Archive of August 20, 2012

Survey reveals increasing hostility in US towards religion

Aug 20, 2012 - 05:31 pm .- A report examining court cases from recent years has found that hostility towards religion has grown to unprecedented levels in the United States.

Scottish cardinal ends dialogue with government over 'gay marriage'

Aug 20, 2012 - 04:32 pm .- Cardinal Keith P. O’Brien has broken-off direct talks with the Scottish government in protest over their decision to back “same-sex marriage.”

Spanish Catholic justice fends off calls to recuse himself in abortion case

Aug 20, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Justice Andres Ollero of Spain's Constitutional Court, who will write the ruling on a case challenging the country's 2010 abortion law, has warded off calls to recuse himself because he is Catholic.

Pope explores man's connection to the Infinite

Aug 20, 2012 - 02:10 pm .- Pope Benedict welcomed the 33rd Rimini Meeting, an annual gathering organized by the lay Catholic movement Communion and Liberation, by examining mankind's relation to the infinite.

Argentinean bishop condemns euthanasia for patient in coma

Aug 20, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- Bishop Virginio Bressanelli of Neuquen, Argentina has called for the life of 45-year-old Marcelo Diez, who has been in a coma since a 1994 traffic accident, to be spared.

St. Augustine premieres on the big screen

Aug 20, 2012 - 10:33 am .- “Restless Heart,” a feature film about the famous theologian St. Augustine of Hippo, is now available for sponsored theatrical screenings across the U.S.

Denver archbishop: claims Paul Ryan's budget counters Catholicism are 'unfounded'

Aug 20, 2012 - 12:27 am .- Amid criticism of Paul Ryan’s policy proposals, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has written a column calling for more constructive discussion.