Sep 15, 2008 - 09:25 pm .- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, called on priests to be attentive to their people and to avoid becoming “clerics or officials of the State” who forget that the belong to the people of God in order to serve them.
Sep 15, 2008 - 08:50 pm .- In a video posted to the internet, Bishop of Phoenix Thomas Olmsted has exhorted Catholics to support Proposition 102, an amendment to the Arizona constitution that would define marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Sep 15, 2008 - 06:11 pm .- Bishop Amadeo Rodriguez of Plasencia in Spain called on priests and the faithful to support the local seminary, which is “the heart of the Diocese” and “is always open to the chosen of the Lord.”
Sep 15, 2008 - 05:43 pm .- Fr. Vincent Nguyen Trung Thanh, the provincial superior of the Redemptorists in Vietnam, on Sunday issued a letter lamenting that the Vietnamese government has not stopped leveling false accusations against Catholics demonstrating to recover confiscated church properties. The religious superior said that his hope for dialogue with the communist government is vanishing.
Sep 15, 2008 - 04:38 pm .- Bishop Julian Lopez of Leon in Spain said last week he hopes to see St. Isidore of Seville declared co-patron of Europe, underscoring the “Doctor of Spain’s” theological and intellectual richness.
Sep 15, 2008 - 03:35 pm .- Bishop Jorge Solorzano of Matagalpa warned last week Catholic schools in Nicaragua would be forced to close if the State decides to cut school subsidies.
Sep 15, 2008 - 12:54 pm .- The Holy Father thanked the French for their hospitality during his four-day trip that ended with a departure ceremony on Monday afternoon. During his closing remarks, the Pontiff recalled that before the Grotto of Massabielle, he spent time praying for the pilgrims, for the Church, for France, and for the world.
Sep 15, 2008 - 12:36 pm .- In one of the most emotional moments of his trip to Lourdes, Pope Benedict XVI presided over a Mass this morning at the Shrine of Lourdes before thousands of sick patients. In his homily, he reminded the pilgrims that “Christ's presence comes to break the isolation which pain induces.”
Sep 15, 2008 - 12:00 pm .- On Sunday evening Pope Benedict XVI gathered all of the bishops of France in the Hemicycle of Bernadette Hall and addressed the numerous issues facing the Church in France. In particular, Benedict defended the Church’s stance on divorce and remarriage, spoke of the Latin Mass and called for the continued defense of the family.
Sep 15, 2008 - 11:28 am .- More than 20,000 Brazilians participated in the second annual National March for Life last week in the country’s capital.