Archive of August 23, 2012

'Last Ounce of Courage' aims to fuel dialogue on religious freedom

Aug 23, 2012 - 06:06 pm .- The upcoming family-friendly film, “Last Ounce of Courage” by screenwriter Darrel Campbell, takes the debate surrounding religious freedom and public expression of faith to the big screen.

World Youth Day volunteers receive Olympic flag in Rio

Aug 23, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The official flag of the Olympic Games, on its way from London to Rio de Janeiro's Shrine of Christ the Redeemer, was received by Archbishop Orani Tempesta and World Youth Day volunteers.

CNA editor to lead communications for Los Angeles archdiocese

Aug 23, 2012 - 02:42 pm .- Catholic News Agency's editor-in-chief, David Scott, has been tapped to lead the communications operations of the nation’s largest archdiocese.

Catholic movement finds 'American dream' fulfilled in Jesus

Aug 23, 2012 - 12:24 pm .- The coordinator of Communion and Liberation in North America believes the Catholic lay movement can help people there realize that “the American dream” finds its greatest fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

Balearic Islands to propose law assisting pregnant women

Aug 23, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- The government of the Balearic Islands is slated to propose legislation aimed at helping pregnant women in difficult situations, and to encourage them not to undergo an abortion.

Ireland can overcome troubles with authentic Catholic renewal, nuncio says

Aug 23, 2012 - 04:12 am .- Just as 19th-century Ireland experienced Christian renewal after the apparition of Our Lady of Knock, modern Ireland can likewise undergo an “authentically Catholic” renewal despite decades of troubles, says Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio to Ireland.

Pope to proceed with Lebanon trip despite Syria violence

Aug 23, 2012 - 02:17 am .- As fighting in neighboring Syria rages on, Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed that he will proceed with his trip to Lebanon as planned.

Court approves Texas ban on Planned Parenthood funding

Aug 23, 2012 - 12:05 am .- In a unanimous decision, a federal court on Tuesday lifted an injunction that protected Planned Parenthood from a Texas law that bars state funds from organizations that perform or promote abortion.