Archive of June 13, 2007

Philadelphia officially declared "pro-choice" city

Jun 13, 2007 - 09:22 am .- Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia has called on all people of goodwill to join him in rejecting “the divisive and erroneous label” that Philadelphia is now a pro-choice city. Philadelphia City Council voted 9-8 on Monday in favor of a resolution that labels the city as pro-choice. The controversial vote followed a heated debate.

Bishop calls on disciplined theologian to maintain unity of the Church

Jun 13, 2007 - 09:05 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Ricardo Blazquez, has called on liberation theologian Jon Sobrino to “rethink what he has been told through the Holy See,” and emphasized that “it is much better to humbly walk in unity and harmony of faith than to be isolated in the sublime.”

Argentinean Bishop calls on politicians to ask, where is the country headed

Jun 13, 2007 - 09:05 am .- Bishop Roberto Rodriguez of La Rioja, Argentina, has appealed to the government to create a global plan for the country. In view of the upcoming presidential elections in October, the bishop has called on Argentinian politicians to think about the future by considering the direction of their society.

Cardinal encourages young people to break the molds of secularism

Jun 13, 2007 - 09:01 am .- In an improvised speech to young people at the recent 18th Youth March in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio encouraged young people to live in the love and freedom that comes from Jesus, “who makes you free. Break the molds and you will find freedom!”

Pro-family group warns against gambling bill

Jun 13, 2007 - 08:57 am .- Concerned Women for America are warning against a bill introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D- Massachusetts) that would legalize, license and regulate Internet gambling.

CEU “Angel Ayala” Institute of Humanities offers degree in Church’s Social Teaching

Jun 13, 2007 - 08:57 am .- The Angel Ayala CEU Institute of Humanities in Spain is now offering a post-graduate degree in the Social Teachings of the Church.

Frescoes restored in chapel housing stairs Jesus climbed to see Pilate

Jun 13, 2007 - 08:54 am .- Frescoes adorning the walls of a chapel said to house the "Holy Stairs" climbed by Jesus when he was brought before Pontius Pilate have appeared in their original colors.

True Christians see the Church through eyes of love

Jun 13, 2007 - 08:22 am .- More than 30,000 pilgrims enjoyed the sunny weather today as they gathered for Pope Benedict’s Wednesday audience. He centered his teaching on the example of Eusebius, the bishop of Palestine in the third century. The Pope shared Eusebius’ most powerful lesson for Christians—to see history as the revelation of God’s love for mankind. Especially in today’s world of analysis and instant transmission of information, it can be easy to focus on what is new, what is sensational. However, Benedict XVI questioned this attitude saying, "Is it, the approach of one interested out of simple curiosity, perhaps seeking the scandalous and sensational at any cost?”

Brazilian religious praises Castro and Al Qaeda mentor, acknowledged past guerrilla involvement

Jun 13, 2007 - 08:08 am .- One of the most influential liberation theologians in Brazil has just granted a startling interview to Claudia Korol of the “Fray Tito News Agency for Latin America."

Catholic doctors and lawyers call for end to attacks on human life

Jun 13, 2007 - 08:01 am .- The Association of Catholic Doctors and the Consortium of Catholic Lawyers are demanding that the Argentinean congress and officials in Buenos Aires put an end to the recent attacks on human life.

Cardinal Pell explains role of Church and faith in public life

Jun 13, 2007 - 07:19 am .- Catholic bishops have the right and the duty to point out Catholic teaching to the public and to remind politicians, especially Catholics, “that public acts usually bring public consequences,” said Cardinal George Pell of Sydney in The Sunday Telegraph.

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