Archive of June 8, 2009

Cardinal Bertone encourages teaching youth according to example of John Bosco

Jun 8, 2009 - 10:46 pm .- As the 200th anniversary of St. John Bosco approaches, the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is underscoring the educational work with the youth accomplished by the order founded by the Italian saint.

Mexican archbishop: Priesthood not based on feelings

Jun 8, 2009 - 08:06 pm .- Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico began celebrations for the Year of Priests this week and said the vocation to the priestly life is not based on feelings or emotions, but on “divine plans.”

Saudi representative visits Vatican council for inter-religious dialogue

Jun 8, 2009 - 05:38 pm .- The Saudi Arabian minister for foreign affairs paid a visit to the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue last Friday to discuss the best way to follow up on a recent gathering of Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian leaders.

Abortion supporters defame Church in Dominican Republic

Jun 8, 2009 - 05:18 pm .- An editorial in the Catholic weekly “Camino” has slammed abortion  supporters in the Dominican Republic for using disrespectful language to refer to the Church.

Seizing of Church funds by Israeli tax authority 'promptly blocked'

Jun 8, 2009 - 04:58 pm .- A report that Israel’s Chief Tax Collector had seized the funds of Catholic institutions in Israel was quickly countered on Monday when the apostolic nuncio to Israel said that the alarming claims of financial seizures resulted from a misinterpretation of a common government reminder.

Pakistani Christians make pilgrimage to European shrines to pray for peace

Jun 8, 2009 - 03:03 pm .- Father Mario Rodriguez, director of the Pontifical Missionary Works in Pakistan, reported this week a group of Pakistani Christians will be going on pilgrimage to the main European shines to pray for peace in their country.

Pope’s concern opens door to unity in China, bishop says

Jun 8, 2009 - 01:14 pm .- The new Bishop of Hong Kong, John Tong, said the recent publication of the Compendium of Pope Benedict XVI 2007 Letter to Chinese Catholics could help the Chinese to work through their differences and be united with a Pope who is intent upon speaking to them despite the continuous efforts of the regime to silence his voice.

Msgr. Senior to become auxiliary bishop for Philadelphia

Jun 8, 2009 - 11:11 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Timothy C. Senior, 49, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  

Forming priests is a delicate task, Pope reminds

Jun 8, 2009 - 11:04 am .- Just as the Year for Priests is about to begin on June 19, the Pontifical French Seminary in Rome is being handed over to the Bishops' Conference of France. Pope Benedict XVI took time on Saturday to speak with the seminarians and faculty about the importance of properly forming future priests.

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