Archive of November 13, 2012

Religious liberty defense must be long-term, Archbishop Lori declares

Nov 13, 2012 - 04:26 pm .- The strong protection of Americans’ religious freedom requires a long-term commitment to formation and education, particularly of young people, the U.S. bishops' leader on religious liberty issues said.

Election shows need to better present marriage beliefs

Nov 13, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Bishops and Catholics must work to better deliver the Church's teaching on marriage in light of the recent U.S. elections, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

Vatican conference to examine Catholic identity in health care

Nov 13, 2012 - 01:02 pm .- The Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers announced Nov. 13 that its upcoming international conference will discuss how health facilities can maintain a Catholic identity in secular societies.

Guatemala president cancels Pope meeting after second quake

Nov 13, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- President Otto Perez of Guatemala canceled his visit with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican set for Nov.15 after a second earthquake rocked the Central American country.

Media group encourages pregnant women to consider adoption

Nov 13, 2012 - 11:50 am .- The Austin-based pro-life media group Heroic Media has released a new video for National Adoption Month to encourage women with unexpected pregnancies to consider adoption.

Bishops choose new committee heads, treasurer-elect

Nov 13, 2012 - 10:44 am .- The United States Catholic bishops have elected Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas as their new treasurer-elect, as well as the chairman of their Committee on Budget and Finance.

Pope's representative calls on US Church for New Evangelization

Nov 13, 2012 - 04:00 am .- The Church in the United States and its bishops should play a major role in the New Evangelization by presenting the gospel values they maintain amidst a secular culture, the Pope’s representative to the U.S. said.

Bishops to consider sainthood cause of Dorothy Day

Nov 13, 2012 - 02:04 am .- The U.S. bishops will vote this week on advancing the cause for the canonization of Dorothy Day, a 20th century Catholic social activist and tireless advocate for the poor.

Nigerian Catholics respond to attack with prayer and fasting

Nov 13, 2012 - 12:17 am .- After his parish in southern Nigeria was desecrated on Nov. 4, Monsignor Obiora F. Ike called on his parishioners to observe a week of prayer and penance.