Archive of August 7, 2012

Archbishop urges avoidance of politics as LCWR convenes

Aug 7, 2012 - 08:05 pm .- As the Leadership Conference of Women Religious gathers for its annual assembly, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, Mo. said that talks over the Vatican's report on the group should stay within the context of the Church and not be politicized.

Knights of Columbus called to be in front ranks of New Evangelization

Aug 7, 2012 - 07:24 pm .- As the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, the Knights of Columbus must play a prominent role in evangelizing the contemporary world, said Bishop Tod D. Brown of Orange, Calif.

Christian community in Nigeria rocked by new wave of attacks

Aug 7, 2012 - 05:32 pm .- Nigerian Christians are losing patience after an Aug. 6 attack on a church service in a central region of the country that killed twenty-five Christians.

Cardinal urges newly ordained to not let priestly life become routine

Aug 7, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Cardinal Juan Cipriani of Lima exhorted a group of five newly ordained priests not allow their ministries to become mundane, and to remember that friendship with Christ means sacrifice for others.

Advocate says disabled have right to live, experience God's love

Aug 7, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- In response to societal discrimination against those with disabilities, a blind Spanish advocate says people with handicaps have the right to live and encounter the love of God and others.

Two more Iranian pastors imprisoned for Christian faith

Aug 7, 2012 - 11:45 am .- Two Christian pastors in Iran have been put in prison and are “facing grave danger” due to their faith, said the leader of a Washington, D.C.-based law center that advocates global religious freedom.

Pope's support for Knights shows religious freedom not partisan

Aug 7, 2012 - 04:08 am .- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore believes that Pope Benedict's praise for the Knights of Columbus' efforts to defend religious freedom shows that the issue is broader than the confines of American politics.

French bishops ask faithful to pray for families and country Aug. 15

Aug 7, 2012 - 02:27 am .- Leaders of the Catholic Church in France have asked all Catholic dioceses to unite in prayer for the country's future and common good on the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Bishops protest advance of Philippines 'reproductive health' bill

Aug 7, 2012 - 12:08 am .- A “reproductive health” bill that would mandate sex education in schools and subsidize contraceptives will be “tragic and catastrophic” for Filipinos if it is passed into law, the Philippines’ Catholic bishops said.