Archive of September 29, 2008

Archbishop Gomez launches Latino-oriented educational service on political life

Sep 29, 2008 - 11:13 pm .- Archbishop of San Antonio José Gomez, who is also the founder of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL), has written a letter to CALL members announcing the launch of a non-partisan educational service discussing how to apply Catholic moral principles to political life.

Catholic school district’s HPV vaccine stance addresses all concerns, says Bishop of Calgary

Sep 29, 2008 - 10:10 pm .- The Bishop of Calgary and the Minister of Health in the Canadian province of Alberta have traded criticisms over the local Catholic school district’s refusal to participate in a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program. Bishop Fred Henry charged Alberta Health Minister Ron Liepert with “ranting and raving,” while Liepert claimed the district’s position itself was irresponsible.

Bishops reaffirm commitment to promoting Christ among Uruguayans

Sep 29, 2008 - 08:13 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Uruguay, Bishop Carlos Maria Collazi, told Pope Benedict XVI at their recent ‘ad limina’ visit that the bishops of the country are committed to promoting Christ among the faithful in order to respond to the challenges facing the Church.

France recommends women who had abortions in Barcelona get tested for AIDS

Sep 29, 2008 - 06:47 pm .- The civil rights watchdog website in Spain,, reported this week that French health care officials are recommending that women who obtained abortions from Spanish doctor Carlos Morin undergo HIV tests to ensure they were not infected during the procedure.

Chinese bishop encourages imitating missionary fervor of St. Paul

Sep 29, 2008 - 05:05 pm .- Bishop Jin Lu Xian of Shanghai in China is encouraging Catholics to imitate the missionary fervor of St. Paul in response to the challenges that the Church is facing in its daily life.

European Catholic doctors encourage defense of life from conception to natural death

Sep 29, 2008 - 01:54 pm .- The European Federation of Catholic Medical Associations issued a statement at the conclusion of its 11th annual congress expressing its firm commitment to the defense of life in response to the threats of abortion, euthanasia, genetic manipulation, the creation of human embryos, and others.

Director of Papal Villas reveals untold stories from Pius XII to Benedict XVI

Sep 29, 2008 - 11:35 am .- During his long tenure as director of the Papal Villas, Saverio Petrillo has seen details from the daily lives of the Pontiffs that up to now have been unknown. He tells the stories of the many children who were born in Pius XII’s room, the “escapes” by John XXIII to talk with local residents, John Paul II’s free time spent in the swimming pool, and Benedict XVI’s nights in front of the piano.

Angels bring us great help and consolation, Pope Benedict reminds

Sep 29, 2008 - 10:29 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will complete his stay at the papal summer residence tomorrow, and as final preparations are being made for his return to Rome, he addressed the local bishop, religious, local civil authorities and security personnel on the topic of angels.

Holy Father recalls summer travels, honors confessor of St. Faustina

Sep 29, 2008 - 10:01 am .- Following the praying of the Angelus on Sunday, Benedict XVI reflected on the events of the summer months and expressed joy at the beatification of the confessor of St. Faustina Kowalska.

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