Archive of October 23, 2012

Cardinal George warns US secularization is more serious than elections

Oct 23, 2012 - 07:15 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has said that the “secularizing” of American culture is a “much larger issue” than political causes or the outcome of the presidential elections, warning against a rise of anti-religious sentiment and restating his fears of a future persecution in the United States.

Complex Catholic women's vote might influence the election

Oct 23, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- An analysis of Catholic women during the 2012 election season shows significant levels of agreement with Church teaching on contraception, as well as unity with other Americans in being concerned about the economy.

Violence postpones papal delegation to Syria

Oct 23, 2012 - 03:47 pm .- The Vatican Secretary of State told the synod on the New Evangelization that the planned peace mission to Syria will still happen but has been postponed following flare-ups in violence.

Vatican reveals new leaks trial, report on butler's sentencing

Oct 23, 2012 - 01:17 pm .- In the latest chapter of the "Vatileaks" saga, officials announced today that the Vatican computer technician accused of helping steal confidential papal documents will go on trial in two weeks.

US bishops highlight 10 saints for Year of Faith

Oct 23, 2012 - 10:17 am .- To help Catholics learn more about the lives of the saints, the U.S. bishops’ conference has offered a list of 10 American saints for the Year of Faith.

Ohio abortion figures show large drop in 2011

Oct 23, 2012 - 04:06 am .- An Ohio state government report shows that there were 24,764 abortions reported in the state in 2011, but the total number was down 12 percent from the previous year.

Flood cleanup efforts begin at Lourdes shrine

Oct 23, 2012 - 01:39 am .- The recent flooding of the Gave River left a “landscape of desolation” for cleanup workers as they began to remove mud and debris from the Lourdes shrine on Oct. 21.