Archive of July 28, 2008

Archbishop Burke to dedicate new national shrine for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Jul 28, 2008 - 11:39 pm .- Archbishop Raymond Burke is flying back from Rome to dedicate the new Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe this coming Thursday, the sixth anniversary of the canonization of Guadalupe visionary St. Juan Diego. The shrine, near the western Wisconsin town of La Salle, is to be a pilgrimage destination for the faithful where they can show their devotion to the Virgin Mary under her title Patroness of the Americas.

Spanish expert says awareness of need to protect family does exist

Jul 28, 2008 - 09:16 pm .- The president of the Spanish Forum for the Family, Benigno Blanco, said last week families in Spain are aware of the need to protect the family, but that the same cannot be said of legislators that are following anti-family ideologies.

Protestant pastor apologizes to Catholics over minister’s role in female ‘ordinations’

Jul 28, 2008 - 06:13 pm .- Just over a week ago, the dissident group Womenpriests claimed to “ordain” three women as priests at a Boston-area Church of Christ location. The move was condemned by the Archdiocese of Boston and now the Rev. David Runnion-Bareford, a Church of Christ minister, is apologizing to the archdiocese for his fellow minister’s sanctioning of the event.  

Only a totalitarian states gives cover for death, warns Spanish bishop

Jul 28, 2008 - 05:13 pm .- The president of the Subcommittee on Family and the Defense of Life of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla, said last week that when the state “provides legal cover for the culture of death, it automatically is transformed into a totalitarian state.”

American Indian leaders help Democrats bless convention venue

Jul 28, 2008 - 04:42 pm .- The smell of sage filled the air as Native American leaders joined organizers of the Democratic National Convention last Friday to offer a blessing for the delegates and for the citizens of the United States.  The convention, held in Denver, Colorado, will run August 25 – 28.

'Little Sydney” in Balkans brings together hundreds of young people

Jul 28, 2008 - 04:07 pm .- Bishop Kiro Stojanov of Skopje in Macedonia invited hundreds of young people to his diocese who could not travel to Sydney for World Youth Day 2008 in order to give them a chance to celebrate their faith.

Pope Benedict begins his vacation in northern Italy

Jul 28, 2008 - 11:50 am .- On Monday morning, Pope Benedict XVI flew from Rome to northern Italy to begin a two week vacation in the town of Bressanone. The Vatican also announced the Pope’s schedule for the rest of summer today.

Peruvian archbishop: getting divorced is easier than canceling cell phone service

Jul 28, 2008 - 10:50 am .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura called on officials last week to promote measures that help the family instead of weaken it, referring to recent passage of a law facilitating divorce, which he said, makes it “easier to get a divorce in Peru than to cancel your cell phone service.”

Pope calls on Focolare movement to continue on the path of their foundress

Jul 28, 2008 - 10:10 am .- Once Pope Benedict finished relating his joy at the success of World Youth Day at Castel Gandolfo yesterday, he gave a few special words to the members of the Focolare movement on the occasion of the election of Maria Voce as their president. The Pontiff called on the movement to continue in the spiritual footsteps of their foundress Chiara Lubich.

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