Archive of April 13, 2012

Catholic League: 'Three Stooges' movie wrong to mock nuns

Apr 13, 2012 - 04:46 pm .- The new “The Three Stooges” movie departs from the classic comedy series by mocking nuns, Catholic League president Bill Donohue has argued.

Cardinal stresses spiritual meaning of Christian volunteer work

Apr 13, 2012 - 03:40 pm .- Catholics can proclaim the Gospel through their acts of service for others, the Pope's director of charitable activities said as he presented a new book on the Church's volunteer efforts.

Brazil's bishops condemn abortion legalization in cases of anencephaly

Apr 13, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- The Bishops of Brazil condemned the local Supreme Court's 8-2 vote on April 12 legalizing abortion in cases of unborn babies with anencephaly.

Church grieves death of Bishop Agustin Román, leader of Cuban exiles

Apr 13, 2012 - 09:37 am .- Catholics worldwide are grieving the death of retired Bishop Agustin A. Román of Miami, considered the leader of the Cuban community in exile, who passed away on the evening of April 11 at the age of 83.

University forces Vanderbilt Catholic group to change its name

Apr 13, 2012 - 04:00 am .- Forced to leave campus for reasons of conscience, Vanderbilt University's Catholic student organization has now been ordered by the university to change its name.

Conn. Catholic Conference praises repeal of death penalty

Apr 13, 2012 - 02:07 am .- The Connecticut legislature’s passage of a bill to abolish the death penalty is “a wonderful step in the right direction,” says Michael C. Culhane, director of the state's Catholic conference.

Vatican consultant defends Cardinal Schönborn in parish council flap

Apr 13, 2012 - 12:16 am .- An Italian politician and papal consultant has defended Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schönborn's choice to reinstate an Austrian parish council member living in a homosexual partnership.