Archive of August 16, 2012

Tony Perkins says 'hate group' label may have motivated shooter

Aug 16, 2012 - 04:59 pm .- Family Research Council president Tony Perkins called for an end to the “reckless rhetoric” that may have motivated a gunman to open fire on a security guard at the organization’s headquarters.

Pope supports 'spiritual adoption' for the unborn

Aug 16, 2012 - 04:22 pm .- Participants in a decades-old pro life initiative and a centuries-old pilgrimage in Poland received affirmation from Pope Benedict on the feast of the Mary's Assumption into heaven.

Panama statue of Virgin Mary to rise taller than Statue of Liberty

Aug 16, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- President Ricardo Martinelli of Panama said that a new statue of Santa Maria la Antigua will be the largest one ever made of the country's patroness.

Suspect charged in Family Research Council shooting

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:20 pm .- A man suspected of shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. is expected to have his first court appearance on the afternoon of Aug.16.

Spanish politicians implore Virgin Mary's help amid economic crisis

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Various Spanish political leaders looked to the Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15 to ask for help in bringing the country out of its worsening economic crisis.

Paul Ryan's bishop defends him amid attacks on his application of Church teaching

Aug 16, 2012 - 11:33 am .- Earlier this year, when Georgetown University announced that Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, would defend his budget in a public address, almost 90 faculty members at the Jesuit institution publicly denounced his interpretation of Church doctrine.

New initiative urges Christians to shape modern art, entertainment

Aug 16, 2012 - 04:08 am .- A new organization is encouraging Christians to use their “demographic size and collective buying power” to influence the movies, music and television produced by the entertainment industry.

Democrats reject move to acknowledge pro-life stance within party

Aug 16, 2012 - 02:06 am .- A Democratic committee has rejected efforts to broaden the party's platform in order to acknowledge and welcome “differing positions” on the issue of abortion.