Archive of July 13, 2012

Young people flood Rio for launch of World Youth Day prayer

Jul 13, 2012 - 08:10 pm .- On the evening of July 13, thousands of young people flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the release of the official World Youth Day prayer as preparations for next year's global youth event continue.

Japan's bishops protest police intrusion, arrest in Catholic church

Jul 13, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Japanese bishops' conference sent a letter of protest to the government after police entered a Catholic church without notice or warrant to arrest a Filipino layman for not carrying a passport.

Friendship with Pope one of Italian president’s greatest highlights

Jul 13, 2012 - 02:07 pm .- He may be an ex-communist and avowed atheist but Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano says becoming friends with Pope Benedict XVI has been a highlight of his six years as the Italian head of state.

Vatican OKs investigation into Cora Evans sainthood cause

Jul 13, 2012 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican has approved a complete investigation into the cause of sainthood of a former Mormon wife and mother who reported visions of Jesus and a mission to promote “The Mystical Humanity of Christ.”

'For Greater Glory' makes it to theaters in Latin America

Jul 13, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- After successful runs at the box office in Mexico and the U.S., the film “For Greater Glory,” which shows the religious persecution in Mexico in the 1920s, will arrive in theaters in Latin America.

Arlington diocese seeks to strengthen teaching with fidelity oath

Jul 13, 2012 - 11:57 am .- The Diocese of Arlington hopes to strengthen teaching in Catholic schools and churches, by asking religious instructors to promise allegiance to the Church's teachings, even on controversial subjects.

'Mom of the Year' nominee refused abortion despite cancer battle

Jul 13, 2012 - 04:02 am .- The women who were nominated for Walmart’s Canadian “Mom of the Year” contest have many outstanding qualities, but few can claim they fought off breast cancer and gave birth to their seventh child at the same time.

Interim leader of Egyptian Catholic Copts is hopeful after election

Jul 13, 2012 - 02:16 am .- Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos William has said he is optimistic about the future of Egypt following the country’s presidential election.

Legion, Regnum Christi to engage in 'joint reflection' toward new rules

Jul 13, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's representative has asked the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi to consider their needs and realities jointly, to prepare for the drafting of new constitutions.