Archive of April 25, 2012

Cuban dissident says no disrespect meant by Church outburst

Apr 25, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- Cuban dissident Andres Carrion said he did not intend to offend the Catholic Church when he shouted “freedom” during the papal Mass in the country on March 26.

Dominicans reflect on 50-year legacy of St. Martin de Porres' sainthood

Apr 25, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Fifty years after St. Martin de Porres was canonized, two Peruvian priests from the Convent of St. Dominic in Lima where the 16th century saint lived, praised his many contributions to the Church.

Christians must harmonize work and prayer, Pope teaches

Apr 25, 2012 - 10:52 am .- On April 25, Pope Benedict XVI told over 20,000 pilgrims that they must commit themselves to works of charity, without neglecting prayer as a source of spiritual life.

Proposed Kansas rule may force churches to host same-sex ceremonies

Apr 25, 2012 - 04:04 am .- A proposed ordinance in Hutchinson, Kansas could force individuals and institutions – including Catholic churches – to host and participate in events that violate Church teachings on sexuality.

NY Times writer defends Church teachings in online series

Apr 25, 2012 - 02:04 am .- New York Times writer Ross Douthat has defended Catholic theological and moral teachings, in a series of articles explaining how the Church is not “fundamentalist” but simply “orthodox.”

Judge orders SNAP to turn over abuse records

Apr 25, 2012 - 12:07 am .- A Missouri judge has ordered a group that works with victims of sexual abuse by clergy to turn over decades of records to an accused Catholic priest’s lawyers who want to determine whether the group has been coaching alleged victims and plaintiffs to say they repressed memories of abuse.