Archive of June 5, 2012

Panelists warn of birth control's threats to health, minorities

Jun 5, 2012 - 06:10 pm .- Experts in medicine, theology and minority issues warned that although the birth control pill is widely used by women in America, its adverse effects are being seen throughout the country today.

Pro-life groups rally against Spain's abortion law

Jun 5, 2012 - 05:07 pm .- Pro-life groups in Spain are urging reform the country’s law on abortion, as 120 associations, clinics and health care professionals issued a manifesto opposing any reform efforts.

Marylanders expected to vote on 'gay marriage'

Jun 5, 2012 - 01:25 pm .- Marriage supporters in Maryland have announced they gathered well over 100,000 signatures in a marriage petition drive, most likely securing a referendum on the state’s new “gay marriage” law.

God holds the 'heart of mankind' in his hand, Pope says

Jun 5, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- At the conclusion of a lunch with Church leaders in Milan on June 3, Pope Benedict XVI said that despite the hostility Catholics face worldwide, God holds the faithful close to himself.

St. John Vianney relic headed to England for first time

Jun 5, 2012 - 11:36 am .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury is asking Catholics to make a pilgrimage to venerate the heart of Saint John Vianney when it arrives in England for the first time ever.

Pope challenges US bishops to revive Christian culture

Jun 5, 2012 - 04:02 am .- The priest behind the recent “ad limina” visits of America’s bishops to Rome says that Pope Benedict has called on the U.S. Catholic Church to help rescue and revive Christian culture.

Religious freedom movement holding new national rallies June 8

Jun 5, 2012 - 02:26 am .- On June 8, Stand Up For Religious Freedom will hold its second round of national protests against the contraception mandate, continuing the movement that drew tens of thousands of protesters in March.

New basilica links Miami archdiocese with Pope

Jun 5, 2012 - 12:46 am .- A historic Florida parish dedicated to the Virgin Mary as “Star of the Sea” has been granted the status of a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI, a move celebrated at its official dedication on May 31.