Archive of April 11, 2012

Santorum’s linkage of morals, economy could have lasting impact

Apr 11, 2012 - 04:10 pm .- As Rick Santorum ends his bid for president, political analysts are suggesting that his campaign may significantly affect the national discussion of morality.

New smart phone app launched for WYD Rio 2013

Apr 11, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Organizers for World Youth Day Rio 2013 have launched a new app allowing users to track the WYD Pilgrim Cross and Icon of the Virgin Mary as they make their way around Brazil.

Catholic Voices heeds Pope's call for public witness in US

Apr 11, 2012 - 03:17 pm .- The recently-formed Catholic Voices USA organization is seeking volunteers to defend Church teachings, in response to Pope Benedict XVI's recent call for an effective witness in public life.

Pope grieves passing of Puerto Rico's Cardinal Aponte

Apr 11, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- Pope Benedict grieved the death of Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of Puerto Rico, who passed away at the age of 89 on April 10 – the same day he was ordained to the priesthood 62 years earlier.

Christ's resurrection offers freedom from fear, Pope teaches

Apr 11, 2012 - 11:18 am .- Believers in Christ can look to his resurrection as a source of fearless confidence, Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at his first general audience of the 2012 Easter season.

Study finds new religious vocations are younger, more educated

Apr 11, 2012 - 04:13 am .- A recent study of men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2011 shows that new members of religious orders are younger and more educated than those in the past.

Catholic University of America celebrates 125th anniversary

Apr 11, 2012 - 02:18 am .- The Catholic University of America celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding on April 10, an occasion that brought “cordial good wishes” from Pope Benedict XVI.

Catholic bishops back Neb. bill to help pregnant immigrants

Apr 11, 2012 - 12:01 am .- The Catholic bishops of Nebraska have praised the state legislature’s vote to restore taxpayer-funded access to prenatal care for poor pregnant women regardless of their immigration status or whether they are imprisoned.