Archive of July 19, 2012

Hearing outlines forced marriages, conversions in Egypt

Jul 19, 2012 - 04:45 pm .- A recent hearing in the nation's capital drew attention to the growing accounts of Coptic women in Egypt being kidnapped and forced to marry and convert to Islam against their will.

Marian celebration draws hundreds of thousands to Argentina

Jul 19, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Some 300,000 people participated in the 112th anniversary of the Pontifical Coronation of Our Lady of Itati, the patroness of the province of Corrientes in Argentina.

Our Sunday Visitor becomes English distributor for Vatican newspaper

Jul 19, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- The world's largest English-language Catholic publisher, Our Sunday Visitor, has reached an exclusive deal to distribute a translated edition of the official Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.

Pius X Society keeps Vatican guessing on reunification offer

Jul 19, 2012 - 11:12 am .- The Society of St. Pius X have published their declaration or “road map” for normalizing their status with the Catholic Church, without making clear if they accept or reject the Vatican’s current offer of re-unification.

Evangelical college joins Catholic University in mandate lawsuit

Jul 19, 2012 - 04:07 am .- A leading evangelical college in Illinois has joined The Catholic University of America in filing a lawsuit in D.C. District Court against the contraception mandate issued under the health care law.

Google faces criticism over global push for gay advocacy

Jul 19, 2012 - 02:04 am .- Google's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere.

Syrian archbishop laments continued violence

Jul 19, 2012 - 12:06 am .- Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus spoke out against the violent conflict between government and rebel forces in Syria, drawing particular attention to the plight of refugees.