Archive of March 15, 2007

We will not support or collaborate in any way with new law, Portuguese bishops state

Mar 15, 2007 - 09:37 am .- The Catholic Bishops of Portugal have strongly condemned a new law passed by the Portuguese Parliament that would legalize abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy, reports.  The Bishops said they would not participate in such an “unfair” law.

USCCB president welcomes Pope’s latest exhortation on Eucharist

Mar 15, 2007 - 09:34 am .- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement welcoming Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist, saying it clearly reflects the mind of the bishops who attended the 2005 world synod on the Eucharist. The document was released by the Vatican on March 13. “Pope Benedict teaches that the Eucharist finds its source within the wellspring of love that is the Trinity,” said Bishop William Skylstad, referring to the document, titled Sacramentum Caritatis (The Sacrament of Love).

Authentic Christian life is a challenge, says top Indian bishop

Mar 15, 2007 - 09:13 am .- The Catholic Church must be present to young people and share the faith with people of other cultures and religions. These were some of the ideas shared at a national conference, held March 7-9 in Bangalore, in preparation for the 2008 Indian Mission Congress.

Conn. bill could jeopardize religious liberty of Catholic hospitals

Mar 15, 2007 - 09:11 am .- Catholic groups are urging the Connecticut legislature not to pass a bill that would force the state’s four Catholic hospitals to provide the emergency contraception pill to all rape victims, independent of whether ovulation has begun.

Mexican bishops call abortion and infanticide abominable crimes

Mar 15, 2007 - 08:48 am .- The Press Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico issued a statement this week denouncing the “moral malice of procured abortion” and stating that “both abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.”

Spanish bishops denounce blasphemous pornographic catalogue

Mar 15, 2007 - 08:44 am .- Archbishop Santiago Garcia of Merida-Badajoz and Bishop Amadeo Rodriguez of Plasencia have strongly denounced the tax-payer funded publication of a catalogue containing pornographic images of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Saints.

Argentinean archbishop warns of danger in losing sense of good and evil

Mar 15, 2007 - 08:34 am .- Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes warned this week of the constant danger of losing the sense of good and evil under the guise of modernizing traditional concepts, the genuineness of which should not be forgotten.

Cardinal Dziwisz reveals secret of widespread devotion to John Paul II

Mar 15, 2007 - 08:30 am .- In the wake of the recent announcement of the April 2nd presentation of the diocesan phase of John Paul II’s cause for beatification, the late Pope’s former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, revealed that in his judgment, the secret of the widespread devotion to him is the love he showed for man and for the infinite, as well as his love for the people.

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