Archive of January 19, 2012

Pope Benedict creates new science and faith foundation

Jan 19, 2012 - 07:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI launched a new foundation at the Vatican aimed at building a “philosophical bridge” between science and theology.

Bishop encourages children to become 'little missionaries'

Jan 19, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- Bishop Gerardo Melgar of Osma-Soria, Spain sent a letter to children reminding them that Jesus is counting on them to be “little missionaries.”

Byzantine Catholics in Pittsburgh archeparchy receive new archbishop

Jan 19, 2012 - 05:39 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop William C. Skurla to be the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Byzantine Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.

Vatican official urges universities to present Christ-based vision of man

Jan 19, 2012 - 01:57 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, recently recalled that Catholic universities have the duty to present a vision of man based on Christ.

Pope warns of 'grave threat' to religious freedom in US

Jan 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI warned today of a “grave threat” to religious liberty in the United States that requires American Catholics to respond with intelligence and courage.

Extreme abortion rate for disabled leads to DC conference

Jan 19, 2012 - 06:02 am .- An upcoming conference in the nation’s capital will address the staggering 90 percent abortion rate of babies with disabilities, while emphasizing the often unknown joys of caring for the disabled.

Catholics should take pro-life action, Bishop Conley urges

Jan 19, 2012 - 03:04 am .- Catholics must share their pro-life convictions and be serious about helping those who are considering abortion, Bishop James D. Conley of Denver said ahead of the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Chaplain: Costa Concordia crew showed personal sacrifice

Jan 19, 2012 - 12:23 am .- The Catholic chaplain of the sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia has defended the ship’s crew from reports they were negligent towards passengers during the maritime disaster.