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2012-05-04 10:22:56

The story of one of the martyrs is featured in a forthcoming feature film CHICAGO, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relics of six Knights of Columbus canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000 will visit the Chicago area this weekend. The relics will be on display Saturday evening and Sunday at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines. The six priests -- Fathers Jose Maria Robles Hurtado, Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Lucero, Miguel de la Mora...

2012-04-26 10:24:04

HOUSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relics of six Knights of Columbus canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000 will launch a tour of several American cities Friday, April 27, in Houston. The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston will host the relics beginning with a special Mass Friday evening for the Knights of Columbus Texas State Convention. The relics will remain in the church for veneration during the regularly scheduled weekend Masses. The six priests -- Fathers...

2012-04-16 06:23:25

Award Honors NETWORK for its Efforts to Eradicate Poverty in America ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, presented NETWORK's Executive Director, Simone Campbell, SSS, with a Centennial Medal for the organization's work bringing dignity and respect to all people on such important issues as poverty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO )During his remarks at NETWORK's...

2012-04-12 02:36:03

Urge strong lay involvement Outline threats to First Freedom at all levels of government and abroad Call upon dioceses to pursue religious liberty fortnight, June 21-July 4 WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops have issued a call to action to defend religious liberty and urged laity to work to protect the First Freedom of the Bill of Rights. They outlined their position in "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty." The document was developed by...

2012-03-20 06:24:13

MIAMI, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, April 1 at 9 PM E/P, Discovery en Espanol premieres its original production, En Nombre de la Fe (In the Name of Faith), a gripping historical documentary that analyzes and brings to life the actions of the Holy Inquisition in Latin America. At the same time when Spanish conquistadors were reaching the New World, the Inquisition was spreading its shadow of terror across Europe. But is the extent of its influence on Latin America really...

2012-03-13 10:45:47

Research from the University of Warwick suggests suicide rates are much higher in protestant areas than catholic areas. Professor Sascha Becker from the University of Warwick´s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Society (CAGE) has published his latest paper Knocking on Heaven´s Door? Protestantism and Suicide. The study investigates whether religion is an influence in the decision to commit suicide, above and beyond other matters that may play a role, such as the...

2012-03-05 17:18:00

International Raelian Movement announces possession of letter in which U.K. Cabinet admits to blocking a lawsuit against the Pope * LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Raelian Movement (IRM) says it has in its possession a letter from the U.K. Cabinet proving the U.K. Cabinet complicit in crimes of pedophilia as well as in crimes against humanity. The IRM (www.rael.org) filed a lawsuit against the Pope during his visit to the United Kingdom in...

2012-02-16 14:58:00

Nancy Wisdo recognized for her work promoting human life and common good ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA's (CCUSA) President Rev. Larry Snyder along with Sr. Vice President of Social Policy & Government Relations Candy Hill presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Nancy Wisdo, the former Associate General Secretary of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for her work promoting human life and common good. (Logo:...

2012-02-15 12:48:00

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that forces religious employers to violate their consciences by including morally objectionable services in their health benefit plans represents a broad attack on the constitutional right to religious freedom and the conscience rights of all Americans, Michigan Catholic Conference testified today before the House Government Operations Committee. The hearing was held...

2012-02-11 12:55:00

Rev. Larry Snyder believes that this is a step in the right direction ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) responds to the Administration's announcement on religious freedom and believes this is a step in the right direction: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO ) "Catholic Charities USA welcomes the Administration's attempt to meet the concerns of the religious...