Archive of April 2, 2012

Irish broadcaster faces penalties after falsely accusing priest of rape

Apr 2, 2012 - 05:37 pm .- Ireland’s national broadcaster RTÉ is likely to face charges of anti-Catholic bias following a soon-to-be-published report into why it falsely accused a priest of raping a minor and fathering a child.

Cristero martyrs show importance of religious freedom in Mexico

Apr 2, 2012 - 04:12 pm .- Lourdes Varguez Garcia is the granddaughter of one of the many Catholics who defended their faith during rampant religious persecution in Mexico from 1917-1925. 

Bl. John Paul’s inspiration continues as World Youth Day heads to Brazil

Apr 2, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Seven years after his death, Blessed Pope John Paul II is inspiring those organizing the 2013 World Youth Day in Brazil.

Eight arrested in Mexico for sacrificing victims to 'Saint Death'

Apr 2, 2012 - 02:15 pm .- Eight people in the Mexican state of Sonora were detained on March 27 as suspects in the murder of two children and an adult woman during a ritual sacrifice to “Saint Death.”

Spanish soccer team supported by nuns' prayers

Apr 2, 2012 - 12:13 pm .- Argentinean coach Marcelo Bielsa – whose soccer team from Bilbao is making headlines with a winning record in the Europa League – revealed that he gets “help from on high” through the prayers of a Spanish community of cloistered nuns.

Seven years after death, Bl. John Paul II remains 'alive and present'

Apr 2, 2012 - 11:48 am .- Blessed John Paul II remains alive with God, continuing to offer his prayers for the Church on earth, the head of the Holy See Press Office said on the seventh anniversary of the late Pope's death.