Archive of September 18, 2012

Polls find Catholic voters evenly split on presidential race

Sep 18, 2012 - 04:55 pm .- Surveys indicate that the Catholic vote is “too close to call,” a Catholic research center at Georgetown University says.

French cardinal says 'gay marriage' opens door to incest, polygamy

Sep 18, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon said government approval of gay “marriage” in France could pave the way for the legalization of incest and polygamy.

Archbishop Chaput: Catholics responsible for evangelizing US

Sep 18, 2012 - 02:50 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told the Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast Sept. 18 that Catholics must take responsibility for the evangelization of the country, and pursue this goal through humility and spiritual discipline.

Key participants for new evangelization synod announced

Sep 18, 2012 - 01:51 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and 34 other clergymen were announced Sept. 18 by the Vatican as Synod Fathers for the upcoming assembly of bishops on the New Evangelization.

Official song for World Youth Day Rio 2013 released

Sep 18, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- Thousands of young people gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the release of the official song for World Youth Day Rio 2013, titled “Esperanca do Amanhecer” or “Hope of the Morning.”

Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus

Sep 18, 2012 - 04:10 am .- On Sept. 13, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver opened a new chapter in the history of the Augustine Institute by blessing and dedicating a new campus for the Catholic graduate school which focuses on the New Evangelization.

Relic of St. Francis Xavier arrives in Australia

Sep 18, 2012 - 02:07 am .- A relic of 16th century Jesuit missionary, St. Francis Xavier, has arrived in Australia ahead of a 3-month tour of the country that is expected to draw tens of thousands of pilgrims.

Judge dismisses case in Legion of Christ will conflict

Sep 18, 2012 - 12:04 am .- A Rhode Island judge ruled that although there is merit to her case, the niece of an elderly woman who left $60 million to the Legion of Christ ultimately lacks standing to contest her aunt's will.