Archive of March 28, 2012

Pope's message in Cuba touches hearts of Latin Americans

Mar 28, 2012 - 06:31 pm .- The words of hope delivered by Pope Benedict XVI to the people of Cuba at a March 28 Mass are inspiring Latin Americans from countries across the region.

Pope leaves Cuba with call to renew faith, build up society

Mar 28, 2012 - 04:57 pm .- As he concluded his historic trip to Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the people of the island nation to “look again to the faith of your elders” and to “draw from that faith the strength to build a better future.”

Vietnam refuses entry to Cardinal Van Thuan beatification group

Mar 28, 2012 - 02:15 pm .- A delegation of Catholic clerics has been blocked from entering Vietnam to investigate the possible beatification of Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan.

In Revolution Square, Pope praises religious freedom

Mar 28, 2012 - 11:23 am .- Cuba has made progress towards full religious freedom and the government should continue these advances to strengthen society and to allow the Catholic Church to pursue her mission, Pope Benedict XVI said at a huge public Mass in Havana, Cuba.

Pro-life provisions in US bishops' grant ruled unconstitutional

Mar 28, 2012 - 04:08 am .- A federal judge sparked criticism after he ruled unconstitutional the government's accommodation of pro-life beliefs in an anti-human trafficking contract with the U.S. bishops.

Pro-life leaders call for prayer, justice in Trayvon Martin case

Mar 28, 2012 - 02:21 am .- Several pro-life leaders urged prayer and justice in the wake of the Florida shooting of 17-year-old high school student Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch patrolman.

Bishops' conference files brief opposing Ariz. immigration law

Mar 28, 2012 - 12:22 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops' conference asked the Supreme Court to uphold a lower court's judgment against Arizona's controversial immigration law, in an amicus brief filed on March 26.