Archive of July 4, 2012

Pope Benedict reaffirms confidence in Cardinal Bertone

Jul 4, 2012 - 04:15 pm .- As he leaves the Vatican for his summer residence outside of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI voiced full confidence in his embattled Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

Government cannot take away true freedom, Archbishop Chaput teaches

Jul 4, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Government cannot give or take away the ultimate freedom found in obedience to God, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said at the closing Mass of the U.S. bishops' “Fortnight for Freedom.”

Italian religious liberty expert worries US on path to anti-Christian violence

Jul 4, 2012 - 04:05 am .- The head of Italy's new religious liberty watchdog group warned that present threats of “discriminatory legislation” in the U.S. could eventually result in violence against Christians in America.

Vatican releases liturgical texts for ordinariate use in matrimony, funerals

Jul 4, 2012 - 02:08 am .- The Holy See has announced the first liturgical texts approved for use around the world by the Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans who have become Catholic.

New women's magazine aims to encourage and uplift

Jul 4, 2012 - 12:04 am .- The creators of a new magazine for women hope that their publication will offer a fresh perspective that connects with modern American women and provides encouragement and affirmation.