Archive of February 15, 2012

Leading consecrated woman leaves Regnum Christi

Feb 15, 2012 - 06:11 pm .- Malén Oriol, the head of consecrated women in the Legionaries of Christ’s lay branch Regnum Christi, announced Feb. 14 that she has submitted her resignation.

UK ambassador hopes visit will set trend for engaging Vatican

Feb 15, 2012 - 05:23 pm .- The United Kingdom's Ambassador to the Holy See believes the two-day visit of government ministers to Rome Feb. 14-15 will set a new trend in how foreign countries should diplomatically engage the Vatican.

Church will prevent abuse through priestly formation, say Colombian bishops

Feb 15, 2012 - 11:06 pm .- The bishops of Colombia said that the Church will prevent and confront sexual abuse through the formation of seminarians and by encouraging parents of victims to report their cases to civil authorities.

Bishops gather to examine Africa’s role in New Evangelization

Feb 15, 2012 - 01:06 pm .- A conference exploring how the continents of Africa and Europe can work together in the new evangelization is underway in Rome.

Jesus’ prayers on cross should inspire forgiveness, Pope teaches

Feb 15, 2012 - 06:38 pm .- The final words of Jesus Christ as he died on the cross should prompt Christians to pray for those who have hurt them, Pope Benedict XVI said on Feb. 15.

Mexican archbishop calls drug lords to conversion as papal visit nears

Feb 15, 2012 - 03:03 pm .- As Pope Benedict's visit to Mexico approaches, Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon urged members of organized crime and drug trafficking to repent and work for peace in the country.

Effort to reverse Washington state ‘gay marriage’ law begins

Feb 15, 2012 - 09:19 am .- The Washington state governor has signed into law a bill that recognizes same-sex “marriage,” prompting those who support the traditional definition to file a referendum to challenge the law.

Adult stem cell institute undertakes ambitious campaign for cures

Feb 15, 2012 - 08:56 am .- With pro-life ethics and a patient-driven paradigm, the John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute hopes to save lives and shape the future of medicine.

Denver Theology on Tap inspires controversy, venue change

Feb 15, 2012 - 03:08 am .- The Archdiocese of Denver's Theology on Tap program was compelled to seek a new venue after a lecture on religious liberty by Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley reportedly caused controversy among some patrons and staff.

Denver Catholic Charities stands with US bishops on contraception mandate

Feb 15, 2012 - 04:03 am .- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver is supporting the U.S. bishops' stance against the Obama administration's “accommodation” of religious freedom within the contraception mandate.