Archive of June 1, 2012

Pope calls family the foundation of a new Christian culture

Jun 1, 2012 - 07:04 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI began his visit to Milan for the 7th World Meeting of Families by challenging the northern Italian city to create a future built upon the Christian family.

Archbishop Sartain stresses dedication to addressing religious sisters' issues

Jun 1, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle says he is dedicated to addressing concerns regarding the Leadership Conference of Women Religious “in an atmosphere of openness, honesty, integrity and fidelity to the Church’s faith.”

Brazil's Copacabana Beach, air force base to be main WYD sites

Jun 1, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- A Brazilian bishop and top organizer revealed today that Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Air Base will be the venues for the main events of World Youth Day Rio 2013.

Priest urges correct understanding of JPII's 'Theology of the Body'

Jun 1, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- In a new guest column, Fr. Gregory Gresko discusses how a flawed interpretation of Blessed John Paul II's seminal work on human sexuality can lead to a fundamentally wrong understanding of sex.

Mary’s life reminds us to trust God’s plan, Pope says

Jun 1, 2012 - 11:20 am .- The Virgin Mary’s docility to the will of God should remind everybody that the Lord has a plan for each of us, Pope Benedict XVI said at the conclusion of a Rosary vigil to mark the end of May.

LCWR accuses Vatican investigation of using 'flawed process'

Jun 1, 2012 - 09:42 am .- The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is arguing that the Vatican’s recent assessment of the organization was “based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency.”

Denver archbishop: HHS mandate an attempt to remove religion from society

Jun 1, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Denver's newly-appointed archbishop says the federal contraception mandate is the result of a larger push to remove religion from the public sphere.

Wash. diocese reaches sex abuse agreement to save parishes

Jun 1, 2012 - 02:04 am .- The Diocese of Spokane, Wash. has reached a mediation agreement in a sex abuse suit that will save parishes from foreclosure, reduce the diocese's legal fees and compensate victims, Bishop Blase J. Cupich announced.

Sex-selection abortion ban draws majority support but fails in House

Jun 1, 2012 - 12:03 am .- Despite gaining the support of more than half of the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill to prohibit abortions based on the sex of the unborn child was defeated on May 31.