Archive of March 19, 2012

US bishops launch prayer campaign for religious freedom

Mar 19, 2012 - 06:09 pm .- The U.S. bishops have launched a nationwide prayer campaign to defend religious liberty against recent threats such as the federal contraception mandate.

Pope Benedict will receive keys to Mexican city of Guanajuato

Mar 19, 2012 - 04:11 pm .- The mayor of Guanajauto, Mexico says locals are are excited to host Pope Benedict XVI on his “historic visit” to the country where he will be presented with symbolic keys to city.

Pope Benedict celebrates his namesake

Mar 19, 2012 - 02:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the March 19 Solemnity of St. Joseph, his namesake, by delivering a sermon on the saint's virtues.

Pope mourns passing of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox leader

Mar 19, 2012 - 12:13 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI and other Catholic leaders have offered their condolences on the death of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, who died March 17 at age 88.

Mexican priests in Rome thrilled over Pope's visit to homeland

Mar 19, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- The rector of the Pontifical Mexican College of Rome said local seminarians from Mexico are highly anticipating Pope Benedict's upcoming March 23-25 visit to their native country.

Murkowski regrets voting for conscience protection act

Mar 19, 2012 - 11:30 am .- Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a professing Catholic who has broken with the church on several fundamental moral teachings, publicly reaffirmed her support for abortion and contraception in early March.