Archive of February 1, 2012

Spanish government ends controversial Education for the Citizenry course

Feb 1, 2012 - 06:02 pm .- Spain’s Minister of Education, Jose Ignacio Wert, announced on Jan. 31 that the government will eliminate the controversial course Education for the Citizenry from required school curriculum and replace it with a course on civics “free of controversial issues and ideological indoctrination.”

Pope urges trust in God’s loving providence in dark times

Feb 1, 2012 - 03:55 pm .- Christians should trust in the loving providence of God, even when going through dark periods in life, Pope Benedict XVI said in his Feb. 1 general audience.

‘Bella’ star believes America will see end to abortion

Feb 1, 2012 - 01:56 pm .- Former Mexican soap opera star turned pro-life activist Eduardo Verastegui told a crowd of over 500 that he thinks abortion in the U.S. will one day come to an end.

Pope mourns passing of Philadelphia's Cardinal Bevilacqua

Feb 1, 2012 - 01:31 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has offered his condolences to Philadelphia Catholics following the loss of their former archbishop Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who died on the evening of Jan. 31 at the age of 88.

HHS mandate a ‘slap in the face,’ Catholic Latino group says

Feb 1, 2012 - 06:15 am .- The HHS contraception mandate is an insult to the Catholic community and shows that President Obama needs prayer, according to a national group of Latino leaders.

Winners of 2012 Longest Married Couple contest announced

Feb 1, 2012 - 03:39 am .- The faith-based marriage enrichment program Worldwide Marriage Encounter has announced the 2012 state winners of its Longest Married Couple contest: a Nevada couple who married in 1933.

Susan G. Komen pulls funding for Planned Parenthood

Feb 1, 2012 - 01:26 am .- In the midst of a congressional investigation, Planned Parenthood has lost the support of the nation's leading breast cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure.