Archive of May 3, 2012

Bishop says Church leaders must preach Christ as alive and present

May 3, 2012 - 06:03 pm .- Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs told his fellow bishops that they must never reduce Christ “to the status of a wise man,” but preach that he is alive and present in the modern world.

Chen Guangcheng tells Congress he wants US sanctuary

May 3, 2012 - 04:45 pm .- The blind Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng has confirmed that he wants to leave his country for the United States and is asking the Obama administration to help him.

At 70 years-old, grandmother is now cloistered nun in Spain

May 3, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- A 70-year-old widow, who is a mother of three and grandmother of five, made her solemn vows as a Poor Clare contemplative nun in the town of Canals in Spain.

Pope warns doctors of relativism impacting medicine

May 3, 2012 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI used a May 3 address to doctors and medical students to warn that the spread of relativism is resulting in scientific advances having “unpredictable consequences.”

Colombia recalls massacre of 78 civilians killed by rebel group

May 3, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- On May 2, 2002, Colombian rebels known as the FARC massacred 78 people – including 48 children, several pregnant women and a newborn – in what's known as the worst assault by the Marxist group on civilians in the last decade.

Religious freedom expert faults Obama’s prayer proclamation

May 3, 2012 - 04:06 am .- A legal expert in religious freedom believes that President Barack Obama’s recent prayer proclamation reflects a wider problem of viewing constitutional protections for religious liberty as being limited to “mere belief.”

Irish cardinal slams BBC for distorting role in abuse case

May 3, 2012 - 02:29 am .- Cardinal Sean B. Brady of Armagh, Ireland has denounced a BBC documentary on clerical abuse, saying he does not deserve blame for the results of a decades-old investigation in which he played a subordinate role.