Archive of June 8, 2012

Women in White confident in Cardinal Ortega's diplomacy

Jun 8, 2012 - 06:22 pm .- Berta Soler, the leader of the protest group Women in White, said she trusts Havana’s archbishop will be able to help end political repression in Cuba, following their recent meeting.

Second nationwide rally shows religious freedom movement has momentum

Jun 8, 2012 - 04:49 pm .- Speakers and attendees at religious freedom rallies across the United States stressed that Americans are committed to defending their liberties from threats like the contraception mandate and that opposition to them is building.

Pope challenges European soccer stars to promote noble virtues

Jun 8, 2012 - 03:59 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is urging those participating in soccer’s 2012 European Championship to promote “noble human values” during the tournament which begins on June 8.

Mandate lawsuits stem from faith, not politics, bishop says

Jun 8, 2012 - 12:45 pm .- The Catholic Church has challenged the U.S. government's contraception mandate to protect faith, not to influence politics, Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik explained in a June 7 USA Today editorial.

Pope names two auxiliary bishops for Rockville Centre diocese

Jun 8, 2012 - 11:16 am .- The Diocese of Rockville Centre on New York’s Long Island will receive two new auxiliary bishops following Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of two priests who will be ordained for the diocese.

Official Rio World Youth Day song to be announced July 22

Jun 8, 2012 - 10:28 am .- Organizers for the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janerio announced that the official song for the event will be released on July 22.

Ga. Catholic parish to produce inspirational movie

Jun 8, 2012 - 04:16 am .- The Atlanta-area St. Catherine of Siena Church is producing a movie called “Five Blocks Away” to tell the story of a young man focused on his career and his social life when new experiences force him to search for “what really matters in life.”

Bishops back Pakistan activist after death threat fears

Jun 8, 2012 - 02:20 am .- The Catholic bishops of Pakistan are giving their “full solidarity and support” to Asma Jahangir, a human rights advocate in Pakistan who says her life is being threatened by factions in the country’s ruling establishment and intelligence services.