Archive of April 28, 2008

Relic tour unites military families together in prayer

Apr 28, 2008 - 10:22 pm .- A Los Angeles-based apostolate is sending relics of Catholic saints to U.S. troops based around the world and to their families in the United States. 

Controversial Episcopal bishop scheduled for Catholic book trade conference

Apr 28, 2008 - 08:17 pm .- A group of Episcopalians has invited controversial Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson to speak during a major Catholic trade show for booksellers.  Though Robinson’s appearance is not directly sponsored by the trade show, he is listed in the show’s schedule of events.

Spanish bishops call for media ethics courses

Apr 28, 2008 - 05:34 pm .- The Spanish bishops’ Committee on Social Communications Media said last week that due to the influence of the media on young people, there needs to be an “ethical and moral reflection on the media” in schools, and therefore ethics in the media should be part of the school curriculum.

Cardinal Dias to commemorate the new Christian Millennium in Ethiopia

Apr 28, 2008 - 05:26 pm .- On Saturday it was announced that Pope Benedict appointed Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as his special envoy to ceremonies commemorating the new Christian Millennium in Ethiopia. 

Cardinal Egan upset with Rudy Giuliani over Communion

Apr 28, 2008 - 04:23 pm .- During Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S. just over a week ago, some pro-abortion politicians, including Rudy Giuliani and John Kerry, received Communion at the papal Mass. Today Cardinal Edward Egan, the Archbishop of New York, released a statement expressing his displeasure with Giuliani for receiving the Eucharist.

There is no right to kill a child, Mexican leader reminds amidst abortion debate

Apr 28, 2008 - 01:05 pm .- The director of the international office of Fundacion Vida, Paulina Sada, underscored that a pregnant woman “has no right to kill another person,” in this case, her own child, because he is “a human being and not a virus.”

Apostolic Nuncio in Burundi suffers attack

Apr 28, 2008 - 11:22 am .- The Fides news agency reported last week on a new attack against the Apostolic Nunciature in Burundi that took place on April 22.  The grenade explosion caused minor structural damage but nobody was hurt or injured.

Survey examines the reading of Sacred Scripture

Apr 28, 2008 - 11:09 am .- Today the Catholic Biblical Federation and GFK Eurisko presented their research on the frequency of Bible reading at the Holy See’s Press Office.  Their survey explored the practice in several countries: U.S., UK, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and Russia; finding that the Bible is present in the lives of many adults today.

Ask Christ ‘what do you want me to do with my life?’ Pope tells youth

Apr 28, 2008 - 10:42 am .- Every year young people from the Archdiocese of Paris make a pilgrimage and this year’s journey took them to Lourdes. In a letter that Pope Benedict wrote to the youth, he called on them to imitate the ‘yes’ of Mary because this will lead them to true happiness.

Two U. S. clergymen appointed to Jewish Commission

Apr 28, 2008 - 09:56 am .- On Saturday, April 26, the Holy Father appointed three English speakers, two of whom are Americans, as consultors to the Commission for Religious Relations with Jews.

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