Archive of August 28, 2012

Church in Venezuela mourns oil refinery deaths

Aug 28, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Venezuela's bishops grieved over the explosion and fire at an oil refinery in the country – one of the four largest in the world – that killed 41 people, left dozens injured and is still burning after three days.

At England’s Marian shrine, Bishop Davies urges full embrace of faith

Aug 28, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has encouraged English Catholics to prepare for the Year of Faith by embracing and proclaiming Catholicism in its entirety.

Gulf Coast Catholics prepare for Hurricane Isaac impact

Aug 28, 2012 - 01:44 pm .- As the U.S. Gulf Coast braces itself for Hurricane Isaac to make landfall, the Catholic community is preparing to offer aid to survivors in the wake of the storm.

Vatican defends child with Down syndrome accused of burning Quran

Aug 28, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The head of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue has voiced support for a Christian girl with Down syndrome in Pakistan, who was arrested for allegedly burning pages of the Quran.

Democrats join Republicans in booking Cardinal Dolan for final prayer

Aug 28, 2012 - 10:31 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York has accepted an invitation to offer the closing prayer at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

HHS revises mandate third time; foes say it misses the point

Aug 28, 2012 - 03:58 am .- A slight revision of the federal contraception mandate offers some additional protection for certain religious employers but is not sufficient to ease religious freedom concerns, said a lawyer who is working to challenge the mandate in court.

Cardinal George looks to God as second cancer fight begins

Aug 28, 2012 - 01:53 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is encouraging others to use his recent cancer diagnosis as a time to “reflect upon God’s goodness and grow closer to Christ.”