Archive of March 21, 2012

Mexican cardinal says 'civilization of love' is possible

Mar 21, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- As Pope Benedict's March 23-25 trip to Mexico nears, Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City invited locals to open their hearts to Christ in order to change society for the better.

Pope welcomes news of rapid Church growth in Texas

Mar 21, 2012 - 01:38 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is “glad to hear” from U.S. bishops on a recent visit to the Vatican that the Catholic Church is rapidly expanding in Texas.

Cuban bishop dismisses claims of violence against Church protestors

Mar 21, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Despite local media reports, Bishop Emilio Aranguren of Holguin, Cuba has denied that any violence was used against a group of protesters who occupied the Cathedral of St. Isidore last week.

Rule applying mandate to student health plans draws criticism

Mar 21, 2012 - 10:30 am .- Representatives of Catholic colleges voiced disappointment in a new federal rule finalizing the requirement to include student health plans in a controversial new contraception mandate.

Abortion funding still required under health care law

Mar 21, 2012 - 04:06 am .- A federal regulation requiring Americans to fund elective abortions under the health care reform law has yet to change and continues to spark outrage from pro-life advocates across the country.

Religious freedom rallies planned in over 120 locations

Mar 21, 2012 - 02:05 am .- On March 23, more than 120 cities and towns across the U.S. will hear a demand to stop the Obama administration's contraception mandate and restore the freedom of religious institutions and believers.

Report on Europe finds 'numerous' anti-Christian actions, crimes

Mar 21, 2012 - 12:02 am .- A new report says that 85 percent of hate crimes committed in Europe during 2011were aimed at Christians.