Archive of March 6, 2012

SNAP director admits to publishing false information

Mar 6, 2012 - 05:07 pm .- The leader of a group that works with clergy sex abuse victims admitted during a recent deposition that the organization has published false information and that he is unsure about whether the group employs licensed counselors.

Pope voices sorrow over deadly Poland train wreck

Mar 6, 2012 - 04:23 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI heard “with sorrow” the news of a deadly head-on train collision in Poland and has expressed his condolences to the victims in a telegram to the president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Officials authorize first Catholic marriage in Mexican prison

Mar 6, 2012 - 04:10 pm .- Officials at the San Jose Prison north of Mexico City have granted permission for the first marriage to take place in the prison chapel on March 18.

Underground abortion doctor charged in Spain

Mar 6, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- A Peruvian doctor accused of leading an underground abortion ring in Barcelona will face 101 counts of criminal activity on Sept. 13, in a trial that analysts say could last three months.

Archbishop Nienstedt says Mary is with bishops during trials

Mar 6, 2012 - 11:35 am .- Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis exhorted his brother bishops to stay close to Mary, and recalled that when they became bishops they received both the crosier and the cross.

Cardinal Dolan: religious liberty concerns ‘off the table’ for White House

Mar 6, 2012 - 04:09 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York is urging his fellow bishops to “prepare for tough times” after the Obama administration told the bishops’ conference that it is not willing to address religious liberty concerns raised by its contraception mandate.

Irish Christians shocked by theft of saint's heart

Mar 6, 2012 - 02:09 am .- The recent theft of a 12th century Irish saint's heart from a Dublin church has left local Christians stunned and devastated.