Archive of November 24, 2008

Mass closes Archdiocese of Boston’s bicentennial celebration

Nov 24, 2008 - 11:48 pm .- The Archdiocese of Boston celebrated the Closing Mass of its bicentennial year on Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

Spanish cardinal criticizes ‘Christophobic’ ruling removing crucifixes from schools

Nov 24, 2008 - 10:11 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, the Archbishop of Toledo, on Sunday decried a Spanish judge’s ruling that removed crucifixes from classroom walls. He called it a doomed, “Christophobic” attempt to “impose a new culture” which forgets and denies both God and man.

Texas bishop apologizes for Catholic hospitals’ unethical sterilizations

Nov 24, 2008 - 07:02 pm .- Bishop Alvaro Corrada of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, has apologized for his lack of oversight following the confirmation of allegations that Catholic hospitals in Texas were performing direct sterilizations in contravention of Catholic medical ethics.

Cardinal Urosa encourages aid for torrential flood victims in Venezuela

Nov 24, 2008 - 06:04 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, has encouraged the faithful to give aid to the victims of the torrential rains that have slammed the capital and other parts of Venezuela, with a special collection to be held this Sunday in all parishes.

Spanish woman shows homosexuality can be overcome

Nov 24, 2008 - 04:41 pm .- Marta Lozano is the courageous author of, “A Story About Abuse and Homosexuality,” a book in which she recounts her own life and how she regained peace after struggling for years with her own homosexual tendencies.  She shared her testimony in an exclusive interview with CNA.

Europe suffering from chronic lack of hope, bishop warns

Nov 24, 2008 - 04:40 pm .- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, warned this week that European society “has made science almighty, it has made progress a substitute for salvation and suffers a chronic lack of hope, where the culture of death gains ground everyday on the culture of life.”

Sudanese bishops warn peace accord for the south losing force

Nov 24, 2008 - 01:42 pm .- The Fides news agency reported this week that the Sudanese bishops are concerned “about the fact that the letter and spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Accord is losing force, both among its main signers and its supporters and friends who contributed to achieving this historic document.”

Cardinal Arinze: Pope considering moving sign of peace

Nov 24, 2008 - 12:33 pm .- The prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Francis Arinze, has said that Pope Benedict XVI may consider moving the sign of peace to before the offertory, “in order to create a moment of reflection while we prepare for communion.”

Unity between Christians will encourage others to peace, Pope states

Nov 24, 2008 - 10:52 am .- The Redemptoris Mater Chapel in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace was the scene of an ecumenical ceremony on Monday morning that was presided over by Pope Benedict and Aram I of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Speaking at the event, the Pope highlighted the progress made in developing and understanding between the Eastern and Roman Churches.

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