Archive of August 22, 2012

Platform supporting marriage gets initial GOP approval

Aug 22, 2012 - 06:03 pm .- Platform drafters for the Republican Party have approved language asserting a firm commitment to the defense of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Cardinal Dolan to give benediction at Republican convention

Aug 22, 2012 - 05:07 pm .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, head of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference, has been invited to offer the closing prayer at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Archdiocese of Mexico City denies influence in mayoral elections

Aug 22, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City has strongly denied claims by a former candidate for mayor of the capital that it interfered in the July 1 elections to prevent her from winning.

Music journalist explores religious qualities of rock 'n' roll

Aug 22, 2012 - 03:33 pm .- Rock ‘n’ roll is innately religious and expresses a desire for the infinite, according to one of Ireland’s leading music journalists.

Archbishop pleads for help to protect Nigeria from extremists

Aug 22, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- A top Nigerian bishop has called on the international community to protect the religious freedom of Christians in Nigeria, warning that extremists of the Boko Haram sect threaten the country's existence.

Pope explains how Mary's queenship points to Jesus

Aug 22, 2012 - 09:29 am .- Pope Benedict XVI recommended that Christians look to the queenship of Mary, who is “queen in the service of God to humanity,” as a sure guide towards her son.

Catholic Latino group releases 2012 voting guide

Aug 22, 2012 - 04:00 am .- The Catholic Hispanic Leadership Alliance has applied Catholic social teaching to issues that will shape the upcoming presidential election in a new voter's guide.

Jeff Foxworthy to host Bible game show

Aug 22, 2012 - 02:21 am .- The American Bible Challenge, a new show on GSN, is testing competitors on their knowledge of the Bible and raising money for charity, with the help of celebrity host Jeff Foxworthy.