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Catholic World News

Headlines for May 01, 2012

Released Tuesday, May. 1

Catholic teaching does not espouse world government, says pontifical academy head CWN - May 1, 2012

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences, which is hosting a conference on Blessed John XXIII’s 1963 encyclical Pacem in Terris, has told Vatican Radio that “there is nothing in...

Pope donates $250,000 to Anglican ordinariate in Great Britain CWN - May 1, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has made a donation of $250,000 to the English ordinariate for Anglicans entering the Catholic Church. Msgr. Keith Newton, the head of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of...

Dean of Roman Rota suggests stricter rule for annulments CWN - May 1, 2012

Speaking at a conference in Rome, the dean of the Roman Rota suggested the need for a more rigorous interpretation of a provision in canon law that is cited in many annulment cases. Bishop Antoni...

Young adults in US drifting away from religious groups, survey finds CWN - May 1, 2012

A survey of America’s youngest voters has found that many young people are drifting away from the religion in which they were raised. The study by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center found that...

Political dissidents criticize Cuban cardinal’s remarks at Harvard CWN - May 1, 2012

Speaking at a panel discussion at Harvard University, Cardinals Jaime Ortega y Alamino of Havana and Sean O’Malley of Boston agreed that greater freedom for the Church followed in the wake of...

Holy See, prelates lament attacks on African Christians CWN - May 1, 2012

The director of the Holy See Press Office joined that Vatican Secretary of State and other prelates in condemning terrorist attacks on Christians in Nigeria and Kenya. Father Federico Lombardi...

Nigeria: priest released after week in captivity CWN - May 1, 2012

Father Nwika Gbinu, a priest of the Diocese of Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria, has been released following a week in captivity. Gunmen kidnapped the priest from his residence on April 23 and...

Colorado ex-governor rips CCHD critics CWN - May 1, 2012

Bill Ritter, a Catholic who served as governor of Colorado from 2007 to 2011, has blasted critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the US bishops’ controversial anti-poverty...

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