Archive of June 22, 2012

Supreme Knight urges Catholics to put faith first while voting

Jun 22, 2012 - 09:00 pm .- Catholic voters must demand respect for their moral convictions and the Church's freedom in 2012 and beyond, the head of the Knights of Columbus said in a June 22 speech.

Philadelphia archdiocese apologizes after conviction in abuse case

Jun 22, 2012 - 04:45 pm .- In response to the jury decision in the trial of former Archdiocese of Philadelphia official Monsignor William J. Lynn, the archdiocese has offered a “heartfelt apology” to all abuse victims and expressed commitment to child safety and “reform and renewal.”

Mexico to host contemporary art exhibit on Our Lady of Charity

Jun 22, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- A contemporary art exhibit highlighting the relationship between the Cuban government and the Archdiocese of Mexico City will open on June 24 at the Cathedral of Mexico City.

Archbishop Lori kicks-off Fortnight for Freedom with call to action

Jun 22, 2012 - 12:26 pm .- Catholics must fight against forces seeking to remove the influence of religion from American culture, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore told over 1,000 Catholics at a Mass beginning a 14-day campaign for religious freedom.

Pope examines why Latin American Catholics join evangelical churches

Jun 22, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Pope Benedict believes that Catholics who convert to evangelical Christianity often do so because they experience a lack of fervor, joy and community within Catholic parishes – rather than for doctrinal reasons.

Youngest bishop to attend Vatican II dies at 84

Jun 22, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- Archbishop Emeritus Alcides Mendoza Castro of Cusco, Peru, who at 34 was the youngest bishop to attend the Second Vatican Council, has died at the age of 84.

Catholic group launches 'virtual vigil' for religious freedom

Jun 22, 2012 - 04:05 am .- A Catholic grassroots organization in the nation’s capital is organizing a virtual march for religious freedom to accompany the Fortnight for Freedom that is currently underway throughout the country.

Scholars defend findings of difficulties among same-sex parented children

Jun 22, 2012 - 02:21 am .- A group of social scientists has lamented the “sustained and sensational criticism” from news media about a study that showed increased difficulties and negative outcomes among young adult children of parents who have had same-sex relationships.

Legal experts say HHS dispute pits government against God

Jun 22, 2012 - 12:05 am .- The HHS contraception mandate shows the federal government asserting its own authority as a “rival” to God, legal scholars warned, as the U.S. Church began two weeks of action for religious freedom.