Archive of February 17, 2012

Student fundraisers harassed over ties with Christian Life Movement

Feb 17, 2012 - 08:00 pm .- Students at the Canadian University of Brock in Ontario raising money for a charitable program abroad have been harassed by protestors over the program's connection with the Christian Life Movement.

Cardinal-designate Dolan’s sister thrilled for her big brother

Feb 17, 2012 - 04:45 pm .- Over 1,000 Americans are arriving in Rome for the elevation of Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York to the College of Cardinals. But few know him better or love him more than his sister, Debbie Williams.

CNA launches new page with latest HHS mandate news

Feb 17, 2012 - 04:14 pm .- Catholic News Agency has launched a new section to give readers better access to the latest coverage of the debate over the Health and Human Services contraception mandate.

Catholic schools save Spain over $4.5 billion

Feb 17, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- A finance official for the Spanish bishops noted that Catholic schools save the country more than $4.5 billion U.S. dollars, as they provide education for some 1.3 million students.

Cardinal-designate Dolan outlines ‘creative strategy’ for evangelization

Feb 17, 2012 - 12:55 pm .- In remarks to the Pope and the College of Cardinals, Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan outlined a seven-point “creative strategy of evangelization” to counter secularism and bring people to Jesus.

Church leaders mourn deaths of 355 inmates in Honduras prison fire

Feb 17, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Church leaders around the world grieved over the deaths of 355 inmates in a Honduras prison fire and urged officials to ensure that a tragedy of this kind never happens again.

Documentary about actress turned nun nominated for Oscar

Feb 17, 2012 - 04:12 am .- Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., a former actress turned cloistered nun, will attend her first Academy Awards show since 1959 to show support for “God is the Bigger Elvis,” an Oscar-nominated documentary about her and her abbey.

After controversy, Denver Theology on Tap welcomed at new venue

Feb 17, 2012 - 02:04 am .- Denver Theology on Tap has found a new place to meet after it was told by a previous bar to find a different venue due to a “controversial” talk by Auxilary Bishop James D. Conley.

Amendment aimed at contraception mandate stalls in Senate

Feb 17, 2012 - 12:00 am .- An amendment providing a religious exemption to the Obama administration's contraception mandate was prevented from coming to a vote in the U.S. Senate on Feb. 15.