Archive of November 5, 2012

Americas saint's feast a time for prayer, evangelization

Nov 5, 2012 - 06:07 pm .- A Vatican official called Nov. 5 “an occasion of prayer” and renewed evangelization efforts, as the day marks the feast of Saint Emeric, a patron saint of the Americas.

One day before election, Catholic vote remains good indicator

Nov 5, 2012 - 04:43 pm .- With polls still disagreeing on which presidential candidate holds the lead just one day before the election, political analysts believe Catholics will continue to be an influential indicator of what the general electorate will decide. 

Ecuador to celebrate beatification of religious missionary

Nov 5, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Catholics in Ecuador are preparing to mark the upcoming beatification of Sister Maria Troncatti, an Italian missionary who helped evangelize the country in the early 20th century.

Lawyers say Poland shocked over abortion fine

Nov 5, 2012 - 03:02 pm .- Local attorneys say the European Court of Human Right's decision to fine Poland for not helping a girl obtain an abortion four years ago has unsettled many in the country.

Vatican computer technician goes on trial over press leaks

Nov 5, 2012 - 01:55 pm .- Despite his lawyer’s appeal to drop the case on the opening morning of hearings, a Vatican judge ruled that the trial for the second man accused in the so-called Vatileaks scandal will continue.

Colombian bishop says gay 'wedding' by priest is fraud

Nov 5, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- A bishop in Colombia said the recent gay “wedding” officiated by a priest not incardinated in his diocese was fraudulent, as same-sex “marriage” is not recognized by the Catholic Church.

Benedict XVI sends encouragement to new Coptic Orthodox head

Nov 5, 2012 - 11:58 am .- Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the new leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian Church as Christian minorities throughout the region face uncertain futures after the Arab Spring.