Archive of July 16, 2012

Pope to speak on 'crisis of democracy'

Jul 16, 2012 - 05:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will use his annual message for the 46th World Day of Peace this Jan. 1 to examine the “worrying crisis of democracy,” the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said July 16.

Gold coins from the Crusades found in Israel

Jul 16, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Israeli archeologists have found more than one hundred gold coins from the time of the Crusades, when conflict arose between Muslims and Christians over control of the Holy Land.

Scottish cardinal calls for referendum on same-sex 'marriage'

Jul 16, 2012 - 03:25 pm .- Cardinal Keith P. O’Brien of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has challenged the Scottish government to hold a nationwide referendum on same-sex “marriage,” following its commitment to schedule a vote for independence.

Bishops commit to sustainable development in Colombia

Jul 16, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The Bishops' Conference of Colombia has committed to work for comprehensive and sustainable development in Colombia together with “the State, the mining industry and the Colombian people.”

Pope presents St. Teresa of Avila as model for evangelization

Jul 16, 2012 - 10:35 am .- Pope Benedict XVI believes that 16th-century Saint Teresa of Avila is a model for current efforts to launch the New Evangelization.