Archive of October 10, 2012

Romney reaffirms pro-life commitment after controversy

Oct 10, 2012 - 04:23 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reiterated his pro-life views after he made a statement in an interview that sparked concern about his dedication to protecting the unborn.

Pope prays for Middle East Christians in Arabic

Oct 10, 2012 - 02:12 pm .- After his recent visit to the Church in Lebanon, Pope Benedict added Arabic to the list of official languages used at his weekly general audiences, launching the effort by offering the promise of his prayers in Arabic.

Faith a treasure shared by evangelizing, reflects Mexican bishop

Oct 10, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cardenas of Cancun, Mexico urged the faithful to live their God-given faith courageously and share it with others during the Year of Faith which opens Oct. 11.

Pope 'working harder than anyone' at synod sessions

Oct 10, 2012 - 11:10 am .- Pope Benedict XVI opened the first working session of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization Oct. 9 by closely following the proceedings and issuing a call for a “renewed evangelical dynamism” in the Church.

Pope calls Vatican II a 'moment of grace' in Church history

Oct 10, 2012 - 10:54 am .- On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s opening, Pope Benedict XVI described it as a “moment of grace” in the recent history of the Church. 

With over 100 plaintiffs, lawyers for mandate objectors are hopeful

Oct 10, 2012 - 04:00 am .- As the number of plaintiffs suing over the controversial HHS mandate reaches 100, a leading religious freedom legal group is hopeful about the outcome of the cases.

Vatican official encourages Our Sunday Visitor in new media

Oct 10, 2012 - 02:06 am .- At a Sept. 28 dinner celebrating Our Sunday Visitor's 100th anniversary, Archbishop Claudio M. Celli emphasized the crucial role of new media in evangelization.

First religious freedom caucuses launch in nine states

Oct 10, 2012 - 12:02 am .- A group of more than 120 bipartisan state legislators have created caucuses in nine states to address threats to religious liberty and learn from the experiences of other lawmakers.