Sep 4, 2007 - 11:10 am .- During a Mass on the feast of St. Raymond Nonnatus, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, slammed those who “think they own life,” and he said, “We are all invited to the banquet of life.”
Sep 4, 2007 - 11:09 am .- The organization Muevete Chile has launched a campaign to persuade the Chilean Senate not to approve an anti-discrimination bill that would open the door to homosexual unions.
Sep 4, 2007 - 11:03 am .- The head of Migrant Ministry of the Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala, Bishop Rodolfo Bobadilla Mata, said this week that immigration should not be viewed as a problem but as “a great resource” for humanity. He also emphasized that the Church, which has no borders, should welcome immigrants, who are forced to leave their places of origin in search of a better future.
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:58 am .- The archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, denounced educational programs in the country that aim for “the disappearance of man, of the truth about man,” despite the fact that man’s greatness is “found in God.”
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:58 am .- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, said a letter has been sent to the Cuban National Congress calling for the approval of a new electoral law allowing Cubans to run for political office and have free elections, instead of the current system that only allows one candidate to run.
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:52 am .- Catholic Familyland, the 950- acre center in Southeastern Ohio, will host its 20th annual international "Totus Tuus Consecrate Them in Truth" Family Conference this month.
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:49 am .- The Venezuelan government is increasingly interfering with Catholic education, leading to divisions across the country and possibly paving the road for a civil war.
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:48 am .- An award-winning Sri Lankan filmmaker credits the Catholic Church’s media initiatives with having developed and improved the country’s film industry.
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:36 am .- The University of Notre Dame has announced it will offer the Mass in its extraordinary form, that is in Latin, on campus as soon as the necessary requirements, outlined in Pope Benedict’s motu proprio July 7, are fulfilled.
Sep 4, 2007 - 09:53 am .- Archbishop Vincent Nichols has enthusiastically endorsed Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio concerning the renewal of the 1962 Latin Mass. In a speech to the Latin Mass society in Oxford this last week, he said, “[p]lease remember that what you study here is not a relic, not a reverting to the past, but part of the living tradition of the Church.”This warm reception of the new motu proprio is far from typical, according to the British paper The Times.
Sep 4, 2007 - 09:33 am .- A rabbi from Monsey, New York, has lauded Pope Benedict XVI for reinstating the Latin Mass and affirming that only Catholic Church qualifies as the one, true Church.In an article titled The Pope’s Got A Point and published in the July 18 issue of The Jewish Press, Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz says he is “not at all put off by the fact that the leader of another religion sees that religion as primary.”