Archive of September 26, 2008

Virginia State Police chaplains resign over ban on ‘Jesus’ words

Sep 26, 2008 - 08:56 pm .- At least five Virginia State Police chaplains have resigned after being told they must refrain from using words like "Jesus" and "Christ."

India’s Catholic bishops ask government to subdue violent Hindu radicals

Sep 26, 2008 - 05:09 pm .- The executive body of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, meeting in Bangalore on Friday, issued a statement expressing "utter disappointment" at the "apathy and inaction" of the national and state governments in the face of anti-Christian violence committed by extremist Hindus. pulls full version of video on abortion and Hispanics

Sep 26, 2008 - 01:06 pm .- has pulled the complete Spanish version of the pro-life video “The Hard Truth” as presented by Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui. In the video, the actor informs Hispanic voters about the abortion industry and the position of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Archbishop Chaput to answer questions about new book, ‘Render Unto Caesar’

Sep 26, 2008 - 11:01 am .- This afternoon, Denver Archbishop, Charles J. Chaput will respond to questions and discuss his recent book, "Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life." In the book, the prelate encourages Catholics to participate in public life, where faith and politics intersect.

With the help of God, marriage crises can be overcome, says Pope

Sep 26, 2008 - 10:24 am .- Meeting with participants of the Retrouvaille Association, Pope Benedict XVI explained that when a marriage is suffering, the spouses are facing an opportunity that "will help them to grow." Guided by Mary and with the help of the Lord, their love will be purified, deepened and strengthened.

Venezuelan bishops encourage active but non-violent participation in public life

Sep 26, 2008 - 08:41 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela issued a statement this week inviting "all Venezuelans to actively and decisively participate in the life of the country, without violence, and with respect for the constitution, law, the rights of all persons." They continued, "we reject the continual creation of a climate of political agitation before the upcoming elections."

California parental consent proposal leading in polls

Sep 26, 2008 - 06:51 am .- A new poll shows that California likely voters tend to support the ballot proposal Proposition 4, which would require abortionists to notify at least one adult relative before performing an abortion on a minor. The proposition is reportedly supported by a 48 to 41 percent margin among likely voters.

Archbishop of Canterbury branded ‘papal puppet’ for sympathetic Lourdes remarks

Sep 26, 2008 - 05:07 am .- This week the Archbishop of Canterbury became the first Anglican leader to visit the Marian shrine at Lourdes in France. During his three-day visit, he preached a homily at an international Mass and made remarks which critics construed to mean that he accepted the reality of the Marian apparitions at Lourdes...

British government drafts proposal to allow royal succession to Catholics

Sep 26, 2008 - 02:55 am .- The British government has drafted a proposal to end the 300-year-old legal exclusion of Catholics from the British throne. MP Chris Bryant, under instructions from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has written a planned parliamentary act to revoke the exclusions.

Moscow Patriarchate says talks with Pope possible once Catholic-Orthodox problems addressed

Sep 26, 2008 - 01:39 am .- An official with the Moscow Patriarchate has reiterated its position that it is not rejecting talks between Pope Benedict XVI and the Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia. However, it repeats its condition that the problems dividing the two Churches must be addressed first.

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