Archive of April 24, 2012

Bishop calls Eucharist the cure for restless, modern culture

Apr 24, 2012 - 06:08 pm .- Bishop William S. Skylstad, a former president of the U.S. bishops' conference, believes that the Eucharist is the solution for today's anxious and frenetic society.

Bishops urge Supreme Court to reject Arizona immigration law

Apr 24, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on a controversial Arizona immigration law, the bishops' leader on migration issues criticized the legislation for failing to respect human dignity.

On terrorist anniversary, Cardinal calls for end of violence in Peru

Apr 24, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- During the 15th anniversary of the rescue of 71 hostages from the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani issued a new call for an end to violence in Peru.

Beatification of Blessed Mother Maria Ines is Pope's gift to Mexico

Apr 24, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, praised the life of Mother Maria Ines Teresa, calling her beatification a gift from Pope Benedict to Mexico.

Irish Catholic politician answers media critics in abortion fight

Apr 24, 2012 - 11:38 am .- An Irish Catholic politician hit back at media claims that he was “discourteous” to a group of parents who aborted their unborn babies after they were diagnosed with serious fetal abnormalities.

Religious animosity behind Sudan church burning, analyst says

Apr 24, 2012 - 04:08 am .- An expert on international religious freedom said religious hostility should be recognized as the motivation behind a recent Catholic church burning in Sudan.

Canadian media criticized for irresponsible 'exorcism' reporting

Apr 24, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Canadian news outlets are sensationalizing an event that was not treated as demonic possession and did not prompt a search for an exorcist, according to the Diocese of Saskatoon's communications office.

Miami archbishop laments pressures against religious liberty

Apr 24, 2012 - 12:08 am .- Efforts to restrict religious liberty break with American traditions and seek to “delegitimize” the Catholic Church’s participation in public debate, said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami.