Archive of June 9, 2008

Catholic teachers must share the faith with their lives, says Spanish cardinal

Jun 9, 2008 - 11:08 pm .- The Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, said this week teachers at Catholic schools must not only “transmit the faith with words but also with the explicit testimony of their own lives.”

Truth is the goal of inter-religious dialogue, Pope Benedict teaches

Jun 9, 2008 - 07:11 pm .- The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue met for its tenth full assembly this past week to focus on the theme: “Dialogue in truth and love. Pastoral orientations.”  On Saturday, Pope Benedict spoke to group about the importance of truth being the goal of all dialogue and charity being the motivation behind all dialogue.

Well-loved Catholic author Ann Ball passes away

Jun 9, 2008 - 05:45 pm .- Ann Ball, a prolific author who wrote lives of the saints alongside Catholic cookbooks, died of a heart attack shortly before midnight on Sunday, her family announced in an email.

Father Pfleger to return to Chicago parish

Jun 9, 2008 - 05:40 pm .- Controversial Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama who publicly mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton, will return to his parish after a two-week leave of absence.

Bishops question law that would violate seal of confession in Venezuela

Jun 9, 2008 - 04:33 pm .- Various Venezuelan bishops are criticizing a new law on national intelligence that would force all Venezuelans to act as informants.  Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas has reacted to the law by warning that the law would endanger the seal of confession.

Pope’s schedule for southern Italy pastoral visit released

Jun 9, 2008 - 03:36 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI’s itinerary for his trip to the Italian towns of Santa Maria di Leuca and Brindisi was released by the Vatican today.

Cardinal Tomko appointed Pope's delegate to Eucharistic Congress

Jun 9, 2008 - 02:40 pm .- In a letter released today, the Holy Father announced the appointment of Cardinal Josef Tomko, president emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Eucharistic Congresses, as pontifical legate to the celebration of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress, which will be held in Quebec, Canada, from June 15-22.

Colombian archbishop hopeful for humanitarian accord with new FARC leader

Jun 9, 2008 - 02:17 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro, said that in the wake of the death of FARC leader “Tirofijo” and the naming of Alfonso Cano as the rebel movement’s new leader, “We wish to speak face to face with him about the humanitarian accord. That is my desire and my hope.”

Argentinean bishops urge dialogue in agricultural crisis

Jun 9, 2008 - 12:51 pm .- In a statement issued at the end of their extraordinary meeting, the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina called for “transparent and constructive dialogue” between the government and other sectors involved in the country’s current crisis caused by a stalemate in negotiations.

Benedict XVI appoints auxiliary to the Archdiocese of Newark

Jun 9, 2008 - 10:50 am .- This morning at the Vatican, the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Manuel A. Cruz as auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey.  The bishop-elect, who is currently a priest of the same archdiocese, will oversee the Church in Union County and will assist Archbishop John J. Myers.

Benedict XVI: Philosophy needs to help guide modern society

Jun 9, 2008 - 10:25 am .- Saturday at the Vatican, the Holy Father received college educators participating in the sixth European Symposium of University Professors.  In his address, the Pontiff emphasized the vital role of philosophy in understanding modernity.

If you are united to Christ, you will be successful, Pope tells priests

Jun 9, 2008 - 10:01 am .- On Monday morning candidates from the Holy See’s school for training diplomats had the opportunity to meet with Pope Benedict XVI. The key to success in their work, the Pope said, is to love and remain united to Christ and the Church.

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