Archive of March 12, 2012

Priest at center of Communion denial placed on leave

Mar 12, 2012 - 06:03 pm .- A Maryland priest who recently denied Communion to a woman because of her lesbian relationship has been “placed on administrative leave with his priestly faculties removed” amid investigations of “intimidating behavior.”

Hackers reportedly launch second attack on Vatican website

Mar 12, 2012 - 04:55 pm .- The loose-knit group of hackers known as Anonymous have reportedly launched a second attack on the Vatican website, after failing in its initial attempt to bring the site down on March 7.

Mexico exhibit to feature John Paul II's personal items

Mar 12, 2012 - 04:12 pm .- On March 15, Mexicans will be able to visit the exhibit, “John Paul II in Private,” which features over 200 personal objects belonging to the late pontiff.

Vatican statistics show Catholic growth

Mar 12, 2012 - 12:25 pm .- The Catholic Church added 15 million new faithful in 2010 and the number of priests continued to steadily increase for the tenth straight year, according to the latest edition of the pontifical yearbook.

Cubans thrilled over Fr. Varela's step towards sainthood

Mar 12, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- The global director of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, said Cubans are overjoyed at recent approval of the heroic virtues of 19th century priest Father Felix Varela.

Vatican commission affirms scripture as 'soul of theology'

Mar 12, 2012 - 11:42 am .- Catholic theology can be judged by its fidelity to Biblical revelation, the Vatican's International Theological Commission affirmed March 8 in a new document on the role of theologians.