Archive of April 17, 2012

St. Pius X Society gives mixed response to Vatican

Apr 17, 2012 - 06:07 pm .- The breakaway Society of St. Pius X has given its assent to a statement of doctrinal belief presented to it by the Vatican, but with some suggested amendments to the text.

Peru's Pontifical University gets new Vatican deadline

Apr 17, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru has reportedly been given a final deadline of April 18 to comply with the Vatican's demand that it bring its statutes in line with Church teaching.

Sacrifice of Titanic's Catholic priests recalled on 100th anniversary

Apr 17, 2012 - 03:05 pm .- Three Catholic priests, including one hailed by Pope Saint Pius X as a martyr for the faith, were among the victims of the Titanic disaster remembered during its 100th anniversary on April 14-15.

Scottish priest dies one week after ordination

Apr 17, 2012 - 11:59 am .- Father Graham Turner, 48, was a priest for only one week when he passed away from leukemia.

EU accused of funding abortion with development money

Apr 17, 2012 - 11:05 am .- Two of the world's largest abortion providers are being funded by the European Union's development aid budget, says a recent report by the non-governmental organization European Dignity Watch.

Indian Jesuit remembered as ‘missionary of communications’

Apr 17, 2012 - 08:52 am .- Fr. Jacob Strampickal, S.J., a major Catholic communications leader in India, died April 14 at the age of 62.

Archbishop Chaput sees US trending against religious liberty

Apr 17, 2012 - 04:07 am .- In an exclusive interview on his new eBook “A Heart on Fire,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says the recent contraception mandate points to a “pattern” of attacks on religious liberty in the U.S.

Bishops say New Evangelization requires lives of witness

Apr 17, 2012 - 01:15 am .- In response to Blessed John Paul II's call to evangelize formerly Christian societies, the Church must build a “culture of witness,” said representatives of the U.S. bishops in a new document.