Archive of February 17, 2008

Minnesota bishop laments “satanical attitude” behind cemetery vandalism

Feb 17, 2008 - 06:47 pm .- Bishop of Winona Bernard Harrington lamented in his diocese's newspaper a series of vandalous acts and desecrations and suspects a “satanical attitude” of driving the latest incident in a string of attacks.   He connected the vandalism to a 2002 sacrilegious attack on a church in which consecrated hosts were desecrated.

US bishops ask ICE to assist families, communities after immigration raids

Feb 17, 2008 - 03:10 pm .- Two United States Catholic bishops involved in immigration issues have written to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to express their concern about the protocols and the increased law enforcement activity of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE).

Denver’s Living the Catholic Faith Conference to focus on citizenship

Feb 17, 2008 - 12:04 pm .- To serve lay Catholics in this election year, the Archdiocese of Denver’s Living the Catholic Faith Conference is set to focus on faithful citizenship.  Its theme, “Decide today whom you will serve” (Jos 24:15) emphasizes the importance of living as a true witness to the Catholic faith.

Benedict XVI: We are transfigured in hope

Feb 17, 2008 - 11:12 am .- Speaking to thousands who crowded St. Peters square on a bright Sunday morning, Pope Benedict XVI thanked all those who remained close in spirit during this last week when he and the Roman curia participated in the annual Lenten Spiritual exercises, presided by French Cardinal Albert Vanhoye.

Philippines Catholic bishops avoid rallies against government corruption scandal

Feb 17, 2008 - 06:30 am .- Catholic bishops and other Catholic leaders in the Philippines decided not to join a Friday rally protesting the president and alleged high-level corruption in Manila, UCA News reports.

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