Archive of January 17, 2012

Mexican archdiocese urges candidates to avoid organized crime

Jan 17, 2012 - 03:31 pm .- The Catholic newspaper in Mexico City, Desde la Fe, is calling on Mexican presidential candidates to “distance themselves from organized crime, criminal groups and negative interests.”

Animals arrive at Vatican for annual blessing

Jan 17, 2012 - 03:16 pm .- Horses, cows, chickens and dogs were just some of the creatures that took center stage at the Vatican today for the customary blessing of animals.

Vatican pleased news website is popular

Jan 17, 2012 - 01:45 pm .- The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications says it is very happy with new figures that show over 10,000 people are using its online news site every day.

Washington bishops say push for gay 'marriage' undermines family

Jan 17, 2012 - 06:03 am .- Proposed gay “marriage” legislation in Washington state would add to “the forces already undermining family life today,” the state’s Catholic bishops warned.

Over 150 conservative leaders decide to back Santorum

Jan 17, 2012 - 02:54 am .- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won the support of more than 150 leaders and representatives of conservative and Christian groups at a gathering in Texas this past weekend.

Former Vatican ambassador defends Romney’s change on abortion

Jan 17, 2012 - 12:21 am .- Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, is featured in a new video supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s pro-life conversion and citing his record of promoting life as governor of Massachusetts.