Archive of April 3, 2012

Obama policies may be effort to court non-religious voters

Apr 3, 2012 - 06:00 pm .- Recent policies by the Obama administration that have isolated many American Catholics may be part of an election strategy to reach out to non-Christian and non-religious voters, says one political scientist who specializes in Catholic research.

Colombia attorney general calls for reversal of abortion ruling

Apr 3, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- The attorney general in Colombia urged the country’s Constitutional Court to overturn an appeal's court ruling allowing an abortion to be performed on a minor girl.

Colombian rebels release 10 hostages held since 1998

Apr 3, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- The International Red Cross Commission confirmed on April 2 that ten hostages kidnapped in 1998 by the Marxist rebel group FARC in Colombia have been released.

Legionaries will sell New York formation center

Apr 3, 2012 - 11:25 am .- The Legionaries of Christ have announced plans to sell their Thornwood property in Westchester County, New York, citing financial strain and fallout from revelations about the late Father Marcial Maciel.

Red Cross faces controversy over possible Haiti hotel

Apr 3, 2012 - 04:12 am .- Recent news that the Red Cross may be planning to build a luxury conference center and hotel in Haiti using donor funds has drawn criticism from local missionaries and charity watchdog groups.

UN women's commission rejects expansion of 'reproductive rights'

Apr 3, 2012 - 02:16 am .- Amid controversy over the “rights” to contraception and abortion, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women concluded its 56th annual meeting without reaching the necessary agreement for a concluding document.

Vatican doctrinal office's new site offers decades of documents

Apr 3, 2012 - 12:03 am .- The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has revised its website and launched a new internet domain name to distribute all of its documents published since the Second Vatican Council.