Archive of May 24, 2012

Religious freedom caucuses planned for every state legislature

May 24, 2012 - 04:12 pm .- Advocates of religious liberty have announced plans to launch religious freedom caucuses in all 50 state legislatures in order to fight against the erosion of religious liberty at the local level.

Bolivian bishops urge against passage of gay union law

May 24, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- The bishops of Bolivia told the country's lawmakers that the State has the duty to protect marriage between a man and a woman, urging them to not adopt a that a bill allowing same-sex unions.

Pope says personal conversion is first step of New Evangelization

May 24, 2012 - 03:48 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told the bishops of Italy today that personal holiness is an indispensable first step to reconverting their country and the Western world to Christianity.

Pope blesses world-traveling cross honoring Christ's resurrection

May 24, 2012 - 12:28 pm .- Before his Wednesday General Audience this week, Pope Benedict blessed a large wooden cross that will travel to the capitals of the world marking the 2000th anniversary of Christ’s Resurrection in 2033.

Vatican publishes guidelines on apparitions, private revelations

May 24, 2012 - 12:13 pm .- The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has published guidelines to help the Church worldwide handle claims of private revelations and apparitions.

New organization mobilizes lay Catholics for public square

May 24, 2012 - 04:01 am .- As concerns over threats to religious liberty continue to mount, a growing Catholic organization aims to help lay men and women take action to protect conscience rights and religious freedom.

New cloister for Benedictine monks dedicated in Holy Land

May 24, 2012 - 02:23 am .- High-ranking Catholic churchmen dedicated a new cloister on May 17 at a Benedictine monastery built at the site where Jesus miraculously multiplied loaves and fishes.

In 2012, more Americans identify as pro-life

May 24, 2012 - 12:07 am .- The number of pro-life Americans is near an all-time high, while those who self-identify as pro-choice are at a record low, according to a new Gallup survey.