Archive of May 11, 2012

Fr. Robert Barron to head Mundelein Seminary

May 11, 2012 - 06:18 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has named Catholic communicator and evangelist Father Robert L. Barron as the rector and president of the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary.

Controversy continues as Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years

May 11, 2012 - 05:54 pm .- Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Girl Scouts of the USA is continuing to fall under scrutiny for its alleged connections to groups that promote abortion, contraception and homosexuality.

Pope to create Australian ordinariate for Anglicans

May 11, 2012 - 04:45 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will continue the expansion of the new Catholic Church structure created for former Anglicans by launching an ordinariate for Australia on June 15.

Families reject 'academy of prostitution' in Spain

May 11, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- The World Congress of Families condemned a “heartless” group which they believe is taking advantage of Spain's economic crisis in creating an “academy of prostitution” in Valencia.

Pope's appeal even 'more pressing' after deadly Syrian blast

May 11, 2012 - 12:59 pm .- Syrian rebels and officials were urged to heed Pope Benedict XVI's call for peace and dialogue, after two suicide bombings killed 55 people in Damascus on May 10.

Pope troubled over Mexican drug trafficking violence

May 11, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- The former head of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, said Pope Benedict is very concerned about the violence in Mexico caused by the drug trade.

Colo. Catholic Conference rallies opposition to civil unions special session

May 11, 2012 - 09:13 am .- The Colorado Catholic Conference and the Catholic bishops of Colorado are urging voters to oppose Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s call for a special legislative session to vote on civil unions legislation.

Head of pontifical academy offers apology, affirms pro-life commitment

May 11, 2012 - 04:12 am .- The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has expressed his full commitment to the “Gospel of Life,” and apologized for communications that were seen as dismissing members' ethical concerns.

Bishops publish blessing for unborn child

May 11, 2012 - 12:36 am .- Ahead of Mother’s Day, the U.S. bishops’ conference has published a prayer to bless an unborn child, the child’s pregnant mother, the child’s father and the child’s family.