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Catholic World News

Headlines for March 01, 2012

Released Thursday, Mar. 1

Annual Good Friday collection to support Christians in Holy Land CWN - March 1, 2012

In an annual appeal for the Catholic churches of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, the prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches notes that “every Christian finds himself at home in that city and...

Senate defeats bid to pass 'Rights of Conscience' bill CWN - March 1, 2012

The US Senate has narrowly defeated legislation that would have rescinded the Obama administration’s mandate requiring coverage of contraception in health-care plans. By a vote of 51 to 48, the...

Help neighbors come to know Jesus, Pope urges CWN - March 1, 2012

In a message to a conference organized by the Italian bishops’ conference, Pope Benedict XVI wrote that Christians have an obligation to help people understand “the real figure of Jesus...

Cardinal Bertone alarmed over Church’s future in Bosnia and Herzegovina CWN - March 1, 2012

Writing on behalf of Pope Benedict to the bishops of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has expressed alarm over the future of the Church in the Balkan...

Cardinal O’Brien: repent over indifference to climate change CWN - March 1, 2012

Cardinal Keith O’Brien of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has joined other Christian leaders, including Anglican Archbishops Rowan Williams and Desmond Tutu, in calling for repentance over indifference to...

Liberal group issues American Catholic voter guide CWN - March 1, 2012

A liberal American Catholic group has issued a voter guide for the 2012 elections, emphasizing economic and foreign-policy questions and downplaying the importance of the central “culture of life”...

USCCB spokeswoman laments Obama’s ‘deafness to the Constitution’ CWN - March 1, 2012

Commenting on the HHS contraceptive mandate, the director of media relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging President Barack Obama and his administration to “render...

Mob attacks American missionaries in Bangladesh CWN - March 1, 2012

A mob of 200 Muslims attacked a car in which American Presbyterian missionaries were riding, injuring three. The mob suspected that the missionaries were working to convert Muslims. Two teachers...

Student union at London university says pro-life groups must invite pro-abortion speakers CWN - March 1, 2012

The student union at University College London has passed a resolution requiring pro-life groups to include pro-abortion speakers in any public forum on the issue. In a series of votes, the...

USCCB calls for First Friday fast for the world’s malnourished CWN - March 1, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and give alms on Friday, March 2, to assist the 925 million malnourished people around the world....

Political strategist suggests new plans for US bishops in HHS mandate fight CWN - March 1, 2012

Michael Uhlmann, who served in the Reagan White House and now teaches politics at the Claremont Graduate University, draws up a political strategy for the US bishops to follow in their attempt to...

Pope's March 2012 prayer intentions CWN - March 1, 2012

The Vatican has released the prayer intentions of Pope Benedict XVI for March 2012. His general intention is: "That the whole world may recognise the contribution of women to the development of...

Vatican again draws attention to Doonby CWN - March 1, 2012

On February 12, Father Gianfranco Grieco of the Pontifical Council for the Family lauded the newly released US movie Doonby in a L’Osservatore Romano review. Vatican Radio has again drawn...

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