Archive of February 13, 2012

Vatican's lawyer says abuse suit was withdrawn to avoid loss

Feb 13, 2012 - 07:29 pm .- The withdrawal of a sex abuse lawsuit against the Holy See which tarnished the reputation of Pope Benedict XVI and added to a worldwide media controversy in Lent of 2010 shows the case had no legal merit, the Holy See’s U.S. lawyer Jeffrey Lena says.

Romney defends faith, family values at conservative summit

Feb 13, 2012 - 06:27 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reaffirmed his commitment to faith, life and marriage and vowed to uphold American values at a conference in the nation's capital.

Catechism helps faith spring from intelligence, bishop says

Feb 13, 2012 - 06:06 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina said the Church makes the Catechism available so that Catholics can know the truths of the faith, which spring “from intelligence and the will” and not from “irrational emotion.”

Loving Christian family is best soil for vocations, Pope writes

Feb 13, 2012 - 02:32 pm .- Christian families should be a happy and loving environment in which young people can discern calls to the priesthood or religious life, Pope Benedict XVI says in his message for the World Day of Prayers for Vocations.

Pope's Cuba, Mexico trips will promote the New Evangelization

Feb 13, 2012 - 02:04 pm .- Bishop Jose Luis del Palacio Perez-Medel of Callao in Peru said Pope Benedict's upcoming trips to Mexico and Cuba will emphasize his mission to evangelize formerly Christian societies.