Archive of January 5, 2012

Chilean Church launches campaign for forest fire victims

Jan 5, 2012 - 06:14 pm .- The bishops of Chile urged local Catholics to participate in a Church campaign to help those affected by forest fires that have swept across the southern part of the country.

Vatican will not discount consistory reports

Jan 5, 2012 - 05:12 pm .- The Vatican is refusing to deny media speculation that Pope Benedict XVI will announce a list of new cardinals as early as tomorrow.

Pro-life group urges Spain to overturn abortion law

Jan 5, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- Right to Life in Spain recently gave the country’s health official 300 pacifiers representing the number of abortions that take place each day in the country, urging an end to abortion.

Guidelines for celebrating Year of Faith revealed

Jan 5, 2012 - 11:12 am .- The Vatican issued guidelines Jan. 5 for how the Church at all levels should celebrate the Year of Faith, which starts in October 2012.

Jews and Evangelicals stand with Church against contraception mandate

Jan 5, 2012 - 06:11 am .- Evangelical and Jewish leaders are supporting the Catholic Church's opposition to proposed federal rules requiring contraception and sterilization coverage in most new health care plans.

Nigerian archbishop denounces Christmas terrorist attacks

Jan 5, 2012 - 03:25 am .- A leading Catholic bishop in Nigeria denounced the terrorist attacks over Christmas and criticized media reports that depict the ongoing violence as a civil war between Muslims and Christians.

Anti-Catholic cartoons become issue in NJ Hall of Fame nomination

Jan 5, 2012 - 01:55 am .- Voting has closed for the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s nomination of 19th-century cartoonist Thomas Nast, whose proposed induction drew criticism from Catholic and Irish groups who said his negative portrayals of Catholics and Irish-Americans made him unsuitable for the honor.