Archive of April 20, 2012

Women's religious conference 'stunned' by Vatican reform announcement

Apr 20, 2012 - 05:31 pm .- The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) says that it “was stunned” by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's recent assessment of the group.

Priest mourns death of young Italian soccer star

Apr 20, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- During the funeral Mass for a young Italian soccer star who died suddenly during a match on April 14, Father Luciano Manenti of the Diocese of Bergamo said the tragedy provides believers with an opportunity to reflect on their faith and the fragility of life.

World famous orchestra 'deeply honored' to play for Pope

Apr 20, 2012 - 12:57 pm .- The managing director of the world famous Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig said playing for Pope Benedict XVI April 21 is the pinnacle of the orchestra’s long and illustrious history.

Chilean archbishop shuts down Priestly Union

Apr 20, 2012 - 11:15 am .- Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile has decided to canonically disband the Priestly Union of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, led for many years by disgraced priest Father Fernando Karadima.

America needs religious awakening, Supreme Knight says

Apr 20, 2012 - 04:01 am .- The leader of the Knights of Columbus called for strong Catholic witnesses to defend religious liberty before a gathering of roughly 1000 members of the faith in Washington, D.C.

US bishops oppose budget cuts to poverty assistance

Apr 20, 2012 - 02:04 am .- The U.S. bishops voiced concerns that proposed budget cuts for the 2013 fiscal year could adversely impact the most vulnerable members of society.

Lewd manger scene on 'The Daily Show' draws Catholic outrage

Apr 20, 2012 - 12:12 am .- A lewd picture on “The Daily Show” that placed a Nativity scene manger ornament between a naked woman's spread legs provoked heavy criticism and the threat of a boycott from Catholics.