Archive of January 14, 2008

Church should become “biblical community,” says bishop appointed to Bible synod

Jan 14, 2008 - 10:22 pm .- Bishop Wilhelm Emil Egger of Bolzano-Bressanone (Italy), recently named by Pope Benedict XVI as the Special Secretary for the next Synod on the Bible, said during an interview last week that the Church “should become a biblical community.”

Santorum alleges Sen. McCain unreliable on pro-life issues

Jan 14, 2008 - 06:00 pm .- Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has attacked Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain of Arizona for hindering social conservative issues, arguing that McCain is a poor choice to lead the effort to overturn Roe v. Wade.

McCain receives endorsement of pro-life advocate couple

Jan 14, 2008 - 05:25 pm .- Austin and Cathy Ruse, who are known for their pro-life advocacy, announced their support for presidential candidate John McCain today.

Harry Potter, wrong model of a hero, Vatican newspaper says

Jan 14, 2008 - 04:45 pm .- J.K. Rowling's successful character Harry Potter is the wrong model of a hero, says the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano in its Monday-Tuesday edition.

Pro-life march in France scheduled for January 20

Jan 14, 2008 - 04:37 pm .- Next Sunday, January 20, the fourth “March for Life,” organized by a coalition of foundations that seek to modify France’s law on abortion, will take place in Paris.

Bishops of Venezuela renew call for reconciliation

Jan 14, 2008 - 04:00 pm .- At the close of their 89th Ordinary Assembly, the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela issued a statement calling on political and social leaders to enter a new stage of national reconciliation.

Pro-life group releases DVD showing “horror of abortion” in Spain

Jan 14, 2008 - 03:02 pm .- The “Provida” organization in Spain has released a DVD entitled, “Don’t Look the Other Way (No mires para otro lado),” a ten-minute presentation on the horror of abortion in the country.  “Nobody who sees the video,” Provida said, “will remain indifferent to the drama and genocide of abortion.”

Vatican Museums “more than just Sistine Chapel” says new director

Jan 14, 2008 - 01:55 pm .- After just one month since becoming director of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci said one of the challenges he has taken up is that of showing that the museums are “much more than the Sistine Chapel.”

Canadian Catholic magazine faces legal attack for criticizing homosexuals

Jan 14, 2008 - 01:52 pm .- A Catholic magazine in Canada faces severe legal attack and possible censorship after a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission alleged it made derogatory comments about homosexuals.

President of Benin meets with the Pope

Jan 14, 2008 - 11:08 am .- The president of the western African country of Benin, Thomas Yayi Boni, met with Pope Benedict on Saturday to express his thanks for the Church’s work in his country and inform him of the struggles Benin is experiencing.

Pope appoints American as new Nuncio for Bangladesh

Jan 14, 2008 - 10:54 am .- Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Joseph Martino as new Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh, making him an archbishop.

Military officer sues over mandatory vaccine with abortion source

Jan 14, 2008 - 07:15 am .- A Catholic U.S. Coast Guard officer has filed suit to prevent being forced to receive a Hepatitis vaccination derived from the remains of an aborted child, WorldNetDaily reports.

Catholic shelters help migrants into U.S. amid immigration controversy

Jan 14, 2008 - 03:10 am .- Many Catholics and Catholic organizations are assisting migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border in their search for work, Reuters reports.

Catholic peacekeeping conference scheduled for 2008

Jan 14, 2008 - 12:42 am .- An interdisciplinary group of scholars and peacebuilding practitioners from conflict-torn countries around the world will meet in April at the University of Notre Dame for a major international conference on peacemaking.

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