that he and other Church leaders in the country are thrilled over Pope Benedict’s plans to travel to Mexico and Cuba in 2012.

Vatican confirms dates for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio

Dec 14, 2011 - 04:04 pm .- The Pontifical Council for the Laity has confirmed that World Youth Day 2013 will take place in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro from July 23-28.

Freed Colombian girl thanks Pope for her release

Dec 14, 2011 - 01:50 pm .- Nhora Valentina Munoz, the 10-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a Colombian rebel group last October, said she is now free thanks to the prayers of Pope Benedict XVI.

Believe in God’s love for you as life unfolds, Pope counsels

Dec 14, 2011 - 01:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says that people should trust in God’s loving plan for their lives, even when events do not meet their expectations.

Dublin archbishop says lapsed Catholics should admit their non-belief

Dec 14, 2011 - 06:05 am .- Non-practicing and non-believing Irish Catholics should be honest about their relation to the Church, Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin told the makers of a TV documentary that aired Dec. 11.

Santorum questions US bishops' immigration policy

Dec 14, 2011 - 02:55 am .- Presidential candidate Rick Santorum signaled his disagreement with the U.S. bishops' recommended immigration reforms, in an interview due to be broadcast on Iowa Public Television Dec. 13.

Cardinal De Paolis ordains 49 priests for Legion of Christ

Dec 14, 2011 - 12:46 am .- Cardinal Velasio De Paolis ordained 50 priests, including 49 priests for the Legionaries of Christ, on Dec. 12 at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.

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