Archive of May 15, 2012

Fashion company makes amends for Pope-imam 'kissing' ad

May 15, 2012 - 05:38 pm .- An Italian fashion company has settled a legal conflict with the Vatican, which arose in 2011 after an ad campaign that featured digitally manipulated images of the Pope kissing a Muslim cleric.

Virgin Mary 'greatest source of hope' for Europe's crisis

May 15, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- A top Vatican official called the Virgin Mary the “greatest source of hope” during the economic crisis now facing Spain and most of the countries of Europe.

Colo. civil unions not dead until session’s end, opponents warn

May 15, 2012 - 02:12 pm .- Though a Colorado House committee voted to kill a civil unions bill Monday night, the measure’s opponents have called for continued vigilance until the end of the legislature’s special session.

Prominent Legion priest admits fathering child, issues apology

May 15, 2012 - 12:58 pm .- Father Thomas Williams, one of the most high-profile American members of the Legion of Christ, is leaving public ministry after admitting he fathered a child.

Young activists swell the ranks of Canada's 15th March for Life

May 15, 2012 - 11:03 am .- Canada's 15th annual National March for Life has broken attendance records by a dramatic margin, due in part to rising youth participation in the country's pro-life movement.

Canadians' religious freedom in danger, bishops warn

May 15, 2012 - 08:39 am .- Freedom of religion and conscience are in danger of disappearing from Canadian society, the country's bishops warned on May 14.

Cardinal Dolan charges graduates to live out sacrificial love

May 15, 2012 - 04:31 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, encouraged new college graduates to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by living out “the Law of the Gift.”

Romney says culture's values will determine success of America's future

May 15, 2012 - 02:19 am .- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that the morals and values held by a culture are important because of the role they play in a nation’s ultimate success or failure.

DC archdiocese’s paper hammers Sebelius appearance at Georgetown

May 15, 2012 - 12:32 am .- The Archdiocese of Washington’s newspaper has said that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance as a featured speaker at a Georgetown University awards ceremony is a sign that the prestigious Jesuit school is not standing with the Catholic bishops in defense of religious freedom.