Archive of March 30, 2012

UK celebrates 30 years of diplomacy with Vatican

Mar 30, 2012 - 07:06 pm .- Today the United Kingdom marked 30 years of full diplomatic relations with the Holy See with a one-day conference in Rome.

Cardinal Dolan says HHS mandate fight 'tough' but winnable

Mar 30, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says that although opponents of the federal contraception mandate face a difficult struggle, religious groups can achieve victory through persistence.

Week of missions to precede World Youth Day in Rio

Mar 30, 2012 - 02:31 pm .- World Youth Day Rio 2013 will be preceded by a week of missions throughout Brazil before hundreds of thousands of pilgrims arrive for the global youth event next summer.

Catholics in Italy told ashes of dead cannot be scattered

Mar 30, 2012 - 01:44 pm .- The Catholic Church in Italy has issued new guidelines that rule out scattering the cremated remains of a person or the keeping them in an urn at home.

Chilean bishops condemn brutal murder of gay man

Mar 30, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- Bishops in Chile have condemned the murder of Daniel Zamudio, a gay man who was gruesomely beaten and succumbed to his injuries on March 27 after being in a coma for nearly four weeks.

Cardinal Burke calls young converts 'beautiful' image of God's grace

Mar 30, 2012 - 04:03 am .- Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, head of the Vatican's highest court, described the beauty of receiving two young Americans in Rome into the Catholic Church.

Organizers: Rio World Youth Day will be experience of Christ's open arms

Mar 30, 2012 - 12:04 am .- If someone asks what World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro will be like, the event’s organizers believe they have the perfect answer – the open arms of the city’s famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.