Archive of May 17, 2012

Legion leaders regret not acting sooner in Fr. Williams case

May 17, 2012 - 04:15 pm .- Leaders of the Legionaries of Christ have apologized for not acting more quickly in the case of Father Thomas Williams, who acknowledged on May 15 that he fathered a child several years ago.

Spain would save $72 million by axing abortion funding

May 17, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- The spokesman for the organization Right to Life in Spain, Gador Joya, said eliminating abortion funding from the federal budget would save Spain nearly $72 million.

Vatican laicizes Canadian bishop convicted for child pornography

May 17, 2012 - 12:32 pm .- The Vatican has dismissed from the clerical state a Canadian bishop who pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography.

Lima archdiocese issues clarification on priest stripped of faculties

May 17, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- The Archdiocese of Lima issued a statement clarifying the decision by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani to strip local priest Father Gaston Garatea of his ministerial faculties.

Austrian chancellor’s son tells how faith helped him survive Nazis

May 17, 2012 - 04:19 am .- Kurt von Schuschnigg Jr., son of the former chancellor of Austria, says that his Catholic faith helped him get through difficult times during World War II and now guides the way that he looks back at past events.

Cardinal Dolan's arrival on Twitter draws thousands

May 17, 2012 - 02:08 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York debuted on Twitter last week, adapting his engaging, humorous style to the popular microblogging site and quickly becoming the third most followed cardinal.

Archdiocese of Washington slams Georgetown's Sebelius invite

May 17, 2012 - 12:02 am .- The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has condemned Georgetown University's invitation to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to speak during commencement weekend.