Archive of May 2, 2012

Vatican strengthens Caritas statutes over Catholic identity concerns

May 2, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church’s confederation of charitable and development agencies, will become more accountable to the Vatican under new guidelines published May 2.

Benedict XVI: Be faithful to God like Bl. John Paul II

May 2, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- On Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the first anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s beatification in St. Peter’s Square on May 1, 2011.

Concerns remain despite promises of safety for Chinese activist

May 2, 2012 - 01:50 pm .- A blind pro-life advocate who has spoken out against China’s brutal one-child policy has been offered promises of safety from Chinese government officials, but new reports suggest that he is now asking to leave the country.

St. Stephen’s death shows importance of Scripture, Pope says

May 2, 2012 - 01:12 pm .- As he reflected on the life and death of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Pope Benedict said that reading Sacred Scripture helps develop a prayerful relationship with God.

Pope names two new auxiliary bishops for Brooklyn

May 2, 2012 - 11:14 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named two new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn, the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. announced May 2.

Calif. marriage bill called 'Trojan horse' for redefinition effort

May 2, 2012 - 04:07 am .- Homosexual advocacy groups have lent their support to a supposed “religious freedom” bill, criticized by Catholics in California as a deceptive effort to redefine the meaning of marriage.

Criticism mounts against Dan Savage address to teens

May 2, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Gay activist and anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage continues to draw criticism despite backtracking from his insults launched against Christian students at a youth event.

Study finds cohabitation leading to delayed marriages in US

May 2, 2012 - 12:01 am .- A federal report on national family growth found that many young adults in the U.S. are postponing marriage and instead choosing “to cohabit with a partner,” despite the fact that doing so increases the likelihood of a later divorce.