Nov 9, 2007 - 08:09 pm .- Over the last several days there has been quite an uproar surrounding the report of a ban on Bibles at the Beijing Olympics. In a new development, Mr. Francesco Liello, the journalist who originally reported that a ban was in place, has told CNA that a miscommunication about a Bible ban was not possible given the dossier he received.The Beijing Olympic Planning Committee claims that the whole issue is the result of a miscommunication between Mr. Liello and a member of the organizing committee. Mr. Liello disputes that claim, saying that Bibles were banned, albeit only for one day.
Nov 9, 2007 - 02:06 pm .- A priest from the Archdiocese of Boston arrested for allegedly stalking NBC late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been placed on leave, the Boston Globe reports.Father David Ajemian, a 46 year-old priest from Stoneham, Massachusetts, was arrested in New York City last week on charges of stalking Conan O'Brien.
Nov 9, 2007 - 01:00 pm .- Yesterday, the Catholic bishops of Colorado released a statement regarding Planned Parenthood’s constructions plans for a new headquarters and clinic in Denver.The bishops write, “In early November, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) broke ground on a new headquarters and clinic in northeast Denver.” They “purchased this property secretly under the guise of Fuller 38 LLC.”
Nov 9, 2007 - 12:40 pm .- Yesterday afternoon the Holy See’s representative to the UN, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, spoke to the General Assembly about his concern for the dangers that refugees face when they have to flee their homes.
Nov 9, 2007 - 12:21 pm .- Father Mario Jimenez of Caritas Tabasco and the Bishops’ Committee on Social Ministry said this week the churches that are not under water in the region have been converted into shelters for the thousands of people affected by the floods that have devastated the Mexican state of Tabasco.
Nov 9, 2007 - 12:06 pm .- Father Thomas J. Euteneur, president of Human Life International(HLI) has written an open letter to a Jesuit priest chastising the cleric for using a homily at a student Mass to declare that he was homosexual.
Nov 9, 2007 - 12:00 pm .- The president of the NGO Pro-Vida, Roberto Castellano, warned that what happened this week in Uruguay, where the Senate legalized abortion, confirms the existence of a strategy to establish an organized agenda against human life in Latin America.
Nov 9, 2007 - 11:52 am .- During the presentation of Pope Benedict XVI’s book “Jesus of Nazareth,” the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Ricardo Blazquez of Bilbao, said the book strengthens the faith and clears up the doubts of those who felt shaken by recent publications such as “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Gospel of Judas.”
Nov 9, 2007 - 11:40 am .- The Archdiocese of Saint Louis has warned two Saint Louis women they will excommunicate themselves if they undergo a planned “ordination ceremony” scheduled for this Sunday.
Nov 9, 2007 - 11:35 am .- Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the apostolic nuncio heading the Holy See's Permanent Observer mission to the United Nations, endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a Thursday address to the UN refugee agency.
Nov 9, 2007 - 11:01 am .- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will soon be received into the Catholic Church, The Telegraph reports.The prominent Catholic newspaper The Tablet reported that his formal conversion will take place at a Mass in the private chapel of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the Archbishop of London. The Tablet predicted Blair would convert this month.
Nov 9, 2007 - 10:39 am .- Archbishop Mario Conti, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, has expressed his delight at the news that the city has been chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Nov 9, 2007 - 09:00 am .- “Today as in the past, people who wish to be Christ's disciples are called to go against the tide,” said Pope Benedict to a group of Catholic university students today. He also told the young scholars-in-training “not to fear choosing 'alternative' paths” that go against modern culture.Benedict XVI’s remarks came as he spoke to a delegation from the Italian Catholic University Federation (FUCI) on the occasion their 110th anniversary.