Archive of February 24, 2012

Former Anglicans make thanksgiving pilgrimage to Rome

Feb 24, 2012 - 05:17 pm .- Over 100 former Anglicans from the British Isles concluded a pilgrimage to Rome Feb. 24 in thanksgiving for the creation of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Venezuelan cardinal prays for health of President Hugo Chavez

Feb 24, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas prayed for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who announced he needs to undergo further treatment in his fight against cancer.

White House, State Dept. call for condemned Iranian pastor’s release

Feb 24, 2012 - 02:39 pm .- The White House and U.S. Department of State are condemning reports that the Iranian government has issued an execution order for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani because he refuses to reject his Christian faith.

Pope’s Twitter followers jump 400 percent in a day

Feb 24, 2012 - 12:22 pm .- The number of people following Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter has increased 400 percent over the last 24 hours.

Human rights advocates condemn arrest of Cuban dissident

Feb 24, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation has condemned the detention of dissident leader Jose Daniel Ferrer in Havana on Feb. 22.

HHS mandate's purpose is sexual liberation, feminist supporter says

Feb 24, 2012 - 09:21 am .- Advocates of President Obama's contraception mandate should admit that its main purpose is sexual liberation and not “women's health,” according to a feminist author who supports the mandate.

Catholic CEO calls mandate compromise 'divide and conquer' strategy

Feb 24, 2012 - 04:03 am .- A group of women religious' approval of the contraception mandate compromise plays into President Obama's “transparent tactic” of dividing the Church, says a Catholic healthcare CEO.

New nuncio conveys Pope's love for Irish Catholics

Feb 24, 2012 - 12:24 am .- Pope Benedict XVI understands the struggles of the Irish Church and holds it in special esteem, new apostolic nuncio Archbishop Charles J. Brown said as he celebrated Mass in Dublin on Feb. 19.