Archive of April 9, 2009

Obama's candidates for Vatican ambassador failing 'simple standard'

Apr 9, 2009 - 04:29 pm .- The Obama administration has seen three possible candidates it floated for the position of U.S. ambassador to the Holy See sunk due to their views on abortion.  Additionally, a source at the Vatican confirmed to CNA that Professor Douglas Kmiec will not become the ambassador due to his stance on life issues.

School faces lawsuit for dismissing student who refused to condone homosexuality

Apr 9, 2009 - 03:31 pm .- A lawsuit was filed against Eastern Michigan University on Thursday after school officials allegedly dismissed a student from the school’s counseling program for not affirming homosexual behavior as morally acceptable.

Jesus freely offers himself 'today,' Benedict XVI says at Mass of the Lord's Supper

Apr 9, 2009 - 02:46 pm .- This evening at 5:30 in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Benedict celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper with priests from the Diocese of Rome. Noting that it is “today” that Jesus instituted the Eucharist, the Pope offered a profound reflection on Jesus' gift of himself “in the freedom of his love.”

Pope renews his priestly vows at Holy Thursday Mass

Apr 9, 2009 - 02:16 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI presided over the Mass of the Holy Oils and the renewal of priestly vows this morning at 10:30 in St. Peter's Basilica. In his homily, the Holy Father focused on the priest's promises, telling his fellow clerics that “we want to pray to the Lord to make us men of truth, men of love, men of God.”

Ten Holy Cross priests write in objection to Notre Dame Obama invite

Apr 9, 2009 - 03:16 am .- A letter from ten priests of the Congregation of the Holy Cross has been published in the University of Notre Dame’s student newspaper objecting to the university’s invitation of President Barack Obama. Regretting the “fissure” the invitation has caused, the priests warned that the university’s decision may unintentionally distance itself from the Church.

Southern African Catholics donate 258 tons of aid relief for Zimbabwe

Apr 9, 2009 - 01:53 am .- Responding to a call from their bishops, Southern African Catholics have gathered 258 tons of food and medicine to be delivered to Zimbabwe to relieve the economic crisis there.

Youths, young adults gather for Lenten prayer, reflection at Belmont Abbey

Apr 9, 2009 - 01:43 am .- “We are all on a pilgrimage during the Lenten season,” said Bishop Peter J. Jugis.  This is a “time for interior renewal and turning away from sin, a time to embrace Jesus,” said the bishop to young Catholics from across the Diocese of Charlotte.

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