Archive of September 28, 2012

American Jesuit wins 2012 Ratzinger Prize

Sep 28, 2012 - 06:08 pm .- Jesuit Father Brian Edward Daley of Notre Dame University is one of two winners of the 2012 Ratzinger Prize in Theology.

Spanish bishop tells parents to not hinder son's vocations

Sep 28, 2012 - 04:01 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain called on parents to support their sons who feel they have a vocation to the priesthood and to consider it a gift from God for their families and the Church.

Pope says early missionaries can inform new evangelization

Sep 28, 2012 - 01:01 pm .- Pope Benedict told the Episcopal Conferences of Europe meeting in the Swiss city of St. Gallen that today's Church can learn lessons from the missionaries who first evangelized the continent.

Catholic support for Obama in polls may not tell full story

Sep 28, 2012 - 10:55 am .- A recent poll showing President Barack Obama with a 15-point lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney among Catholic voters may not represent the actual attitudes of the Catholic electorate, analysts say.

Pro-lifers say Notre Dame invite to Obama is different this time

Sep 28, 2012 - 04:05 am .- Pro-life advocates said the University of Notre Dame's recent invitation to President Barack Obama to speak on campus is a chance to participate in public discourse, unlike the school’s welcoming of Obama as commencement speaker in 2009.

US bishops offer condolences, support after Nigeria church bombing

Sep 28, 2012 - 02:08 am .- Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offered their support to the Church in Nigeria after a suicide car bomber attacked a cathedral in the northern region of the country.

Commentators say pro-Obama Catholics misrepresent record

Sep 28, 2012 - 12:38 am .- The Catholic commentators Deacon Keith Fournier and Deal Hudson, in their new column to run daily through the upcoming elections, have warned that some Catholic supporters of President Obama are misrepresenting his record.