Archive of April 10, 2012

Report finds few abuse allegations against Catholic clergy in 2011

Apr 10, 2012 - 08:05 pm .- Law enforcement found only seven credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors against Catholic clergy in the U.S. in 2010 and 2011, though more abuse victims from past decades have come forward, according to the latest report on child protection in the Catholic Church.

Vatican declares Cuban priest-educator ‘venerable’

Apr 10, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- Servant of God Fr. Felix Varela, a 19th-century educator and slavery abolitionist who advocated for Cuban independence, has been declared “venerable” by Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of his heroic virtues

Pontifical University in Peru rejects Vatican deadline

Apr 10, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru says it refuses to comply with a Vatican deadline to reform its statutes until an unrelated legal dispute with the Archdiocese of Lima has been resolved.

Eduardo Verastegui plays Jesus in Peru's Way of the Cross

Apr 10, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Mexican actor and pro-life advocate Eduardo Verastegui played the role of Jesus in a Good Friday Way of the Cross in the northern Peruvian province of Piura.

Thousands join Catholic Church on Easter

Apr 10, 2012 - 09:27 am .- Thousands of new Catholics were baptized and thousands more Christians were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter vigil last weekend.

Contrasting reasons given for canceling Vatican stem cell congress

Apr 10, 2012 - 06:01 am .- Officials at the Pontifical Academy for Life are offering two different and contrasting explanations for canceling a controversial summit that would have included embryonic stem cell researchers.

Catholic University students help design hermitage in busy DC

Apr 10, 2012 - 03:36 am .- Architecture students at The Catholic University of America are seeing their design efforts come to life through a project to build a modern-day hermitage in the middle of Washington, D.C.