Archive of January 19, 2008

Seminarians who minister to the deaf face possible eviction

Jan 19, 2008 - 11:17 pm .- Next Tuesday, Father Tom Coughlin and a group of seminarians who minister to the deaf will go up against the Castle Hills City Council in hopes to obtain a special permit that would allow them to continue living in their single-family zoned home.

North American and European bishops offer hope and prayers for just peace in the Holy Land

Jan 19, 2008 - 06:13 pm .- Bishops from North America and Europe gathered in the Holy Land this past week to demonstrate their solidarity with the local Church and provide support and encouragement to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in seeking peace. 

Spaniard Adolfo Nicolás elected new Superior General of the Jesuits

Jan 19, 2008 - 01:34 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI gave his consent on Saturday to the election of the Spanish Jesuit Adolfo Nicolás as the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

Fighting hunger: one rice bowl at a time

Jan 19, 2008 - 10:50 am .- Millions of Catholics from more than 14,000 parishes, schools and community groups in the U.S. are ready to launch Operation Rice Bowl (ORB), Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) annual Lenten program, on Ash Wednesday, February 6. In advance of the Lenten season, CRS will send out millions of symbolic rice bowls that are used as the focal point for their prayer, fasting, learning, and giving.

Caritas to plans to call nations to responsibility for the poor at World Economic Forum

Jan 19, 2008 - 09:32 am .- The Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, Lesley-Anne Knight, has announced that at the upcoming World Economic Forum, she plans to obtain a renewed commitment from the world’s political and economic leaders to respond to the plight of the poor.

Opposition to abortion is a non-negotiable requirement of Catholics, says Bishop Aquila

Jan 19, 2008 - 02:10 am .- In a presentation given at Loyola College in Baltimore, Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, bishop of the Diocese of Fargo, said opposition to intrinsic evils, such as abortion, is non-negotiable for Catholic politicians and all Catholics. 

Legal action needed against Nicaraguan feminists over abortion performed on 9 year-old

Jan 19, 2008 - 01:00 am .- Bishop Abelardo Mata of Esteli and president of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights announced this week that his organization will continue to call for legal action against nine activists from the “Women’s Network Against Violence” over the case of Rosita, a girl raped by her stepfather and used by feminists to advance their agenda of legalizing abortion.

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