Archive of February 4, 2009

Lesbian couple who led same-sex ‘marriage’ lawsuit to divorce

Feb 4, 2009 - 10:54 pm .- The lesbian couple whose legal case led the Supreme Court of Massachusetts to impose same-sex “marriage” on the state has filed for divorce.

President Uribe prays to Mary for ‘a Colombia free of terrorism’

Feb 4, 2009 - 10:11 pm .- After the recent release of five hostages being held by the Marxist rebel group FARC, the president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, traveled to the Cathedral of Our Lady of All Remedies in Riohacha to ask the Mother of God “to help us to have a Colombia that free of terrorism and is prosperous and upright, with social justice.”

Mormons reverse plans to build temple near Marian shrine in Honduras

Feb 4, 2009 - 06:40 pm .- The Honduran press last week that the Mormon Church has decided to abandon plans to build a new temple near the Shrine of Our Lady of Suyapa in Honduras.

Cardinal Ricard says reconciliation with SSPX only beginning

Feb 4, 2009 - 05:57 pm .- The Archbishop of Bordeaux and member of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, said this week the lifting of the excommunication imposed on four bishops ordained by Marcel Lefebvre demands they and their followers recognize the Second Vatican Council.

Father of Italian comatose woman kidnaps her, plans to cause her death

Feb 4, 2009 - 04:11 pm .- The father of an Italian woman who is comatose and living off a feeding tube has taken her out of her hospital without authorization to move her to another facility where he plans to withdraw her food and hydration.

Pope issues appeal for ‘innocent victims’ of Sri Lankan conflict

Feb 4, 2009 - 03:04 pm .- With the Sri Lankan military pushing its offensive against the Tamil rebels into the final stages, Pope Benedict XVI has called on the warring parties to "show respect for humanitarian law."

Holy See demands Lefebvrists fully accept Second Vatican Council

Feb 4, 2009 - 01:39 pm .- The Vatican Secretariat of State made public a statement today that outlines several points the Lefebvrists must accept in the wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s lifting of the excommunication of four bishops ordained by Marcel Lefebvre in 1988, including “full recognition of the Second Vatican Council” and of the Magisteriums of all the Popes since Pius XII.

Pope finishes teachings on St. Paul, holds up his ‘extraordinary spiritual heritage’

Feb 4, 2009 - 11:53 am .- The end of Saint Paul’s earthly life and his ongoing legacy was the theme chosen by Pope Benedict XVI, who concluded his series of teachings on St. Paul today. The Holy Father reflected on St. Paul’s apostolic example and his doctrine, which he said can serve as stimulus for the faithful to strengthen their Christian identity and invigorate the entire Church.

Fire breaks out at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

Feb 4, 2009 - 11:24 am .- A fire broke out this morning at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral causing major damage to the roof, which had recently undergone renovation.

‘Prevention First Act’ greater threat than FOCA, pro-lifers warn

Feb 4, 2009 - 07:05 am .- Some pro-life leaders warn that activism against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is distracting attention from its “evil twin,” the Prevention First Act (PFA). The PFA provides more taxpayer funding for contraception and abortion and contains coercive elements which could deny federal funding to some pro-life hospitals.

Fundamentalist Hindus harass and threaten Catholics in India

Feb 4, 2009 - 03:41 am .- A number of Catholics from different parishes who were celebrating the priestly ordination of the first priest from the island of Majuli, in the Indian state of Assam, were harassed, threatened, and in some cases beaten, after participating in a Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Aind of Dibrugarh.

Cardinal DiNardo spurs Catholic involvement in Bible listening event

Feb 4, 2009 - 02:00 am .- Catholics in Houston, Texas, following the lead of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, have begun a city-wide Bible listening campaign.

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