Archive of May 18, 2012

Trust Pope's judgment on SSPX deal, senior rabbi says

May 18, 2012 - 06:33 pm .- A leading American rabbi and Holocaust refugee says people should trust Pope Benedict’s judgment when it comes to the Church possibly readmitting the Society of St. Pius X, which has a bishop who denied the scale of the Holocaust.

Pope praying for renewal of US women religious

May 18, 2012 - 04:45 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says he is praying that a renewal of female religious life in the United States will “recapture a sense of the sublime dignity and beauty of the consecrated life.”

Priests condemn city's move banning bishop from events

May 18, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Priests in Spain voiced support for a local bishop after a city council adopted a motion banning him from official city events over his remarks criticizing dangerous behaviors within the gay community.

Actor admires Mexican martyr’s strong defense of the faith

May 18, 2012 - 03:09 pm .- Mauricio Kuri has come to believe that, like the teenage Mexican martyr he plays in the upcoming film “For Greater Glory,” people must stand up for religious freedom.

Pope says immigrants could revitalize US Church

May 18, 2012 - 02:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says that Catholic immigrants to the United States could play a crucial role in the renewal of the Church and society.

Sebelius petition with 35,000 signatures reaches Georgetown president

May 18, 2012 - 11:50 am .- A petition with tens of thousands of signatures was recently delivered to the president of Georgetown University in protest of a decision to honor U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius with an invitation to speak at a commencement weekend ceremony.

Italian journalist publishes book of Vatican leaks

May 18, 2012 - 09:39 am .- Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi reveals private Vatican correspondence in a new book containing a collection of letters titled, “Sua Santita (His Holiness).”

Law professor says flawed view of sex threatens religious freedom

May 18, 2012 - 04:09 am .- A law professor at George Mason University believes that current threats to religious freedom are intrinsically connected to the modern understanding that “sexual freedom is about shaping yourself.”

Parish threatened, harassed over sign opposing 'gay marriage'

May 18, 2012 - 02:29 am .- A Massachusetts Catholic parish has received threats of arson and other harassing messages after posting a sign with the Church's position on same-sex “marriage.”

Senator proposes adding prayer to WWII memorial

May 18, 2012 - 12:01 am .- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has introduced a bill to place President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day prayer on the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.