Archive of September 5, 2008

Message of Jesus inspired founding of Christian Liberation Movement, dissident leader says

Sep 5, 2008 - 10:39 pm .- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, said this week the “liberating message” of Jesus was what inspired the creation of this dissident movement that seeks peaceful transition to democracy in Cuba through the Varela Project.

Citing abortion comments, Archbishop Niederauer invites Pelosi to conversation

Sep 5, 2008 - 07:10 pm .- The Archbishop of San Francisco George H. Niederauer has issued a response to remarks made by U.S. House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi regarding her recent comments on abortion and Catholic teaching. Commenting that her rejection of the immorality of abortion has produced “widespread consternation,” the archbishop said it is his duty to consider whether Rep. Pelosi should receive Holy Communion.

Archbishop Chaput’s book makes NYT Best Seller List, beats Biden’s book

Sep 5, 2008 - 05:38 pm .- Just three weeks into the publication of “Render Unto Caesar,” Archbishop Charles Chaput’s new book has made the New York Times Best Seller list. The archbishop’s book is currently one place ahead of “Promises to Keep,” written by Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden.

Christians in India should be authentic disciples of Christ, says successor of Mother Teresa

Sep 5, 2008 - 12:37 pm .- The Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Mary Nirmala Joshi, said this week that, inspired by the example of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “the Christian testimony needed today in India consists in being authentic disciples of Christ,” amidst the wave of anti-Christian violence which has so far taken the lives of 26 people in the region of Orissa.

New earthquake in China affects Catholic buildings in region of Sichuan

Sep 5, 2008 - 11:19 am .- UCA News agency reported this week that the Diocese of Xichang in the Chinese province of Sichuan is helping victims and assessing damage to Catholic buildings after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the region on August 30.

Papal calendar: Lourdes visit, four new saints and the Bible Synod

Sep 5, 2008 - 09:50 am .- This morning the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff published a list of celebrations that Pope Benedict will preside over through the month of November.

Philippines archbishop optimistic ‘reproductive health’ bill will fail to pass

Sep 5, 2008 - 05:21 am .- Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto, a prominent bishop from the Philippines, on Thursday said he is confident the country’s lawmakers will not pass a “reproductive health” bill that recommends a “two-child policy” and funding sterilizations and contraceptive distribution.

Arizona bishops back state marriage amendment

Sep 5, 2008 - 03:34 am .- The bishops of Arizona on Thursday released a statement encouraging voters to support Proposition 102, an amendment on the November ballot that would establish a legal definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

Italian priest fined $80,000 for church bells’ ‘noise pollution’

Sep 5, 2008 - 01:34 am .- An Italian priest has been ordered to pay more than eighty thousand dollars to a woman living near his church because she claims the bells were rung too loud and too long at “unsocial hours.”

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