Archive of February 6, 2012

Kmiec rebukes Obama, may withdraw endorsement for 2012

Feb 6, 2012 - 07:18 pm .- Professor Doug Kmiec, a Catholic supporter of Barack Obama in the 2008 election, has rebuked the president, saying he may withdraw his endorsement over the federal contraception coverage mandate.

Longstanding racketeering lawsuit against Vatican dismissed

Feb 6, 2012 - 06:33 pm .- A federal court’s dismissal “with prejudice” of a 2002 lawsuit by five U.S. state commissioners against the Holy See shows the Vatican had “nothing to do” with a multi-million dollar criminal scheme against insurance companies, the Holy See’s U.S. attorney Jeffrey Lena said.

Cardinal warns Honduran president of increasing violence

Feb 6, 2012 - 06:07 pm .- Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez of Tegucigalpa urged Honduran president Porfirio Lobo to recognize the widespread violence and growing poverty afflicting the country.

Pope appoints new bishop of Salina, Kansas

Feb 6, 2012 - 04:16 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Oklahoma priest Msgr. Edward John Weisenburger as the new bishop of Salina, Kansas.

Hundreds of Paraguay teachers unite against abortion

Feb 6, 2012 - 02:03 pm .- More than 500 teachers participating in the Catholic Teachers Congress in Paraguay rejected abortion and same-sex unions amid efforts to legalize both in neighboring countries such as Argentina.

Vatican City’s government rejects corruption allegations

Feb 6, 2012 - 01:45 pm .- The body responsible for the governance of the Vatican City State is denying claims of corruption leveled by its former deputy governor, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.