Archive of January 26, 2012

Next Church doctor is model for evangelization

Jan 26, 2012 - 05:59 pm .- Today's world can learn a lot from St. John of Avila, according to those who have studied the life of the next Doctor of the Catholic Church.

Fr. Lombardi: Vatican corruption charges ‘well beyond reality’

Jan 26, 2012 - 04:11 pm .- The official Vatican spokesman says an Italian television broadcast claiming to disclose financial corruption at the Vatican exaggerated the situation.

Spanish government seeks to add parental consent to abortion law

Jan 26, 2012 - 03:31 pm .- Spain’s Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, announced on Jan. 25 that the government will work to change the country’s abortion law to require parental consent for minors who wish to undergo the procedure.

Cardinal Wuerl thinks Church can win contraception fight

Jan 26, 2012 - 01:51 pm .- Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. believes that the Church can win its fight against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate if it takes its case to the public.

Minnesota governor rejects plan for stadium near basilica

Jan 26, 2012 - 05:57 am .- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton does not want the Vikings' new football stadium to be built near the Basilica of Saint Mary, where it was seen as a potentially serious threat to parish life.

Panicked Catholics flee violence in northern Nigeria

Jan 26, 2012 - 01:50 am .- As many as 35,000 people have fled their homes in northern Nigeria after continuing attacks from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Their numbers include a large number of Catholics who report that churches have been destroyed.