Archive of February 20, 2012

Presidents Day ad stresses importance of God and religion

Feb 20, 2012 - 05:11 pm .- A new Knights of Columbus commercial uses Presidents Day Weekend to remind Americans that past presidents saw God and religion as foundational to the country.

Pope says new cardinals recall Church’s universal mission

Feb 20, 2012 - 04:40 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told the family and friends of the Church’s newest batch of cardinals that this weekend’s consistory was “an opportunity to reflect upon the universal mission of the Church in the history of man.”

Abuse case points to plight of baby girls in India

Feb 20, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- The case of a two year-old baby girl in India who was unconscious and covered in human bites when admitted to a local hospital is bringing attention to the issue of sex-selective abortions in the country.

Former ambassador dismisses move to change Spain's accord with Vatican

Feb 20, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- Spain's former ambassador to the Holy See, Paco Vazquez, dismissed a proposal by Socialist Party leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba to revise the country's accords with the Vatican.

Journalist chronicles a day in the life of Pope Benedict

Feb 20, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI, at age 84, never goes to sleep before 11:00 p.m., prays the Rosary every day, gets up at 5:00 a.m. and uses a cell phone only accessible by his closest advisers.

Cardinal O’Brien: I will serve the Pope with my whole heart

Feb 20, 2012 - 11:44 am .- Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien says he will faithfully serve Pope Benedict XVI with his “whole heart.” The emeritus Archbishop of Baltimore made his promise as he knelt to receive his red biretta and cardinal’s ring from the Pope in St. Peter’s Basilica on Feb. 18.