Archive of April 4, 2012

Irish broadcaster discontinues program that falsely accused priest

Apr 4, 2012 - 06:50 pm .- Irish broadcaster RTE has ended its current affairs series “Prime Time Investigates” after a news report last year falsely claimed a missionary priest raped and impregnated a minor in Kenya.

Hahn Family spends its first Holy Week in Rome

Apr 4, 2012 - 05:08 pm .- Scott and Kimberly Hahn have been Catholic for over two decades, but this is the first Holy Week they have ever spent in Rome.

Oscar Biscet says religious freedom does not exist in Cuba

Apr 4, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- Cuban doctor and former political prisoner Oscar Elias Biscet noted that while Pope Benedict's recent visit to the country was a success, religious freedom among the island's people remains stifled.

Philadelphia man raises funds for struggling Catholic schools

Apr 4, 2012 - 01:06 pm .- Catholic education is of utmost importance to Al Gabriele, a retired businessman and entrepreneur, whose career most recently was in the printing field. A member of St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Wales, Pa.  he recently finished chairing a highly successful $25 million capital campaign for La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, Pa..

Let Easter Triduum transform you, Pope tells faithful

Apr 4, 2012 - 01:05 pm .- In the final few days of Holy Week, Catholics should recognize that Christ’s love for them is shown by “the total gift of himself on the cross,” said Pope Benedict XVI.

Pontifical university claims conformity with Vatican directive

Apr 4, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru announced on its website that it has taken steps to comply with a Vatican directive to reform its statutes to the teachings of the Church.

Pope calls ‘unforgettable days’ in Mexico, Cuba a success

Apr 4, 2012 - 10:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has thanked the Mexican and Cuban people for providing him with six “unforgettable days of joy and hope that will remain etched in my heart.”

Bishops say new mandate proposals fail to solve problems

Apr 4, 2012 - 08:04 am .- The U.S. bishops said that the government’s latest recommendations on its federal contraception mandate fail to address religious freedom concerns.

'Occupy' movement damages San Francisco Church’s property

Apr 4, 2012 - 04:12 am .- San Francisco's archdiocese is assessing damage to a Church-owned building intended to be a revenue stream for scholarships, following its takeover by “Occupy” activists who were arrested April 2.

US Justice Department drops case against sidewalk counselor

Apr 4, 2012 - 02:07 am .- The U.S. Department of Justice dropped its case against a pro-life sidewalk counselor and agreed to pay $120,000 for the lawsuit after a federal judge ruled that the case should never have been brought to court.

Pope names Archbishop Coleridge to lead Brisbane Catholics

Apr 4, 2012 - 12:26 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Australian Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Canberra-Goulburn as the new Archbishop of Brisbane.