Archive of January 28, 2008

Candidacy of ex-bishop a “dagger thrust into the body of the Church” in Paraguay

Jan 28, 2008 - 08:32 pm .- Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano of Alto Parana has strongly criticized suspended Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo for his decision to be a candidate in the upcoming elections and said it was “dagger thrust into the Church.”

Michigan group plans new Catholic college

Jan 28, 2008 - 07:03 pm .- Organizers with the Cardinal Newman Liberal Arts Project believe they have found a good location for a new Catholic college in the town of Otsego, Michigan, the Grand Rapids Press reports.

Author explains how the Democratic party became liberalized

Jan 28, 2008 - 06:00 pm .- In an interview with CNA, Mark Stricherz, the author of the book “Why the Democrats are Blue: How Secular Liberals Hijacked the People’s Party”, explains how the Democratic Party, once supported heavily by Catholics, has become increasingly secularized since the 1960s.

Kenya diocese evacuates Catholic priests and personnel from violent areas

Jan 28, 2008 - 05:31 pm .- Following the brutal killing of a Catholic priest on Saturday, the Diocese of Nakuru began an operation on Monday evening to evacuate Catholic personnel trapped by continuing ethnic violence, the Catholic Information Service for Africa reports.

Brazilian cardinal recalls personal story about relative to speak against abortion

Jan 28, 2008 - 04:13 pm .- During the presentation of the Brazilian bishops’ upcoming Lenten campaign “Fraternidad y Defensa de la Vida (Brotherhood and the Defense of Life),” Cardinal Eusebio Oscar Scheid of Rio de Janeiro called on Catholics to only vote for those who are committed to defending the right to life. He also illustrated the need to protect life by sharing an unknown story about his niece.

Holy Father invites people to join 'invisble monastery' of prayer for Christian unity

Jan 28, 2008 - 02:57 pm .- On Saturday at the Roman basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, the Pope presided at the celebration of the second Vespers for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The ceremony focused on this year's theme of praying unceasingly for Christian unity.

The Church does not impose or accept impositions says Spanish cardinal

Jan 28, 2008 - 02:54 pm .- The Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, said on Sunday the Catholic Church does not impose its teachings, but neither does she accept the imposition of secularism and laicism.

Expo of ecumenical translations of the Bible to open in Rome

Jan 28, 2008 - 01:15 pm .- The Salesian Pontifical University has organized a special showing of all the ecumenical translations of the Bible produced up to now, as a contribution to the upcoming Synod of Bishops that will focus on “the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.”

Archbishop of Hanoi responds to government threats and accusations

Jan 28, 2008 - 12:48 pm .- Over the weekend, members of the Vietnamese government issued a statement about the recent Catholic protests in the capital city of Hanoi.  In a response dated January 28, Archbishop Joseph Ngô of Hanoi disproved every accusation leveled against his flock by the government.

Argentinean courts confirm boy was killed in satanic ritual

Jan 28, 2008 - 11:34 am .- In Argentina the trial of Cesar Beguiristain has begun, the 20 year-old leader of an Afro-Brazilian, satanic cult accused of carrying out the ritual killing of a 12 year-old street boy.

Pope: Science cannot fully understand the mystery of man

Jan 28, 2008 - 11:15 am .- A joyful Pope Benedict spoke this morning with academics gathered at the Vatican to study the human person. While applauding their efforts, he also told them that science is not capable of fully understanding the mystery of human beings.

Pope reminds Church court to apply uniform standards of justice

Jan 28, 2008 - 10:46 am .- Members of the Roman Rota, the second highest Church court, met with Pope Benedict this  Friday to inaugurate their 100th year of service. Benedict XVI exhorted them in his address to protect the communion of the Church by applying a uniform standard of justice to the cases they hear.

Polling station at Mass. Catholic church won’t cover crucifix

Jan 28, 2008 - 01:05 am .- A Catholic church to be used as a polling site for the Massachusetts presidential primary will not have to cover up or remove its crucifixes or other religious images, countering an earlier decision that could have required such action, the Telegram and Gazette reports.

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