Archive of July 10, 2007

3rd National Conference of Exorcists to take place in Mexico

Jul 10, 2007 - 11:28 am .- The Archdiocese of Mexico is organizing the 3rd National Conference of Exorcists to take place July 16-20 at the headquarters of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico in Mexico City, with international experts from around the world in attendance.

Archbishop calls for “act of reparation” for blasphemy during San Fermin Festival

Jul 10, 2007 - 11:26 am .- Archbishop Fernando Sebastian of Pamplona has called for “an act of reparation” to be made on July 15 for the blasphemy committed by the Muthiko Alaiak club, which carried a banner of the crucified Christ with his hand raised in the Nazi salute during the San Fermin Festival.

President Ortega invites Benedict XVI to visit Nicaragua

Jul 10, 2007 - 11:14 am .- The Nicaraguan government has said President Daniel Ortega has formally invited Pope Benedict XVI to visit the Central American country if he feels it opportune.

Orthodox archbishop of Cyprus calls on Turks to allow Christians to recover churches

Jul 10, 2007 - 11:05 am .- The Orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus, Chrysostomos II, called on the Turkish community to allow Christians to “restore our churches on our own and bring monks back to the Monastery of St. Barnabas located in the occupied zones of the north.”

Iraqi archbishop demands government respect human rights

Jul 10, 2007 - 10:59 am .- Speaking to the Italian news agency SIR, Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk (Iraq) said this week the situation of the persecution of Christians in Iraq requires that “changes be made to religious education in schools, at home, and in general at places of worship, that the clergy be reformed and made more attentive to modern society and that respect for human rights be demanded of the government.”

Northern Ireland police force to pay for anti-Catholic bias

Jul 10, 2007 - 10:55 am .- The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has been ordered to rehire a police photographer and pay him nearly $90,000 after suffering discrimination on the job for marrying a Catholic, reported the BBC.

Christian group sets world record in writing Bible

Jul 10, 2007 - 10:53 am .- A group of Christians set a new world record by writing out the entire Bible in 232 minutes. They chose to do this on the seventh day of the seventh month of the seventh year of the new millennium.

Boy’s family name poses admission problem at Catholic school

Jul 10, 2007 - 10:24 am .- A Melbourne family is considering moving to another town to find a different school for their son after a run-in with a Catholic school over their last name.Alex Hell and his wife approached St. Peter the Apostle School about enrolling their five-year-old son Max because the boy was being bullied at his current school due to his last name...

Australian Church to launch campaign to bring lapsed Catholics back into the fold

Jul 10, 2007 - 10:06 am .- The Catholic Church in Australia is working on a campaign to bring 4.2 million lapsed believers back to the fold. The Australian bishops have set up their first national office to develop strategies to revive evangelization, revitalize churchgoers and bring back lapsed Catholics. By December 2009, each parish in Sydney will develop a strategy for contacting and welcoming people, especially families not actively involved in the church. The bishops are also calling for "reintegrating" divorced and civilly married couples and their children into parish life.

CDF explains Vatican II teaching on the Church in relation to other Christian churches

Jul 10, 2007 - 09:29 am .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the leadership of Cardinal William Levada, issued a document today that provides further explanation of the teachings of Vatican II on the nature of the Church. In the wake of the Second Vatican Council, some theologians have proposed interpretations of the Church’s teaching which have been in error and have “give[n] rise to confusion and doubt.” The purpose of this document is to dispel this confusion and bring greater clarity to the matter.

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