Archive of July 12, 2012

New documentary released on Catholic heroine who confronted Nazis

Jul 12, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- The heroic life of Magdalena Truel Larrabure, a young Catholic woman died at the hands of Nazis during World War II, is the focus of a documentary by film director Luis Enrique Cam.

'Vatileaks' committee to deliver findings to Pope next week

Jul 12, 2012 - 03:11 pm .- The special Commission of Cardinals established by Pope Benedict XVI to investigate the leak of confidential Vatican documents is on the verge of presenting its discoveries.

Vatican official says movies play role in evangelizing culture

Jul 12, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- At the recent International Catholic Film Festival's award ceremony in Rome, the head of the Vatican's council for culture said movies can aid the task of evangelizing modern society.

Family planning summit neglects women's real needs

Jul 12, 2012 - 11:52 am .- A critic of the London Family Planning Summit says that the international gathering does not address the true needs of pregnant women in developing countries, lacks safeguards against coercive campaigns, and includes some countries and organizations that want to promote abortion access.

Christianity changing lives of India's 'untouchables'

Jul 12, 2012 - 04:07 am .- A human rights group in India says Christianity has brought slow but lasting change to the country's Dalits or “untouchables,” especially for the community's women who are often victims of prostitution and human trafficking.

Orchestra performance inspires Pope's message on peace

Jul 12, 2012 - 02:09 am .- Pope Benedict XVI believes that music can help bring different nations and creeds together – as shown by the renowned West-Eastern Divan Orchestra that performed for him to mark St. Benedict’s Day July 11.

Congressman wants ambassador to Vietnam fired over human rights issues

Jul 12, 2012 - 12:07 am .- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has called for the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear, charging that he has marginalized human rights and religious freedom concerns.