Archive of August 10, 2012

Religious sisters' conference plans to continue Vatican dialogue

Aug 10, 2012 - 05:31 pm .- Sister Pat Farrell told participants in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly that talks with the Vatican will go on so long as the group is not made to change its goals.

Virgin Mary 'crosses the finish line' with Olympic gold runner

Aug 10, 2012 - 04:25 pm .- Ethiopian athlete Meseret Defar provided one of the most emotional moments of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games when she crossed the finish line in the 5000 meter race to win the gold.

Priest says iPads, tablets no substitute for missalettes

Aug 10, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- In a recent blog post, Father Antonio Spadaro, known as the Vatican’s “cyber theologian,” said that devices such as iPads, smart phones and tablets should not be used instead of missalettes at Mass.

Peoria diocese challenges 'intrusive' HHS mandate exemption process

Aug 10, 2012 - 03:59 pm .- The Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Ill. on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the HHS mandate, charging that it requires an “intrusive government investigation” to determine whether the diocese is exempt from the controversial federal rule.

Cardinal hopes for upcoming beatification of Pope Paul VI

Aug 10, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- Commemorating the 34th anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI, retired Archbishop of Milan Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi said he hopes to see the late pontiff raised to the altars soon.

Knights of Columbus honor service to life, family, religious freedom

Aug 10, 2012 - 09:43 am .- The Knights of Columbus awarded a family from Kentucky for their commitment to the Catholic faith, as well as members from around the world who have shown a commitment to serving the needy in their communities.

Movement to save chapel in Steubenville city logo grows

Aug 10, 2012 - 04:03 am .- The Steubenville City Council's decision to remove the silhouette of the Franciscan University chapel from the city’s logo has been met with opposition from the local community.

Obama presence at fundraiser not an endorsement, Archbishop Lori says

Aug 10, 2012 - 02:15 am .- Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori says an invitation to President Obama, to speak at a New York fundraiser alongside Mitt Romney, should not be misunderstood as a show of support for the president.

Church leaders urge Egyptian troops to rescue Sinai hostages

Aug 10, 2012 - 12:07 am .- “Dramatic changes” in the Sinai peninsula region offer Egypt's government a chance to rescue trafficking and torture victims, an assembly of Middle Eastern Catholic leaders said Aug. 9.