Archive of February 22, 2007

Cardinal Ruini: The teachings of Pope Benedict transmit the joy of being believers

Feb 22, 2007 - 06:31 pm .- At the beginning of Thursday morning’s meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and the priests of the Diocese of Rome, a brief introduction was given by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar General for the Diocese.  The Cardinal thanked Pope Benedict for his teaching and for the way in which he transmits the joy of being a Christian believer.

Canadian cell provider reverses porn decision after Catholic protest

Feb 22, 2007 - 04:57 pm .- The second-largest phone company in Canada has reversed its earlier decision to begin selling pornography thought its mobile phone service after numerous customers, including the Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, threatened to cancel their contracts. "It was the type of feedback and the sincerity of it that caused us to reflect on the service and ultimately to withdraw it," Telus spokesman Jim Johannsson told Reuters in an interview.

Messori reveals names of anti-Christian “lobbies”

Feb 22, 2007 - 12:38 pm .- In an interview with the Italian daily “La Stampa,” journalist and writer Vittorio Messori recently denounced the World Health Organization (WHO), certain Masonic groups, gay rights organizations, pharmaceutical corporations, and powerful ecological organizations as anti-Catholic “lobbies” that “hate Christianity out of nostalgia for paganism.”

Pope Benedict XVI encourages priests to offer new opportunites for Italian youth to discover God

Feb 22, 2007 - 12:31 pm .- This morning Pope Benedict XVI held his traditional meeting with the parish priests of Rome to celebrate the Feast of the Chair of Peter.  The Holy Father spoke briefly with his priests and also fielded their questions.

Mission in Peruvian Andes concludes with 1000 baptisms

Feb 22, 2007 - 11:58 am .- The “Great Mission” to the Peruvian province of Carabaya ended this week, with more than 140 missionaries participating under the guidance of Bishop Kay Schmalhausen of Ayaviri and more than 1000 people receiving the Sacrament of Baptism.

Pro-life group hails TIME report on pregnancy centers

Feb 22, 2007 - 11:56 am .- Heartbeat International president Peggy Hartshorn has expressed her gratitude for a TIME magazine featuring the life-saving work of the country’s pregnancy resource centers as its cover story this week.

Cardinal Lopez Trujillo to consecrate world’s families to the Sacred Heart

Feb 22, 2007 - 11:51 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, will consecrate the families of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 3rd during the closing of the International Congress “Cor Iesu, Fons Vitae” (Heart of Jesus, Source of Life) at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Barcelona.

Pope expresses admiration for missionaries in Brazilian Amazon

Feb 22, 2007 - 11:48 am .- On the occasion of Ash Wednesday, which in Brazil marks the beginning of the Campaign of Fraternity - dedicated this year to the defense of Amazonian inhabitants - Pope Benedict XVI sent a letter expressing his admiration for the heroic missionaries who preach the Gospel in that region.

Planned Parenthood launches pro-abortion cell phone service

Feb 22, 2007 - 10:42 am .- Planned Parenthood Wireless has launched a new affinity program that allows its supporters to sign up for mobile phone service and see 10% of their monthly bill used to support the abortion business, reported

New York Times refuses corrective op-ed regarding Salvadoran abortion story

Feb 22, 2007 - 10:36 am .- The New York Times has refused to publish a corrective op-ed from the Salvadoran group Yes to Life.  The letter reportedly points out further errors in a piece the newspaper printed last month about abortion in El Salvador.

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