Aug 2, 2007 - 11:24 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on the faithful this week to imitate St. Juan Diego, “a model layman we should all follow,” who became a symbol of unity for two nations that seemed irreconcilable, “with distinct cultures and diverse religions.”
Aug 2, 2007 - 11:23 am .- In a reflection for the upcoming August 4 feast of the Cure d’Ars, who is also called St. John Vianney, Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz said this week that the first requirement of a parish priest is to be “an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ, because only a priest in love with the Lord can renew a parish.”
Aug 2, 2007 - 11:17 am .- The president of the Committee on Marriage and the Family of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Bishop John Hine, expressed his “special concern” for a law that “would make cohabitation equivalent to marriage,” giving them “legal recognition, with their corresponding rights and titles.”
Aug 2, 2007 - 11:13 am .- A significant number of doctors in Portugal have been exercising conscientious objection and refusing to perform abortions since the law authorizing abortions became effective July 15.
Aug 2, 2007 - 11:06 am .- Abortion clinics nationwide should be required to post a sign stating that women cannot be forced into having an abortion, say the founders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the nation's largest network of women hurt by abortion.
Aug 2, 2007 - 11:02 am .- Responding to the collapse of the 35 West bridge in Minneapolis during yesterday’s rush hour, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is holding a prayer service for the victims of the disaster. The prayer service is open to anyone who would like to come and pray for the victims. There will be two prayer services in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis service will be held at St. Olaf Catholic Church downtown and the St. Paul service will be at the Cathedral of St. Paul both at noon on Thursday, August 2, 2007.
Aug 2, 2007 - 10:46 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has launched a new ad campaign in the region’s movie theaters to promote the benefits of a Catholic school education.
Aug 2, 2007 - 09:59 am .- A group of seminarians has joined the YouTube phenomenon and posted three one-minute videos on the Church’s teachings about contraception.The videos, entitled "NFP vs. Contraception", are a take on the popular Mac-PC commercials. The three videos have already had nearly 9,000 views combined.
Aug 2, 2007 - 09:56 am .- A Kenyan court found yesterday that an American priest, whose death was originally ruled to be suicide, was actually murdered, contrary to an FBI finding. The court has ordered a new police investigation into his death.
Aug 2, 2007 - 09:33 am .- Imagine the chance to hike thousands of miles along the same mythical forests as King Arthur, follow the same trail that Richard the Lion Heart took as he went off to battle in the Crusade and retrace the same steps of Saints Joan of Arc and Francis of Assisi.