Archive of August 31, 2012

Mexican cardinal urges teachers to carry out work with humility

Aug 31, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City launched the upcoming pastoral school year by urging teachers and ministry leaders to humbly evangelize in every place where God has called them to be.

Romney says economic plan will bring relief to families

Aug 31, 2012 - 03:30 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that America’s backbone of family, community and faith will be reinforced by initiatives to boost the economy and ease unemployment.

Former archbishop of Milan succumbs to illness, dies at 85

Aug 31, 2012 - 03:30 pm .- Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the Archbishop Emeritus of Milan, Italy, died today at the age of 85 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Vatican invites Usain Bolt to address religious liberty conference

Aug 31, 2012 - 02:08 pm .- The world’s fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, has been invited to address a Vatican conference on religious liberty.

Father Groeschel apologizes for sex abuse comments

Aug 31, 2012 - 12:22 pm .- Father Benedict Groeschel and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal have apologized for his comments that appeared to blame sex abuse victims for their abuse while excusing their abusers, with his religious order calling the remarks “completely out of character.”

Vatican refuses to comment on cyber attack rumors

Aug 31, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- The Vatican is refusing to confirm or deny reports that it has once again been subject to a cyber attack by hostile hackers.

Costa Rican bishops slam sex-ed curriculum as propaganda

Aug 31, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- The bishops of Costa Rica have sharply criticized a sex-education curriculum recently approved by the government for promoting a “hedonistic” and ideological view of sexuality.

University rejects misconduct charge against gay parenting researcher

Aug 31, 2012 - 04:07 am .- An official inquiry at the University of Texas at Austin has rejected charges of scientific misconduct which a homosexual activist leveled against sociology professor Mark Regnerus after he published a study that found negative life outcomes among children of parents who had had same-sex relationships.

Former Vatican diplomat predicts Catholic swing toward GOP

Aug 31, 2012 - 01:54 am .- Jim Nicholson, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, thinks that the Catholic vote remains an important force in modern politics and that more Catholics than in the past will vote for Romney and the Republican Party in the upcoming election.

Pope's student circle examines dialogue with Anglicans, Lutherans

Aug 31, 2012 - 12:01 am .- The annual gathering of Pope Benedict’s former students has begun at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo and is examining the ecumenical dialogue the Catholic Church has with Lutherans and Anglicans.