Archive of March 22, 2012

Brazilian World Youth Day organizers head to Vatican

Mar 22, 2012 - 06:01 pm .- A delegation from the Brazilian organizing committee for World Youth Day Rio will meet in Rome with the Pontifical Council for the Laity to discuss what can be learned from the previous gathering in Madrid and to answer logistical questions.

Anticipation builds as Mexican Catholics await Pope Benedict

Mar 22, 2012 - 05:13 pm .- Just one day before Pope Benedict's arrival in Leon, Mexico, Catholics are counting down the final hours until the Pope makes his first historic visit to the country from March 23-26.

October synod's evangelization document nears launch

Mar 22, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- The document that will guide the deliberations of the world's bishops as they chart the re-evangelization of the West is on the verge of being released.

Religious liberty group calls new mandate proposals inadequate

Mar 22, 2012 - 12:48 pm .- A legal group that works to defend religious freedom says new government recommendations on implementing the federal contraception mandate fail to address religious groups' concerns.

Catholic charity urges EU to help immigrants bring families

Mar 22, 2012 - 12:13 pm .- Catholic charity Caritas Europa has called on the European Union to ensure that immigrants are allowed to bring their families with them as they assimilate into local countries.

Alabama attorney general joins EWTN lawsuit against HHS rule

Mar 22, 2012 - 10:00 am .- The state of Alabama is joining the world's largest religious media network in its lawsuit against the U.S. government's contraception and sterilization coverage mandate.

Movie on Mexico's war against Catholics offers timely lessons

Mar 22, 2012 - 04:00 am .- The producer of a new film that brings to life the fight against the Mexican government’s persecution of Catholics in the 1920s says there are clear parallels to today’s situation in the United States and elsewhere.

Catholic University marks anniversary with 125,000 service hours

Mar 22, 2012 - 02:04 am .- In honor of the 125th anniversary of its founding, The Catholic University of America community in Washington, D.C. completed 125,000 hours of charitable service in just over eight months.

Strip club neighboring convent may violate Ill. law

Mar 22, 2012 - 12:29 am .- A $3 million strip club preparing to open next to a Catholic convent in an Illinois village is in violation of a state “buffer zone,” a legal group representing local residents and the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo has charged.