Archive of August 2, 2012

Pope Benedict supports Knights' religious freedom efforts

Aug 2, 2012 - 05:06 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has praised the work of the Knights of Columbus to defend and promote religious liberty within the United States.

Spanish bishop urges donations for those affected by economic crisis

Aug 2, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian in Spain called on local priests and the laity to donate a portion of their salaries to Caritas for families affected by the country's economic crisis.

Chick-fil-A event draws crowds of supporters in marriage controversy

Aug 2, 2012 - 02:32 pm .- Supporters of traditional marriage and religious freedom turned out in droves Aug. 1 for a nationwide “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” organized to counter criticism of the Christian-run restaurant chain.

Cardinal lauds St. Juan Diego for imparting the faith to Mexico

Aug 2, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City praised the 14th century saint Juan Diego for teaching the Catholic faith to locals through humble obedience to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Cardinal remembers Pope Pius XII as wartime hero, saint

Aug 2, 2012 - 04:03 am .- He's now 96-years-old, but during World War II, Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini was a young priest in a Roman parish who first came face-to-face with Pope Pius XII in the aftermath of an Allied air raid.

Chinese woman rescued over 30 abandoned babies

Aug 2, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Reports of a woman in China who saved dozens of abandoned babies in recent decades has drawn praise for her heroic actions and criticism for the one-child policy that leads to the practice of child desertion.

Former Vatican ambassadors launch Catholics for Romney group

Aug 2, 2012 - 12:05 am .- A bipartisan group of six former U.S. ambassadors to the Holy See has joined together to support presidential candidate Mitt Romney and is calling on other Catholics to do the same.