Archive of November 25, 2008

Spanish cardinal: Society is sick because the family is being destroyed

Nov 25, 2008 - 10:19 pm .- During his homily on Sunday, Cardinal Antonio Canizares of Toledo said, “We are suffering a true illness in our society because of the weakening, if not the destruction, of the family, which together with the Church, are obstacles to be overcome in order to impose a new plan for mankind and for society that certainly has no future.”

Herod casting his shadow over Argentinean congress, says archbishop

Nov 25, 2008 - 08:53 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata in Argentina said this week that plans are “advancing” in Argentina to legalize abortion and that “Herod’s shadow” is engulfing the Argentinean Congress.

Judge overturns Florida law barring homosexual adoption

Nov 25, 2008 - 07:56 pm .- A Florida judge on Tuesday overturned a Florida law that prohibits homosexuals from adopting children. Attorneys for Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum immediately announced the state would appeal the ruling.

Obama breaks presidential churchgoing habits to work out at gym

Nov 25, 2008 - 05:57 pm .- President-elect Barack Obama has skipped church services since his election to the presidency, using Sunday to work out at the gym.

Economic crisis demands reconciliation and solidarity, archbishop of Madrid tells Spaniards

Nov 25, 2008 - 04:39 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, said this week that it is necessary to cultivate a spirit of reconciliation among Spaniards to keep society from suffering a breakdown, and he urged a renewed solidarity that would allow society to confront the economic crisis.

Why Kmiec will not become the new Vatican Ambassador

Nov 25, 2008 - 03:22 pm .- An official from the Vatican's Secretary of State department has reacted to the recent suggestion that Pepperdine professor Douglas Kmiec should become the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican by saying, "it will never happen."

Removing crucifixes from school does not create peace, Spanish cardinal says

Nov 25, 2008 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Carlos Amigo of Sevilla said this week the removal of crucifixes, which are a symbol engrained in Spanish society, “does nothing to help people live together in peace,” which is achieved through respect.

Pope Benedict calls on society to reconnect beauty to truth and goodness

Nov 25, 2008 - 11:18 am .- Although the world is immersed in images, it can be empty of beauty, Pope Benedict said today in a message he sent to the Pontifical Academy of Fine Arts and Literature as it explores the relationship between aesthetics and ethics.

Report: Vietnamese government’s effort to establish rival ‘Patriotic Church’ has failed

Nov 25, 2008 - 06:28 am .- The Vietnamese government’s attempt to create a “Patriotic Church” to rival the Catholic Church in the country is now considered “completely impossible,” sources familiar with the effort have told CNA.

Bishop Hermann explains his willingness to die to end abortion

Nov 25, 2008 - 04:16 am .- At the recent fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Robert J. Hermann, the administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, declared that for any bishop it would be a “privilege to die tomorrow to bring about an end to abortion.” He has further explained that Catholics' response to abortion in our country should be proportionate to the scale of the tragedy.

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