Archive of January 3, 2012

Pope explains how sickness can draw people closer to Jesus

Jan 3, 2012 - 06:40 pm .- The suffering people experience when they are sick can help them grow closer to Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI said in his message for next month’s World Day of the Sick.

Millions took part in 2011 papal events

Jan 3, 2012 - 06:26 pm .- Over 2.5 million people took part in various Vatican events with Pope Benedict in 2011, outdoing the numbers reported over the last three years.

Santorum success in Iowa could shock establishment

Jan 3, 2012 - 03:25 pm .- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s late surge in the polls ahead of the Iowa Caucuses is a sign that he may be “poised to shock the Republican Establishment,” a Catholic deacon and political commentator says.

Self-help book for gay community on the rise despite protests

Jan 3, 2012 - 02:04 pm .- A Spanish publisher says that protests demanding the self-help book “How to Understand and Be Cured of Homosexuality” be taken off the shelves have actually led to an increase in sales.

Pro-family advocates defend Romney’s record on life, marriage

Jan 3, 2012 - 05:34 am .- A group of nine individuals from pro-family organizations in Massachusetts have written an open letter defending Mitt Romney’s record of protecting marriage, promoting a culture of life and supporting religious freedom during his time as governor of the state.

Archdiocese: 'Real Catholic TV' does not speak for Church

Jan 3, 2012 - 02:30 am .- Michael Voris and other hosts of Real Catholic TV should not be broadcasting in the name of the Church, the Archdiocese of Detroit announced.