Archive of June 16, 2012

News analyst examines media failures on Catholic issues

Jun 16, 2012 - 04:47 pm .- News media coverage has “ranged from imbalanced to near-fraudulent” in its contrasting reports on the religious freedom rallies and the controversy over Vatican action towards the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, media observer Mollie Hemingway says.

Heart transplant provides new outlook, inspiration on life

Jun 16, 2012 - 01:04 pm .- John Trommelen makes certain to devote every Thursday to helping ease the fears of organ-transplant patients at Newark Beth Israel Hospital with simple gestures: a reassuring word or a hug.

Some think new bishops in Ireland should be non-Irish

Jun 16, 2012 - 07:31 am .- A leading commentator on the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland is asking the Vatican to consider appointing non-Irish bishops to currently vacant dioceses on the Emerald Isle.