Archive of November 8, 2012

Pope calls faith, reason dialogue essential to human freedom

Nov 8, 2012 - 04:22 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said cooperation between science and faith is necessary for world peace and man's destiny, as he addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences this morning.

Cuban archbishop encourages trust in God after Hurricane Sandy

Nov 8, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The president of the Cuban Bishops' Conference said the Church is doing everything possible to help the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy, and urged the country to continue trusting in God.

Catholic vote results show need for teaching the faith

Nov 8, 2012 - 02:07 pm .- Divisions in the Catholic vote for president show the continued importance of “educating Catholics about our own faith,” said analyst Joshua Mercer, co-founder of

US bishops' meeting to focus on preaching, new media

Nov 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- At their upcoming general assembly, the U.S. bishops are slated to discuss the issues of how to preach more effectively, the use of new technology for evangelization, and the state of the economy.

Calif. religious brothers release Gregorian chant album

Nov 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- The Norbertine brothers of St. Michael's Abbey in Calif. have shared the beauty of Gregorian chant by releasing a new album on Nov. 6.

After marriage setbacks, Catholic leaders disappointed but committed

Nov 8, 2012 - 03:58 am .- Despite several narrow defeats at the ballot box on Nov. 6, marriage defenders say they remain dedicated to promoting and protecting the most fundamental social institution as the union of one man and one woman.

Catholic conference regrets failure of Calif. death penalty repeal

Nov 8, 2012 - 02:26 am .- The California Catholic Conference says it regrets the failure of a state ballot measure to repeal the death penalty, but that the effort helped to increase respect for life.

Church in Guatemala reaches out to earthquake victims

Nov 8, 2012 - 12:06 am .- A relief network operated by the local Catholic Church has launched operations to help the victims of a Nov. 7 earthquake that killed 15 people in Guatemala and destroyed dozens of homes.