Archive of February 18, 2012

Pope Benedict to canonize seven saints next October

Feb 18, 2012 - 02:30 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will canonize seven new saints, including two related to the U.S., this coming October.

Pope creates new cardinals, calls them to sacrifice

Feb 18, 2012 - 01:24 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI issued a challenge to 22 new cardinals today, calling on them to sacrifice their lives for Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, even to the point of martyrdom.

New top officials named for Legion of Christ

Feb 18, 2012 - 11:07 am .- Cardinal Velasio de Paolis has named Fr. Sylvester Heereman as the vicar general of the Legionaries of Christ and Fr. Deomar De Guedes as its general councilor, replacing two officials who resigned in recent months.

Feds seek dismissal of Belmont Abbey College’s anti-HHS suit

Feb 18, 2012 - 06:01 am .- Facing Belmont Abbey College’s legal challenge to the HHS contraception mandate, the Obama administration has asked a U.S. district court to dismiss the case. The move drew criticism from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which charged that the administration made no attempt to defend the constitutionality of the rule.