Archive of August 17, 2012

Paul Ryan urges Catholics to act before religious freedoms erode

Aug 17, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Presumptive Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says Catholics must act now to protect their right to religious freedom from being diminished in American society.

Spanish swimmer dedicates Olympic medals to Virgin Mary

Aug 17, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte offered her two silver medals from the London 2012 Olympic Games to Our Lady of Monserrat in Barcelona.

Pope sends heartfelt condolences for Ethiopian patriarch's passing

Aug 17, 2012 - 03:47 pm .- The death of the head of the Ethiopian Church has garnered sympathy and sadness from Pope Benedict XVI, who praised the patriarch's ecumenical efforts.

Two young Cuban converts ordained as priests

Aug 17, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The Diocese of Santa Clara, Cuba now has two new priests who both converted to Catholicism as teens, despite anti-Christian efforts launched by the country's communist regime in the 1950s.

Obama's Catholic supporters drop pro-life argument in 2012 appeal

Aug 17, 2012 - 11:24 am .- Catholics for Obama has launched its 2012 initiative with a focus on economic issues, in an apparent shift from its 2008 presentation of the presidential candidate as “pro-life.”

Lay missionaries to the poor open new Denver headquarters

Aug 17, 2012 - 04:03 am .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver blessed and inaugurated the new Denver headquarters for Christ in the City, a missionary organization for college-aged young people who serve the poor and homeless.

Oregon priest charged with sexual abuse of minor

Aug 17, 2012 - 02:19 am .- A priest in the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., has been arrested and is facing accusations of sexually abusing a young boy, stunning the local community.

Atlanta archdiocese receives 'Gone with the Wind' bequest

Aug 17, 2012 - 12:16 am .- The estate of a nephew of Margaret Mitchell has donated half of the trademark and literary rights to her famous Civil War novel “Gone with the Wind” to the Archdiocese of Atlanta.