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2013-02-26 08:27:29

LONDON, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vatican, already under fire internationally over cover-ups and corruption claims, seems intent on maintaining the veil of secrecy over its inner workings, records and documentation. Kelly Rogers, author of recently released novel Numerous [http://kellyrogersauthor.com/Home.html ], (available at Amazon) has found the Vatican not only reticent, but contradictory, when she contacted them regarding a document written by a...

2013-02-21 16:25:18

Three-quarters express a favorable view of Pope Benedict XVI WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And fully six-in-ten Catholics say it would be good if the next pope hails from a developing region like South America, Asia...

2013-02-07 16:25:51

Bishops look forward to finding acceptable solutions to shortcomings Concerned that first-rate charities still given second-class status Seek clarification on confusing finance plan WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Feb. 1 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) shows some movement by the Administration but falls short of addressing U.S. bishops'...

2013-02-04 12:24:24

Millions Engage in Moral Campaign on February 4 to Prevent Gun Violence WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans from a remarkably diverse array of religious backgrounds will join together on Monday, February 4 at faithscalling.org to call on Congress to act to prevent gun violence. Religious leaders and interfaith groups are mobilizing their flocks and empowering faithful Americans across the country to continue the moral drumbeat for passing sensible gun violence...

2013-01-23 23:01:14

On this 40th anniversary of Roe v.Wade, the Society of Jesus in the United States (the Jesuits), the largest religious community of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, vigorously affirms our opposition to abortion and our support for the unborn. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 On this 40th anniversary of Roe v.Wade, the Society of Jesus in the United States (the Jesuits), the largest religious community of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church,...

The Pope Sends Out His First Tweets
2012-12-12 10:03:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When Oprah discovered the Twitter social networking platform, many joked it was a sure sign that Twitter had already passed its prime – had “jumped the shark,” as it were. Now, another public figure with an even larger mass of followers has joined Twitter, signifying the expected longevity of Twitter as opposed to its short-term trend status. Earlier this month, The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI...

2012-11-11 12:21:35

Over 80 percent of Catholics under 30 use social media Nearly 3 million follow Catholic-themed blogs Half of Catholics unaware of Church's online presence BALTIMORE, Nov. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-two percent of adult U.S. Catholics, representing an estimated 36.2 million people, have a profile on Facebook; 58 percent of Catholics age 30 and under share content such as pictures, articles and comments at least once a week on social media; and nearly a third of all...

2012-09-10 23:01:02

Fewer Catholic churches are "passing the basket from pew to pew." Liturgical Publications Inc's WeShare moves the donation basket into the 21st century by reaching $1Million in online donations. New Berlin, WI (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 In a few years, the offertory basket being passed from pew to pew could be a thing of the past. Online donations now allow Catholics to decide on their donation amounts from the convenience of their home computer. Donating online gives Catholics the option...

2012-08-09 06:23:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sister Mary Hughes of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an association representing about 80 percent of U.S. Catholic nuns, will discuss her organization's dispute with the Vatican during a National Press Club Luncheon on Aug. 16 . The coalition's national Assembly is taking place now through Aug. 10 in St. Louis. During this gathering, members are debating how to deal with a critical report issued this year by the Vatican,...

2012-08-07 06:24:48

Letter to be distributed to attendees of organization's 130th International Convention in Anaheim on Aug. 7 ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more than 2000 Knights of Columbus and their family members gather for the organization's 130th International Convention - together with more than 80 archbishops and bishops, including 12 cardinals, and scores of clergy - the Pope has praised the organization's work for religious liberty in a letter to be released to...