Archive of February 14, 2008

Sky Angel IPTV service includes five Catholic channels

Feb 14, 2008 - 11:28 pm .- Sky Angel U.S., a national leader in providing Christian TV and radio channels, is including five Catholic channels as part of its new 70-channel Sky Angel Internet  Protocol Television (IPTV) service. 

Pius X Society school’s ban on female referees scrutinized

Feb 14, 2008 - 08:26 pm .- A K-12 academy run by a traditionalist Catholic breakaway group is attracting attention for an apparent policy that forbids female referees from its basketball games, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

YouTube apologizes, restores pro-life video

Feb 14, 2008 - 04:51 pm .- After media coverage and numerous protests for removing a pro-life video report critical of a Planned Parenthood advertisement, the video-sharing site has apologized and restored the video to its site.

Catholics should give public witness unashamedly, says Cardinal Carles

Feb 14, 2008 - 04:41 pm .- In an opinion piece published by the Spanish daily La Razon, Cardinal Ricardo Maria Carles, Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, said Catholics should not be fearful of bearing witness to the faith in the public square.

Study finds Catholics who attend Mass are less likely to divorce

Feb 14, 2008 - 01:55 pm .- A poll commissioned by the USCCB Subcommittee on Marriage and the Family Life and conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate has found that Catholics who attend Mass frequently are less likely to get divorced and are more likely to have large families, reports Lifesite News.

Healing of religious would be first miracle attributed to Our Lady of Lourdes for a Latin American

Feb 14, 2008 - 01:29 pm .- The inexplicable cure of a Colombian religious—whose identity remains a secret—would be the first miracle attributed to the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and officially recognized in Latin America.

Benedict XVI may visit Germany in 2009, says nuncio

Feb 14, 2008 - 11:46 am .- The Apostolic Nuncio to Germany, Archbishop Jean-Claude Perisset said this week Pope Benedict XVI may visit the country in November of 2009 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

How and why the Roman Curia holds Spiritual Exercises

Feb 14, 2008 - 11:17 am .- As Pope Benedict XVI and the members of the Roman Curia take part in Lenten Spiritual Exercises under the direction of Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, the L’Osservatore Romano published an article explaining the origin of this practice at the Vatican.

Beatification process for Sister Lucia opened, new writings to be published

Feb 14, 2008 - 10:54 am .- The prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, announced this Wednesday in Coimbra, Portugal, that Pope Benedict XVI has authorized the opening of the cause of beatification of Sister Lucia, the Fatima visionary, and he revealed that she left a series of important unpublished writings.

Pro-marriage Hispanics to rally at Democratic National Convention

Feb 14, 2008 - 07:06 am .- Key Latino leaders will rally at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver later this year in support of a national marriage amendment and marriage-friendly policy.

Mexican bishops call drug traffickers to conversion

Feb 14, 2008 - 04:34 am .- In a statement released for the season of Lent, the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico called for the season of conversion be an occasion for rejecting organized crime and a time for drug traffickers abandon their practices.

UCLA researchers confirm new stem cell breakthrough

Feb 14, 2008 - 03:28 am .- U.S. scientists have reprogrammed human skin cells into cells with characteristics similar to those of embryonic stem cells, confirming the breakthrough discovery made by a Japanese researcher, according to news reports.

Cardinal Brady intervened in Irish sex abuse documents dispute, reports say

Feb 14, 2008 - 01:02 am .- The retired Archbishop of Dublin withdrew his objections to disclosing sexual abuse documents to a government inquiry after being visited by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, The Irish Times reports.

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