Archive of March 2, 2012

Congress, celebrities join fight to free condemned Iranian pastor

Mar 2, 2012 - 05:04 pm .- The U.S. Congress and numerous celebrities are joining the effort to free an Iranian pastor who received the death sentence for refusing to reject his Christian faith.

Nothing mysterious about Vatican archives, official says

Mar 2, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- A Holy See official says there is nothing mysterious about the Vatican Secret Archives that have recently gone on display, but that they normally remain private because of their incalculable value.

Catholics remember Shahbaz Bhatti one year after murder

Mar 2, 2012 - 02:56 pm .- The first anniversary of the murder of Pakistan Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti witnessed several memorials and acclamations for the man many say should be declared a martyr.

Armed men in Mexico rob monstrance containing Eucharist

Mar 2, 2012 - 12:45 pm .- Two armed men entered a perpetual adoration chapel in in Mexico during the early morning hours on Feb. 29 and stole the monstrance containing the Eucharist.

Content of Pope's Lenten spiritual exercises revealed

Mar 2, 2012 - 09:04 am .- The Vatican revealed details of the meditations being preached to Pope Benedict XVI during his weeklong Lenten retreat led by Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa in the Congo.

‘Hacktivist’ assault on World Youth Day site provides insights

Mar 2, 2012 - 04:01 am .- An internet security firm’s report on an apparent anti-Catholic “hacktivism” attack has renewed interest in an assault on World Youth Day computers in August 2011.

NASA worker's lawsuit charges discrimination over intelligent design

Mar 2, 2012 - 01:14 am .- A NASA mission specialist allegedly demoted for his beliefs about intelligent design is suing Jet Propulsion Laboratories in a civil trial to begin in Los Angeles March 7.