Archive of February 29, 2012

College students, professors call on university to obey Vatican

Feb 29, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- A group of professors, students and alumni of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru are urging the school to obey the Vatican and update its statutes in accord with Church teaching.

New exhibit reveals Vatican Secret Archive documents to public

Feb 29, 2012 - 03:29 pm .- For the first time in history, the Vatican is making public over 100 historical documents from its Secret Archives.

Dissident says Catholic faith drives his fight for Cuba's freedom

Feb 29, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer said his commitment to fight for freedom in the country is inspired by the Gospels and the Catholic Church.

Scottish midwives lose case about objecting to abortion

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:09 am .- Two Catholic midwives from Scotland have lost their legal battle to avoid taking part in abortion procedures on grounds of “conscientious objection.”

Msgr. Ratzinger's new book recalls growing up with Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 29, 2012 - 09:14 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, is due to publish a memoir reflecting on his relationship of eight decades with the current successor of St. Peter.

Diverse panel testifies against contraception mandate

Feb 29, 2012 - 04:07 am .- A diverse panel of professional men and women testified against the Obama administration's contraception mandate, calling the rule an attack on religious freedom.

Mass. senator backs exemption to HHS mandate in radio ads

Feb 29, 2012 - 01:52 am .- U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has launched a radio ad that stresses his support for a conscience exemption to the HHS mandate and argues that the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy would have supported the exemption.

National Catholic Register announces new editor-in-chief

Feb 29, 2012 - 12:00 am .- Jeanette De Melo, communications director for the Archdiocese of Denver, has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the National Catholic Register.