Archive of February 8, 2012

World Youth Day organizers unveil Brazilian-themed logo for 2013

Feb 8, 2012 - 08:08 pm .- Brazil's coastline, its Sugarloaf Mountain, and the iconic “Christ the Redeemer” statue are all part of the logo World Youth Day unveiled Feb. 7 for its 2013 celebration in Rio de Janeiro.

Vatican has no money or space for private plane, says priest

Feb 8, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- Contrary to popular belief, Pope Benedict does not own a private jet but instead travels on commercial airlines since the Vatican “doesn’t have the space or the money” to maintain one, an insider said.

Boehner, Upton announce legislative plans to fight HHS mandate

Feb 8, 2012 - 05:59 pm .- Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Feb. 8 to use legislative means to fight the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate.

Pope: Jesus' prayer on cross shows God hears prayers

Feb 8, 2012 - 04:10 pm .- The cry of Christ on the cross should remind everyone that God always hears their prayers, even when he seems distant, Pope Benedict XVI said Feb. 8.

US Catholic bishops reject ruling against Prop. 8

Feb 8, 2012 - 04:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops condemned a federal court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, saying the move defies the will of California voters and reflects “basic confusion” about the nature of marriage.

Pope's visit will encourage a Cuba founded on love

Feb 8, 2012 - 02:02 pm .- A Cuban priest believes that Pope Benedict's upcoming trip to the country will bring profound change and show that “love is the only path possible for the present and the future of Cuba.”

Santorum wins three states, paints election as battle over rights

Feb 8, 2012 - 12:59 pm .- As Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum swept three Feb. 7 contests in the GOP race for the nomination, he stated that this election is about whether rights come from God or the government.

Over 150 congressional leaders demand repeal of HHS mandate

Feb 8, 2012 - 09:04 am .- A letter from 154 bipartisan members of Congress is urging the Obama administration to reverse a contraception mandate that religious employers say would require them to violate their consciences.

Critics anticipate Supreme Court hearing after anti-Prop. 8 ruling

Feb 8, 2012 - 06:09 am .- Critics found the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Feb. 7 ruling against the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 to be “absurd” but not surprising.

Bishop Estabrook, military auxiliary, dies at 67

Feb 8, 2012 - 03:08 am .- Bishop Joseph W. Estabrook, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, passed away on Feb. 4, in Houston, Texas, after a lengthy illness. The bishop was 67 years old.

Majority of Catholic voters oppose federal contraception rule

Feb 8, 2012 - 01:06 am .- Most Catholic voters oppose the federal rule requiring religious institutions to buy insurance that covers contraception and sterilization, according to new research published Feb. 7.