Archive of April 23, 2009

Interim president appointed for Thomas Aquinas College

Apr 23, 2009 - 10:45 pm .- The chairman of the board of governors of Thomas Aquinas College has announced that college’s Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration, Peter L. DeLuca III, has been appointed interim college president.

Cardinal Bergoglio warns young people not fall in trap of the 'darkness' of drugs

Apr 23, 2009 - 08:14 pm .- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, exhorted thousands of students this week not to be trapped by “the proposal of the easy shortcut, instant gratification, alcohol or drugs, because that is darkness.”

Bishop D’Arcy: Obama invite caused 'terrible breach' between Notre Dame and the Church

Apr 23, 2009 - 06:09 pm .- Bishop John M. D’Arcy, whose diocese encompasses the University of Notre Dame, has issued a statement saying that President Fr. John Jenkins, CSC has given a “flawed justification” for the university’s commencement invitation to President Barack Obama and should have consulted with his bishop before inviting the pro-abortion rights politician.

Christian families teach obedience and freedom, Benedict XVI explains

Apr 23, 2009 - 05:05 pm .- Speaking to members of the organizing committee of the Sixth World Meeting of Families, Pope Benedict explained that families are schools of obedience – a virtue necessary in the world today.

Pro-life triumph in Dominican Republic: Lawmakers overwhelmingly reject abortion

Apr 23, 2009 - 03:01 pm .- An overwhelming majority of Dominican lawmakers voted to protect the country from abortion by modifying the constitution to guarantee the right to life from conception to natural death, in a vote of 167-32.

Ninth Mexican state thwarts future attempts to legalize abortion

Apr 23, 2009 - 01:41 pm .- The legislature of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo has approved a law protecting human life and guaranteeing the rights of the unborn, from conception to natural death.

Paraguayan bishops deny cover-up of Lugo's children

Apr 23, 2009 - 12:52 pm .-  The executive committee of the Paraguayan Bishops’ Conference issued a statement Wednesday denying it received reports that President Fernando Lugo had fathered a child while still a bishop.

Bible can only be understood with the Church, Pope tells scholars

Apr 23, 2009 - 11:00 am .- On Thursday morning, Pope Benedict addressed representatives of the Pontifical Biblical Commission following their plenary assembly and said that a correct understanding of Scripture does not come from "the individualistic illusion that biblical texts can be better understood outside the community of believers" but rather rises from the Tradition of the Church.

Focus on education to combat racism, says archbishop

Apr 23, 2009 - 10:59 am .- Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations, delivered a speech yesterday at the Geneva conference on racism, emphasizing the need for education to include “ethical and spiritual values” to combat racism and intolerance.

Notre Dame to hold Eucharistic procession this Sunday

Apr 23, 2009 - 05:57 am .- The procession will be led by Fr. Kevin Russeau, director of Notre Dame’s Old College undergraduate seminary. It is co-sponsored by many different groups from Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College and Holy Cross College. Organizers describe the event as a revival of an old university tradition.

Bishops call Conn. same-sex ‘marriage’ bill a serious attack on religious liberty

Apr 23, 2009 - 03:52 am .- The Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Church and the Family Institute of Connecticut have begun a campaign in Connecticut to secure religious freedom exemptions to a bill implementing the state Supreme Court’s 2008 decision which mandated the recognition of same-sex “marriages.”

New pastor of Australian parish to ‘move forward’ after schism

Apr 23, 2009 - 01:49 am .- A priest who is the new pastor of an Australian congregation whose last pastor led hundreds of parishioners into a breakaway sect has pledged to sustain the parish and to “move forward” in its “unusual” situation.

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