Archive of June 6, 2008

Global food crisis could close Nigerian seminary

Jun 6, 2008 - 08:58 pm .- The global food crisis could close the Catholic seminary in the central Nigerian city of Makurdi by June 20 as “astronomical prices” force food rationing there.

Family Forum says Spanish Health Minister should listen to victims of abortion

Jun 6, 2008 - 06:15 pm .- The president of the Spanish Forum on the Family, Benigno Blanco, said this week that Spain’s Health Minister, Bernat Soria, should listen “to those who up to now have not been taken into consideration,” to the “thousands of women who have been abandoned and are alone and have considered abortion because of a lack of solidarity and positive alternatives.”

Cardinal addresses student rioting in Chile

Jun 6, 2008 - 04:54 pm .- The archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, said this week dialogue is always the best route for resolving complaints, such as those being raised by student and teacher groups and that have led to confrontations with the police.

Chinese Catholics continue helping earthquake victims

Jun 6, 2008 - 02:02 pm .- Catholics in China continue to reach out to those suffering from the recent earthquake in May, while survivors continue to show great faith in the midst of their sufferings.

St. Matthew’s teen HUGs the world’s needy: Rock Uganda raises over $30,000

Jun 6, 2008 - 01:55 pm .- Anna Schuck always wanted to make a difference.  In middle school, she began her volunteer work by helping with weekly bingo games at a local nursing home. Later, she served on the diocesan Youth Leadership Team and was an adviser to Bishop Saltarelli on the Diocesan Pastoral Council.  She taught first-grade religion for four years at her parish, St. Matthew’s in Wilmington.

Suspended Nicaraguan priest elected president of U.N. General Assembly

Jun 6, 2008 - 12:53 pm .- Suspended priest and former Sandinista leader Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann has been elected to lead the next U.N. General Assembly, beginning in September of this year.

Famous exorcist: 'The devil loves to take over those who hold political office'

Jun 6, 2008 - 11:10 am .- In an interview with the magazine “Maria Mensajera,” famous Italian exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said, “Everybody is vulnerable to the work of Satan” and that “the devil loves to take over those who hold political office.”

Pope encourages Asian bishops to follow in the footsteps of St. Paul

Jun 6, 2008 - 10:43 am .- Bishops from the Asian countries of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei met with Pope Benedict at the Vatican on Friday and heard him call them to follow in the footsteps of St. Paul. The prelates must help their flock to deeply absorb faith in Christ and to guard against the pitfalls of materialism and relativism, the Pope said.

Holy Father receives Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi

Jun 6, 2008 - 10:28 am .- Today the Holy Father met with Silvio Berlusconi, the recently elected prime minister of Italy.  During their discussion, the two focused on the Church’s role in Italian society, the state of education, and the importance of responding to international concerns.

Wyoming Catholic College finishes its first year

Jun 6, 2008 - 05:03 am .- Wyoming Catholic College’s first freshman class has spent its first year on a deliberately low-tech campus where outdoorsmanship is taught alongside a classical “great books” program to provide a wholistic education.

Oregon health plan covers assisted suicide, not drugs, for cancer patient

Jun 6, 2008 - 01:09 am .- An Oregon woman suffering from lung cancer was notified by the state-run Oregon Health Plan that their policy would not cover her life-extending cancer drug, telling her the health plan would cover doctor-assisted suicide instead.

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