Archive of April 19, 2012

Vatican's UN observer says Americans must defend global religious liberty

Apr 19, 2012 - 06:07 pm .- American Catholics must defend authentic religious freedom around the world to prevent the threat of religious persecution at home, said the head Vatican representative to the United Nations.

Ailing Venezuelan bishop says President Chavez must repent

Apr 19, 2012 - 02:27 pm .- Retired Bishop Eduardo Herrera Riera of Carora, who is suffering from terminal cancer, called on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to repent of his “injustices” against the country.

West Virginia bishop denies sexual abuse allegations

Apr 19, 2012 - 11:20 am .- Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charelston, W.Va. denied allegations of sex abuse against him during April 18 court proceedings in the criminal trial against a Pennsylvania priest.

Archbishop Gomez: Year of Faith is Pope's best anniversary present

Apr 19, 2012 - 10:17 am .- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles says the forthcoming Year of Faith is the best present Pope Benedict could give the Church as he marks his seventh anniversary as pontiff.

Supporters say Natural Family Planning celebrates sexuality, life

Apr 19, 2012 - 04:04 am .- While debates over contraception dominate national headlines, promoters of Natural Family Planning aim to impart the depth of Church teaching on human sexuality to younger generations.

Creator of Bible-based Facebook game lauds internet evangelism

Apr 19, 2012 - 02:03 am .- The internet and social media provide countless opportunities to reach people with God’s message, says the creative force behind the new Bible-based Facebook game “The Journey of Moses.”

Catholic group won't endorse Romney before VP pick

Apr 19, 2012 - 12:09 am .- Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president is such a critical decision that Catholic Advocate has said it will not endorse the candidate until his running mate is announced.