Archive of May 8, 2012

Iowa diocese in talks with school over gay scholarship award

May 8, 2012 - 07:16 pm .- An Iowa Catholic school is being called to account for its role in a controversy involving a gay advocacy group's award, won by a student at a diocesan school with staff encouragement.

Catholic Middle East expert believes Arab Spring is 'no more'

May 8, 2012 - 05:33 pm .- One of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on the Middle East says the Arab Spring is “no more.”

Man recounts miraculous healing through St. Martin de Porres' intercession

May 8, 2012 - 04:01 pm .- The man who experienced a miraculous healing in 1956 through the intercession of St. Martin de Porres, shared details about the incident as Peru celebrates the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the Dominican saint.

Swiss Guard seeking new recruits on Facebook

May 8, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The Swiss Guard, a group of soldiers founded in the 14th century and charged with protecting the Pope, has opened an account on Facebook to seek out new recruits.

Pro-life campaign reaches out to BET viewers

May 8, 2012 - 10:52 am .- The "Call for Help" ad campaign on Black Entertainment Television is letting women in crisis pregnancy situations that there is help available and they are not alone.

US leaders called to address rise in global religious persecution

May 8, 2012 - 10:13 am .- Human rights advocates warned that the U.S. government is failing to recognize the religious nature of violent conflicts in countries around the world, calling for more stringent U.S. foreign policy.

Controversies prompt call for resignation at Vatican's pro-life academy

May 8, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life want its top officials to resign over a series of recent controversial decisions, including a conference described as the “worst day” in its history.

Anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage lobs attack at Pope

May 8, 2012 - 02:08 am .- Anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage, currently under fire for insulting Christian high school students, made an obscenity-laced attack against the Pope in a recent speech at an Illinois college.