Archive of August 14, 2007

Drug trade endangering future of Argentina, warns archbishop

Aug 14, 2007 - 01:38 pm .- In the wake of a growing murder rate in the cities of Argentina, Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata warned this week of an increased link between murders and drug use, saying in order to combat this drug trafficking must be addressed.

Catholic author pens adventure novel that combines faith and fantasy

Aug 14, 2007 - 12:43 pm .- It’s been quite some time since an original adventure series was penned and even longer since a Catholic one was written. In A World Away, T.J. Smith successfully ties together fantasy, adventure, and the faith of a boy who wants nothing more than to bring his family back together again.

Christian Liberation Movement denounces death threats against political prisoners

Aug 14, 2007 - 10:52 am .- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya, has sent an open letter to the public denouncing the growing risk of death that prisoners of conscience are facing in Cuban prisons.

First cloistered Benedictine monastery inaugurated in Indonesia

Aug 14, 2007 - 10:36 am .- The first cloistered Benedictine monastery has been inaugurated in Indonesia, in the western city of Kupang. The monastery is the result of ten years of work by Indonesians and some Italian young people from the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie di Orte, in Viterbo, Italy.

Archbishop of Guadalajara calls for respect of freedom of expression regarding ineffectiveness of condoms

Aug 14, 2007 - 10:21 am .- The official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, El Seminario, published an editorial this week calling for respect for those who question the effectiveness of condoms in the prevention of teen pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, amidst a recent debate on the issue in the region.

Archdiocese of Atlanta has vocations boom

Aug 14, 2007 - 10:16 am .- There may be a decline of priests and church attendance across the nation, but the Archdiocese of Atlanta is bucking both trends, with packed churches and more than 50 seminarians in training.

Bishop of Manila asked to continue his service past 75th birthday

Aug 14, 2007 - 10:11 am .- The people of the Archdiocese of Manila were pleased to hear that their 75-year-old archbishop, Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, will stay on as their spiritual leader, reports UCAN.

Ethical physicians must prepare for future challenges

Aug 14, 2007 - 10:05 am .- A San Diego physician says medical professionals who refuse to provide particular treatments or procedures for reasons of religion or conscience should brace themselves for major challenges ahead.

Knights vote to ban pro-choice politicians from Knights-sponsored events

Aug 14, 2007 - 10:00 am .- The Knights of Columbus has decided to prohibit pro-choice advocates, including pro-choice politicians, from attending their events or receiving Knights awards. The ban includes persons supporting abortion, euthanasia or assisted suicide.

Bishop Baker of Charleston appointed to head Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama

Aug 14, 2007 - 09:18 am .- The Vatican announced this morning that the Pope has chosen Bishop Robert J. Baker currently the bishop of Charleston, South Carolina to head the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama.The Diocese of Birmingham will introduce Bishop Baker as its new bishop-elect this morning in a press conference at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral Life Center.

Pope to create new cardinals in November?

Aug 14, 2007 - 06:50 am .- According to the Italian daily Il Messaggero, Pope Benedict XVI may convene a consistory in November to create 17 new cardinals.The story in the Italian newspaper states the Pope could announce the second consistory of his pontificate after the Wednesday Audience on October 24.   It says the Pontiff intends to create 17 new cardinals under the age of 80—which would bring the total number of cardinal-electors back up to 120.   

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