Archive of April 14, 2009

Archbishop Dolan says Notre Dame’s Obama invite sent wrong signal

Apr 14, 2009 - 09:34 pm .- Archbishop-designate of New York Timothy Dolan on Monday spoke with the Associated Press about the challenges he and the Catholic Church in New York face. Though saying that the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to President Barack Obama was a mistake, he insisted that Catholics should engage with abortion rights supporters and politicians.

Thousands of Cubans participate in Way of the Cross in Old Havana

Apr 14, 2009 - 08:55 pm .- Thousands of Cubans participated in the Way of the Cross through the streets of Old Havana on Good Friday, AFP news agency reports.

Cabinet nominee Gov. Sebelius misreported donations from late-term abortionist

Apr 14, 2009 - 07:31 pm .- A new report shows that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, significantly underreported the size of donations she received from a notorious late-term abortionist.

Notre Dame president argues bishops' statement not for Protestants like Obama

Apr 14, 2009 - 06:36 pm .- Fr. John Jenkins, the President of the University of Notre Dame, has written a letter to the school's board of trustees, defending the university’s invitation of President Obama to the school’s May commencement ceremony. Fr. Jenkins argues in his letter that while many have criticized the school’s move, canon lawyers and the USCCB document, “Catholics in Political Life,” both support his action.

Pope sends Easter eggs to children affected by L'Aquila earthquake

Apr 14, 2009 - 05:17 pm .- In a new gesture of solidarity and closeness to the victims of last week’s earthquake that hit the Italian city of L’Aquila, Pope Benedict XVI sent hundreds of Easter eggs to the children of the region.

Paraguayan bishops issue statement on president’s admission of paternity

Apr 14, 2009 - 04:48 pm .- The executive committee of the Paraguayan Bishops’ Conference issued a statement today on the admission by President Fernando Lugo that he fathered a child with a 16 year-old girl when he was still a Catholic bishop. In their statement the bishops asked “forgiveness for the sins of the members of the Church, those of both pastors and the faithful.”

Homeland Security Report equates 'abortion opponents' with white supremacists

Apr 14, 2009 - 02:28 pm .- According to a Homeland Security Report distributed to law enforcement organizations, abortion opponents are as great a threat to national security in the immediate future as white supremacists.

Former ambassador to the Vatican: Caroline Kennedy would be wrong choice

Apr 14, 2009 - 01:22 pm .- In an interview with the Boston Herald on Good Friday, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Raymond L. Flynn said Caroline Kennedy would be a "mistake" as a pick for his former diplomatic post.

UNICEF and PHO look for 'alliance' with the Church but without renouncing abortion

Apr 14, 2009 - 11:54 am .- Representatives of UNICEF and the Pan-American Health Organization have proposed forming a “strategic alliance” with the Catholic Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, but without renouncing abortion, the promotion of the morning after pill, gender ideology and many other topics that contradict the teachings of the Church.

Paraguayan president admits he has a 2 year-old son

Apr 14, 2009 - 10:45 am .- The president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, admitted Monday he was the father of Guillermo Armindo Carillo Canete, a two-year old boy he fathered in a relationship with Vivian Carrillo, who recently filed a paternity suit against the former Catholic bishop.

Pope to visit northern Italy on November 8 to remember Paul VI

Apr 14, 2009 - 09:40 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will travel to the city of Brescia in northern Italy on November 8 to preside at the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI.

Cardinal Pell discusses renewal in Australia after World Youth Day

Apr 14, 2009 - 02:04 am .- Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia recently visited one of his priests who is serving in the Peruvian jungle. While the cardinal was in Lima, CNA was able to ask him about his views on the Church in Australia post-World Youth Day, the hopes of Pope Benedict for liturgical renewal, the effectiveness of condoms in fighting AIDS in Africa and many other topics.

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