Archive of October 6, 2008

Knights of Columbus airs pro-life ‘heartbeat’ radio ad

Oct 6, 2008 - 08:25 pm .- A new Knights of Columbus radio spot featuring the heartbeat of a 10-week-old unborn child and urging listeners to vote pro-life has begun airing on radio stations around the U.S.

Spanish bishop asks non-believers to 'reconsider' Catholic weddings

Oct 6, 2008 - 07:45 pm .- Bishop Angel Rubio Castro of Segovia in Spain has published a catechetical manual in which, among other things, he suggests non-believers and non-practicing Catholics consider refraining from marrying in the Church.

Mexican cardinal calls for traditional Marian celebration to include 'mournful' pro-life march

Oct 6, 2008 - 06:30 pm .- Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara has invited the faithful who will participate in the traditional Marian celebrations of at the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, to dress in white and in something black as a sign of mourning for the Supreme Court’s ruling that abortion in the country is constitutional.

Spanish nun recalls horror of anti-Christian persecution in India

Oct 6, 2008 - 04:15 pm .- The Pontifical Missionary Works of Spain made public this week the harrowing testimony of a Spanish missionary nun concerning the alarming wave of violence and persecution that Christian communities in India, especially in the state of Orissa, are suffering.

Cardinal Lozano: Yes to scientific advances but not at the cost of human dignity

Oct 6, 2008 - 03:14 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, addressed the XV Congress of the Federation of European Catholic Doctors meeting in Danzk, Poland. In his remarks, he encouraged scientific advances but not when they harm human dignity.

Church must bring people to a 'vivid encounter' with God, Cardinal Ouellet says

Oct 6, 2008 - 01:36 pm .- Archbishop of Quebec Cardinal Mark Ouellet on Monday addressed the General Congregation of the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops saying the Church must better present divine revelation as a dialogue between God and man to help bring people to a “vivid encounter” with God.

Origin of priestly celibacy is fundamentally spiritual, expert says

Oct 6, 2008 - 02:01 pm .- In an article published by L’Osservatore Romano, Stefan Heid, professor of Liturgy and Hagiography at the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archeology, said that “in its substance and origin, celibacy is a spiritual decision” that “requires interior strength.”

Pope Benedict: unlike great banks, the Word of God doesn't fail

Oct 6, 2008 - 01:01 pm .- On Monday Pope Benedict XVI briefly remarked on the financial crisis during the opening of the first General Congregation of the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. In the aftermath of the “fall of the great banks,” he reminded synod attendees that money is of “secondary importance” to the Word of God, which he called the “foundation of all reality.”

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