Archive of March 1, 2012

Illinois diocese prays for storm victims

Mar 1, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- The Diocese of Belleville prayed for victims and pledged its help after storms and tornados in southern Illinois killed at least six people and destroyed hundreds of buildings, including a Catholic church.

Mexican bishops announce papal Mass tickets are free

Mar 1, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Bishops in Mexico announced that tickets to attend the Mass Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate on March 25 in the city of Leon are not to be sold and are available free-of-charge

Papal preacher’s homily themes for Lent 2012 revealed

Mar 1, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The Preacher to the Papal Household has revealed the topics for the four homilies he will preach to Pope Benedict XVI during Lent.

Senate rejects Blunt amendment to defend religious freedom

Mar 1, 2012 - 01:31 pm .- An amendment to ensure that a religious exemption would be included in the federal health care overhaul was killed by a narrow margin in the U.S. Senate on March 1.

Future Spanish saint's intercession cured 3-year-old

Mar 1, 2012 - 01:05 pm .- On Oct. 21, the Church will celebrate the canonization of Sister Carmen Salles y Barangueras, whose cause for sainthood was approved after her intercession caused the miraculous cure of a 3-year-old Brazilian girl suffering from a brain condition.

Arizona State to offer theology classes through Catholic university

Mar 1, 2012 - 11:34 am .- In a very uncommon partnership between state-run and Catholic universities, Arizona State University students will be able to take courses in Catholic theology or Catholic studies under a new agreement announced March 1.

Vatican urges Catholics to help Church in Holy Land

Mar 1, 2012 - 11:00 am .- The Vatican has called on Catholics around the world to give generously to the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land.

Academics' defense of infanticide supported by pro-choice logic

Mar 1, 2012 - 04:13 am .- Abortion supporters can see their own principles and logic reflected in a new article advocating the killing of newborn children, published by the Journal of Medical Ethics in February 2012.

London Olympics spark fear of human trafficking increase

Mar 1, 2012 - 02:03 am .- Catholic leaders in the United Kingdom are worried that London has become the new home for human traffickers with the summer Olympics less than five months away. 

National rallies seek religious freedom restoration on March 23

Mar 1, 2012 - 12:01 am .- On March 23, Catholics and other supporters of religious liberty will demonstrate outside federal buildings nationwide, demanding the withdrawal of the Obama administration's contraception mandate.