Archive of June 19, 2012

Blueprint for 2012 evangelization synod unveiled

Jun 19, 2012 - 04:46 pm .- The working document that will guide the deliberations of the 2012 synod of bishops on the New Evangelization has been unveiled.

Vatican officials to mark Year of Faith in Peru

Jun 19, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru announced that Vatican officials plan to attend the country's International Theological Congress, held in honor of Pope Benedict's Year of Faith.

New American Bible to be revised into single translation

Jun 19, 2012 - 01:56 pm .- The U.S. bishops have announced a plan to revise the New Testament of the New American Bible so a single version can be used for individual prayer, catechesis and liturgy.

Calif. bishop says defense of marriage encounters challenges, hope

Jun 19, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., emphasized that the U.S. bishops' ongoing efforts to defend marriage are critical in the face of continuing cultural and legal threats.

Cardinal Dolan contrasts true freedom, 'culture of death' in new eBook

Jun 19, 2012 - 04:07 am .- Society faces a choice between true human dignity, and a false concept of freedom culminating in the “culture of death,” New York's Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan explains in his new eBook.

Vancouver archbishop decries 'dangerous' assisted suicide ruling

Jun 19, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver has “strongly” urged the government of British Columbia to appeal a provincial Supreme Court decision to strike down a law banning physician-assisted suicide.

US apostolate offers help to Iraqi archbishop and teachers

Jun 19, 2012 - 12:06 am .- An archbishop and four teachers from Iraq's Kurdistan region are receiving help from a Dallas-based Catholic apostolate, in their effort to expand an English-language school for Chaldean Catholics.