Archive of January 12, 2012

Philadelphia archbishop recognizes school closing grief, urges charity

Jan 12, 2012 - 10:08 pm .- The announcement that dozens Philadelphia Catholic schools might close has caused “confusion, anger and grief,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput acknowledged on Jan. 12, as he asked people to react with Christian charity.

Leaders warn that same-sex ‘marriage’ threatens religious liberty

Jan 12, 2012 - 08:02 pm .- Several dozen religious leaders joined together against redefining marriage in America, warning that such a move would have “far-reaching consequences” for religious freedom.

Spanish cardinal urges welcome of immigrants

Jan 12, 2012 - 06:02 pm .- During the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Jan. 15, the archbishop of Madrid called on Christians to welcome immigrants in Spain and to help them remain steadfast in their faith.

Haitian archbishop urges residents to take charge of recovery

Jan 12, 2012 - 04:50 pm .- Port-au-Prince Archbishop Guire Poulard marked the second anniversary of 2010's earthquake with a call for Haitians to build a better future for themselves and their country.

Cardinal Foley remembered as great evangelizer

Jan 12, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- The new head of the Vatican's social communications council Archbishop Claudio Celli recalled the rich legacy of his predecessor, Cardinal John Patrick Foley, who died on Dec. 11.

Pope links economic crisis with individualism, urges reform

Jan 12, 2012 - 01:55 pm .- Pope Benedict said Jan. 12 that the economic crisis hitting much of the West is the result of self-centeredness but that it also presents an opportunity to reshape society.

Philadelphia Catholic schools can appeal closings

Jan 12, 2012 - 10:09 am .- Philadelphia Catholic schools will have a chance to appeal recently-announced closing and merging decisions, the archdiocese said on Jan. 10.

New Vikings stadium could be ‘disastrous’ for Catholic basilica

Jan 12, 2012 - 06:11 am .- Two proposed new stadium sites for the Minnesota Vikings professional football team, especially one only 300 feet from the Catholic Basilica of St. Mary, have the church’s rector “very concerned.”

Australian ambassador: countries without Rome-based embassy suffer

Jan 12, 2012 - 03:06 am .- The departing Australian ambassador to the Holy See says that countries without a resident diplomatic presence in Rome are losing out diplomatically.

GOP candidates look ahead to South Carolina

Jan 12, 2012 - 01:18 am .- The Republican presidential candidates urged fidelity to America’s founding principles as they spoke at the New Hampshire primary and turned their sights to the upcoming vote in South Carolina.