Archive of January 4, 2012

Santorum thanks God as he defies odds in Iowa

Jan 4, 2012 - 09:10 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum thanked God and the people of Iowa for his success in the state’s caucuses on Jan. 3.

Bishop Cirilo Flores to help oversee San Diego diocese

Jan 4, 2012 - 07:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Cirilo B. Flores to help shepherd the Diocese of San Diego as a coadjutor bishop.

Professor launches book on Church and Cuban revolution

Jan 4, 2012 - 06:14 pm .- Professor Ignacio Uria of the University of Navarre in Spain released a new book which sheds light on the Church's involvement in the Cuban revolution during the last century.

Lifelong Jewish friend of John Paul II dies at age 90

Jan 4, 2012 - 05:02 pm .- Jerzy Kluger, the lifelong Jewish friend of Pope John Paul II, died at the age of 90 on Jan. 2 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Pope calls Christmas the realization of humanity’s dream

Jan 4, 2012 - 02:21 pm .- The joy of the Christmas season is the unparalleled union of God and man, said Pope Benedict XVI at the first general audience for 2012.

European bishops urge defense of Christian family

Jan 4, 2012 - 02:08 pm .- European bishops called on Catholics gathered Dec. 30 in Madrid’s Colombus Square for a public Mass to uphold family values in an increasingly hostile society.

Pope accepts resignation of LA bishop who fathered two children

Jan 4, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- Pope Benedict publicly accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala on Jan. 4, after the bishop admitted to fathering two children.

SNAP refuses to obey court order for abuse documents

Jan 4, 2012 - 06:07 am .- A group claiming to advocate for clergy sex abuse victims says it will not comply with a court order asking it to turn over documents, amid concerns that it had received information in violation of a judge’s gag order.

Abortionists charged with murder of viable unborn babies

Jan 4, 2012 - 02:34 am .- Two doctors running a secret abortion clinic in Maryland are being charged with murder under the state’s fetal homicide law for aborting babies that could have survived outside the womb.