Archive of May 10, 2012

MLK should inspire response to 'gay marriage,' Miami archbishop says

May 10, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- The legacy of Martin Luther King and the American civil rights movement of the 1960s should inspire Catholics in their response to President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, says Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami.

Cuban dissident detained for third time this year

May 10, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation denounced the Castro regime for jailing prominent Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer for the third time so far in 2012.

Pope advances causes of two possible US saints

May 10, 2012 - 03:59 pm .- Two figures in U.S. Catholic history, a 19th century bishop and a 20th century religious sister, moved closer to possible sainthood with a May 10 decree from the Pope approving their public veneration.

Cardinal Dolan: Obama's 'gay marriage' support undermines society

May 10, 2012 - 02:06 pm .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is charging President Barack Obama with undermining the “very cornerstone of society” by supporting “gay marriage.”

Bolivian bishops call for end to violent protests

May 10, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- In response to recent violent protests in the country, the Bishops of Bolivia called on public authorities to avoid confrontations in order to bring about authentic and responsible dialogue.

Irish College in Rome changes staff after apostolic visitation

May 10, 2012 - 11:37 am .- Three of the four senior staff members at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome are stepping down from their posts after a Vatican investigation concluded Ireland’s seminaries are not doing enough to promote Catholic orthodoxy.

Raleigh bishop grateful N. Carolina marriage amendment passed

May 10, 2012 - 04:11 am .- Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh thanked North Carolina voters for passing a marriage amendment that gives constitutional protections to the definition of marriage.

Colo. civil unions bill could revive in special session

May 10, 2012 - 02:01 am .- A proposal to create civil unions died in the Colorado House on May 8 in the contentious final days of the legislative session, but the issue could revive because Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for a special session to address the bill.

Santorum endorses Romney after meeting on key issues

May 10, 2012 - 12:01 am .- Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum has formally endorsed Mitt Romney for president, voicing confidence in Romney’s stance on key issues such as marriage and family.