Archive of January 9, 2012

Vatican receives final report on US women religious

Jan 9, 2012 - 07:20 pm .- A three-year survey of women's religious life in the United States has concluded with the filing of a final report by the Vatican-appointed Apostolic Visitator Mother Mary Clare Millea.

Cardinal says gay 'KKK' comparison was misunderstood

Jan 9, 2012 - 06:11 pm .- Chicago's Cardinal Francis E. George says he compared gay activists to the anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan out of “fear for the Church's liberty,” not as a blanket accusation against homosexuals.

Five former Vatican ambassadors endorse Romney

Jan 9, 2012 - 05:22 pm .- Five former U.S. ambassadors to the Holy See have announced their “wholehearted support” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, whom they describe as the “best qualified” candidate for the nation's highest office.

Critics slam Peru's appointment of abortion activist

Jan 9, 2012 - 02:11 pm .- The Population Research Institute in Latin America criticized Peru’s Ministry for Women’s Affairs for appointing what they call a radical abortion advocate as its vice minister.

Pope highlights Christian persecution in speech to diplomats

Jan 9, 2012 - 01:42 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI stressed the plight of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in his annual address to Vatican-accredited diplomats on Jan. 9.