Archive of March 13, 2012

Women's support for Obama drops in wake of HHS mandate

Mar 13, 2012 - 05:19 pm .- A recent poll shows that President Barack Obama's approval ratings dropped 12 percentage points among women voters, despite claims that a federal contraception mandate would help his bid for re-election.

Consecrated hosts stolen from Uruguayan convent

Mar 13, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- A convent in Uruguay reported on March 7 that a container holding 15 consecrated hosts has been stolen from the monastery chapel’s tabernacle.

Official anthem for Pope's trip to Mexico released

Mar 13, 2012 - 12:15 pm .- The bishops' conference of Mexico has released the official anthem for Pope Benedict XVIs upcoming March 23-25 visit to the country.

Bishop sees new generation seeking truth, rejecting relativism

Mar 13, 2012 - 09:46 am .- Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona, Minnesota has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI's call for better instruction of young people, saying it will meet their desire for solid truth over self-centered relativism.

UK archbishops explain their stand for authentic marriage

Mar 13, 2012 - 04:34 am .- As the British government considers a proposal to institute same-sex “marriage,” the leaders of the Catholic Church in England and Wales have warned that it will lead to further social breakdown.

Pa. bishops respond to HHS mandate with day of fasting and prayer

Mar 13, 2012 - 02:17 am .- The Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania are calling for a day of prayer, fasting and abstinence on March 30 in response to to the “unprecedented and gross infringement” of religious freedom by the Obama administration’s contraception and sterilization mandate.

Abortion accusations widen against Catholic hospitals in Spain

Mar 13, 2012 - 12:00 am .- Various medical experts and pro-life leaders in Barcelona warned of reported abortions taking place in local Catholic hospitals and called for facility leaders to commit to the Church's pro-life stance.