Archive of August 28, 2007

Pope provides in-depth look at drama of real “Jesus of history” and rise of the early Church

Aug 28, 2007 - 01:00 pm .- In his new book, Jesus, the Apostles and the Early Church (Ignatius), Pope Benedict XVI shows clearly the real relationship between Christ and His Church by way of His earliest followers. Despite what many modern-day “profiles” of Jesus and the Apostles seek to put forth, the Pope shows that Jesus’ first disciples faithfully conveyed the truth about Him, and conscientiously laid the foundations for the growth of the Church.

Cardinal Bertone ordains new Peruvian bishop as part of Eucharistic congress

Aug 28, 2007 - 11:06 am .- As part of the 9th National Eucharistic Congress taking place in the city of Chimbote, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, presided over the ordination of Bishop Gaetano Galbusera, SDB, the new coadjutor bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Pucallpa.

Pope names new Apostolic Nuncio for Uganda

Aug 28, 2007 - 11:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, until now Apostolic Nuncio en Bangladesh, as the new Nuncio to Uganda.

Former CELAM official says no “changes” were made to Aparecida document

Aug 28, 2007 - 11:00 am .- In response to some groups linked to liberation theology that are claiming that changes were made to the final Aparecida document of the 5th General Conference of the Latin American Bishops’ Council, the former secretary general of CELAM, Bishop Andres Stanovnik, said Monday such allegations were baseless.

Bishop denounces mistreatment of immigrants passing through Mexico

Aug 28, 2007 - 10:53 am .- Bishop Leopoldo Gonzalez Gonzalez has called on Mexicans and their leaders to stop abusing Central American immigrants who cross through Mexico on their way to the United States.

Cardinal Bertone: Liturgy should motivate Christians to be better citizens

Aug 28, 2007 - 10:43 am .- In a letter to the participants of the 58th Liturgical Week in Italy, which is being held in the city of Spoleto, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, explained that active participation in the liturgy prepares Christians to immerse themselves in the reality of the world.

Vatican-backed airline service makes inaugural flight

Aug 28, 2007 - 10:34 am .- The new Vatican-backed airline was launched yesterday. The airline is aiming to be pilgrims’ carrier-of-choice for trips to Catholic shrines and the Holy Land.

Decision on hybrid embryos expected next week

Aug 28, 2007 - 10:30 am .- British officials are expected to announce their decision next week on whether to give researchers permission to create hybrid embryos, by taking eggs taken from dead cows and injecting them with DNA from human cells, reported The Guardian.  

Abortion mistake creates outrage in Italy

Aug 28, 2007 - 10:26 am .- The Vatican daily, Osservatore Romano, has published a scathing editorial, condemning a double abortion performed in a Milan hospital.

Head of Catholic Church in Scotland resigns from Amnesty International

Aug 28, 2007 - 10:19 am .- The spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has resigned from Amnesty International in protest of the organization’s policy promoting abortion. Cardinal O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, is the second UK bishop to leave the group because of its decision to support the decriminalization of abortion in developing countries.

Youth rally in Connecticut draws over 500 students

Aug 28, 2007 - 09:29 am .- Last Saturday, the Diocese of Bridgeport in Connecticut held a highly successful youth rally for over 500 high school students to celebrate and grow closer to Christ through prayer with teens from over 25 parishes.

New York City’s school chancellor wants an Islamic public school

Aug 28, 2007 - 09:13 am .- The New York City Department of Education approved a proposal to open a publicly funded Muslim school. The decision, however, is not going by unchallenged.The Thomas More Law Center announced yesterday that it will represent a group of citizens opposed to the Sept. 4 opening of Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA).

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