Archive of April 14, 2008

Muslim cleric proclaims Rome will soon be conquered by Islam

Apr 14, 2008 - 09:17 pm .- A high profile Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament gave a sermon last Friday in which he declared that soon Rome, “the capital of the Catholics” will be soon overtaken by Islam. 

President Bush pulling out all stops to welcome the Pope

Apr 14, 2008 - 06:02 pm .- Pope Benedict’s visit to the White House on Wednesday will be only the second visit a Pope has made to the home of the President of the United States, the Associated Press reports.

Ignorance of meaning of suffering leads to acceptance of euthanasia, warns Mexican expert

Apr 14, 2008 - 04:08 pm .- The director of the Department of Bioethics at the Anahuac University in Mexico, Dr. Oscar Martinez Gonzalez, said the “incapacity to discover the meaning and value of suffering and to see the true face of death makes understanding the arguments against euthanasia difficult to understand.”

Weapons disarmament preceded by disarmament of hearts, says Cardinal Martino

Apr 14, 2008 - 03:23 pm .- Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said this past week that, “To work for disarmament means to promote a preventative culture of peace, capable of preventing at the roots the causes that can degenerate human coexistence into the scandal of war.”

Holy Father to bring message of hope to Church in US, says Vatican official

Apr 14, 2008 - 01:14 pm .- The vice president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Archbishop Octavo Ruiz Arenas, said that during his upcoming trip to the Unites States, Pope Benedict XVI will bring a message of hope to the faithful to encourage them to proclaim the Gospel of Christ with love and enthusiasm.

Brazilian bishops reveal death threats against three prelates

Apr 14, 2008 - 12:00 pm .- During its 46th Plenary Assembly last week, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Brazil denounced the death threats that have been leveled against three of its members in recent days and called for investigations and increased security.

Pope Benedict calls for a “new humanism” to overcome violence

Apr 14, 2008 - 10:51 am .- In the face of the eruption of violence around the world, Pope Benedict is calling for a “new humanism” that includes moral and spiritual development, to combat the spread of warfare.

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