Archive of September 27, 2008

Achieving Millennium Development Goals is a 'crucial moral obligation' says archbishop

Sep 27, 2008 - 08:32 pm .- On Thursday, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations in New York, addressed the 63rd session of the U.N. General Assembly which is considering the Millennium Development Goals.  The archbishop asked the assembly how the world is able to find funds to save financial systems in developed countries, but cannot find the resources necessary to invest in the "most destitute" ones.

Dialogue and positive secularity the paths of our time, says Madrid cardinal

Sep 27, 2008 - 02:47 pm .- The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, explained this week that the "paths of our time" are dialogue and "positive secularity," which enables the Church to have the freedom to exercise its mission to make its contributions to the State for the common good.

Bishop Soto’s defense of Church teaching at gay ministry conference draws attendees’ ire

Sep 27, 2008 - 10:54 am .- Jaime Soto, the coadjutor bishop of Sacramento, addressed the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries conference in Long Beach, California on September 18. While noting that marriage is not the "sole domain of love," he also reiterated the Church’s teaching that homosexual acts are sinful. 

Wisconsin court rules that assisting in suicide is not ‘killing’

Sep 27, 2008 - 05:44 am .- The Wisconsin District 4 Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that the wife and the daughter of a Wisconsin man who committed suicide can inherit their estate even if they assisted in the act. The ruling was criticized by Wisconsin Right to Life for giving a financial incentive for people to help their relatives kill themselves.

Holy Father encourages Uruguayan bishops to proclaim the faith ‘in its entirety’

Sep 27, 2008 - 12:30 am .- In his address this morning to the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Uruguay, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the prelates to teach "the faith of the Church in its entirety" and not to shy away "from an explicit proclamation of the moral values of Catholic doctrine."

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