Archive of May 26, 2008

Book examines unresolved issues in investigation of murder of Mexican cardinal

May 26, 2008 - 10:09 pm .- “The Truth Will Set You Free. Be Not Afraid. And the Murder of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo?” is the name of a new book by two Mexican lawyers examining unresolved issues related to the investigation into the murder of the archbishop of Guadalajara on May 24, 1993.

Cardinal Kasper to meet with Russian Orthodox Patriarch

May 26, 2008 - 05:31 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper, is in Russia to meet with the Catholic community there and with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexis II.

Administrator fired for criticizing gay rights alleges First Amendment violation

May 26, 2008 - 03:24 pm .- An administrator at the University of Toledo who was fired for writing an editorial objecting to the comparison of homosexual rights to the civil rights struggles of African Americans and expressing her Christian views against homosexuality has accused the university of violating her First Amendment rights when it terminated her employment earlier this month.

“Overwhelming” food crisis requires coherent response, archishop tells UN

May 26, 2008 - 01:46 pm .- A “coherent response” is necessary to address the “overwhelming challenge” of the food crisis caused by a surge in global food prices. The remedy is a new mentality that would “place the human person at the center and not focus simply on economic profit,” Archbishop Silvano M. Thomasi said to the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Men who assaulted UK priest sentenced to four years in prison

May 26, 2008 - 11:57 am .- Three men who attacked a priest in his own home have been sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison.

Sts. Cyril and Methodius should inspire evangelization, Christian identity

May 26, 2008 - 11:12 am .- The feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius brought delegations from Bulgaria and Macedonia to the Vatican on Saturday as they honored the memory of the two missionaries to the Slavs.

Diocese of Prince-Albert receives new bishop

May 26, 2008 - 10:33 am .- The Vatican announced today that the Holy Father has appointed a new bishop for the Diocese of Prince-Albert in Canada. Fr. Albert Thevenot, will succeed Bishop Blaise-Ernest Morand, whose resignation was accepted by the Pope.

Cardinal Danneels appointed papal envoy for Virgin of the Poor anniversary

May 26, 2008 - 10:12 am .- The 75th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to an eleven year-old girl named Mariette will take place on May 31, 2008 in Belgium. The celebrations will be joined by Pope Benedict’s special envoy, Cardinal Godfried Danneels.

Pro-lifers prepare to protest birth control pill

May 26, 2008 - 01:10 am .- The American Life League (ALL) says that its preparations for a national day of protest against the birth control pill are gaining momentum.   Pro-lifers are planning June 7 protests outside of facilities that distribute the pill because of its reported abortifacient effects.

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