Sep 17, 2007 - 11:05 am .- A spokesman for Archbishop Tito Solari of Cochabamba, Bolivia, said last week that the prelate would not respond to recent attacks on the Church by President Evo Morales because as a man of peace, he desires reconciliation for all Bolivians.
Sep 17, 2007 - 11:01 am .- Fundacion Vida in Spain is criticizing that county’s government for contributing almost $7 million to the UN Population Fund to be used for controversial sexual and reproductive health programs in Latin America and Africa.
Sep 17, 2007 - 10:54 am .- The Procurator of the Chaldean Church at the Holy See, Msgr. Philip Najim, said last week, “Nobody can deny that a real persecution of Christians in Iraq is taking place.”
Sep 17, 2007 - 10:46 am .- In two weeks, Cathedral of the Risen Christ parishioner and graduate of Pius X High School Patrick Obrist will board a flight to his second home: Africa.
Sep 17, 2007 - 10:45 am .- At the conclusion of the recitation of the Angelus yesterday at Castelgandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI called on the international community to greater cooperation in promoting “the common good, the development and protection of creation, strengthening the alliance between man and the environment.”
Sep 17, 2007 - 10:23 am .- Organizers of the next World Youth Day in Sydney, which will be held July 15-20, report that some two thousand handicapped young people have registered to participate in the event.
Sep 17, 2007 - 10:15 am .- Details about Pope Benedict XVI’s much-anticipated apostolic journey to the United States next year have begun to emerge. Anticipated stops for the Pope’s first-ever US visit include, New York, Washington, Boston and possibly Baltimore. The tentatively scheduled April 15 to 20 trip is centered around a papal speech before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon personally invited the pontiff to address the UN.
Sep 17, 2007 - 09:53 am .- Australia’s bishops are reaching out to those who have suffered the distress of marital breakdown and divorce with a new easy-to-read booklet, which outlines the Church’s teaching in this area and offers pastoral care and support.The booklet, entitled Divorce and the Catholic Church: Frequently Asked Questions, was published with the support of the entire Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
Sep 17, 2007 - 09:44 am .- A new initiative is being proposed in California to stop teenage girls from obtaining “secret” abortions under pressure from the older adult men who get them pregnant.
Sep 17, 2007 - 09:12 am .- Worried over a dwindling Christian population in Kerala, a Catholic prelate in the southern Indian state is encouraging families to have more babies.
Sep 17, 2007 - 09:12 am .- The man who accused Bishop Tod Brown of Orange of sexually abusing him in the 1960s spoke publicly for the first time about his allegations Friday, saying he was molested three times when he was a boy living in Bakersfield.
Sep 17, 2007 - 09:06 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI received the new ambassador of Ireland to the Holy See, Noel Fahey. The Pope used the occasion to speak about the new found Irish affluence and the importance of not letting materialism choke Ireland’s soul.
Sep 17, 2007 - 09:00 am .- On Saturday morning, the Holy Father received in an audience the cloistered Poor Clares from the convent of the Immaculate Conception at Albano, which is located in the same area as the Pope’s summer retreat house in Castelgandolfo.