Archive of October 12, 2012

Analysts say Biden's abortion stance leaves reality behind

Oct 12, 2012 - 02:07 pm .- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s profession that he is personally opposed to abortion while supporting its legalization fails to acknowledge the life-taking reality of abortion, said critics including a prominent Notre Dame law professor.

Church's joy more humble today than 50 years ago, Pope reflects

Oct 12, 2012 - 01:38 pm .- Pope Benedict believes that the Catholic Church of 2012 possesses “a more sober and humble joy” compared to the optimism that marked the Second Vatican Council’s opening 50 years ago.

Venezuelan election reveals conflicted country, bishops say

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- Although Venezuala's Catholic bishops congratulated the country for holding peaceful elections Oct. 7, they said the results show two starkly competing views on how to build Venezuelan society.

Bishops say Biden made 'inaccurate' mandate statement

Oct 12, 2012 - 10:57 am .- The U.S. bishops criticized Vice President Joe Biden for an “inaccurate statement of fact” about the HHS mandate’s impact on religious institutions during last night’s vice presidential debate.

No contradiction between reform and tradition, Pope states

Oct 12, 2012 - 10:37 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says there is no contradiction between a desire to uphold the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church and continuously working to update how those beliefs are understood and presented to the world.

Cardinal Dolan sees hope and promise for US evangelism

Oct 12, 2012 - 04:00 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York addressed the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization at the Vatican on Oct. 11, speaking about how positive and negative aspects of life in the U.S. affect the prospects of the Catholic Church flourishing.

Archbishop Gomez's first pastoral letter details evangelization plans

Oct 12, 2012 - 02:16 am .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has written his first pastoral letter to his archdiocese, invoking the Catholic history of California and calling on Catholics to witness to the “New World of faith.”

Pro-life news career helps journalist discover religious vocation

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:11 am .- After years of working as a pro-life news reporter, a Catholic journalist discovered that she had a vocation to be a contemplative nun and that God had been using her work to prepare her to answer the calling.