Archive of March 7, 2012

God's word trumps popular opinion, archbishop teaches

Mar 7, 2012 - 06:09 pm .- Bishops should imitate St. Peter as leaders of the Church by following the word of God instead of shifting popular opinion, said Archbishop Jerome G. Hanus of Dubuque, Iowa.

Bishops decry religious education cuts in Argentina province

Mar 7, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- Bishops in Argentina's Salta province criticized a local court ruling banning Catholic religious education in public schools, arguing that it should be available for those who want it.

Hackers allegedly crash Vatican website

Mar 7, 2012 - 03:58 pm .- An affiliate of the loose-knit hacker group Anonymous has claimed it attacked and took down the Vatican’s website on March 7.

Noisy world is enemy of prayer, says Pope Benedict

Mar 7, 2012 - 11:15 am .- The constant noise that accompanies modern life is an enemy of God’s word being heard in prayer, Pope Benedict XVI said. 

Vice President Biden moved by visit to Guadalupe basilica

Mar 7, 2012 - 11:05 am .- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is Catholic, visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City where he prayed before the miraculous image and recalled how devoted his mother was to the Patroness of America.

Hawaii lawsuit shows civil unions help redefine marriage

Mar 7, 2012 - 04:21 am .- A Hawaiian lawsuit asking a federal court to instate “gay marriage” shows that the recognition of same-sex domestic partnerships and civil unions is just a stepping stone to redefining marriage, several critics say.

Holy See calls attention to plight of rural women

Mar 7, 2012 - 02:08 am .- In a March 6 address, the Vatican’s delegation to the United Nations highlighted the important role of women in society and advocated for the rights of suffering rural women around the world.

Bishops urge diplomacy with Iran versus military action

Mar 7, 2012 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. bishops are calling for diplomatic efforts rather than military action in addressing concerns over the possible development of nuclear weapons in Iran.