Archive of June 9, 2009

Cardinal Terrazas says Bolivians have no need for other gods

Jun 9, 2009 - 08:10 pm .- The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval, said this week the Bolivian people are privileged because they have God present among them, and they have no need to seek out “other gods” or to be afraid “of others who think they are gods.”

Argentinean archbishop says celibacy must be lived 'in the faith and in profound prayer'

Jun 9, 2009 - 06:07 pm .- During his weekly television program, “Keys to a Better World,” Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata underscored that fidelity to the gift of celibacy is fostered and achieved “in the faith, in profound prayer.” With the help of God, he added, “it is not only relatively easy but joyful.”

Vatican newspaper editor to present new book on Pius XII

Jun 9, 2009 - 03:45 pm .- The director of L’Osservatore Romano, Giovanni Maria Vian, will present a new book entitled, “In Defense of Pius XII. The Reasons of History,” at the Luigi Sturzo Institute of Rome on June 10.

Venezuelan bishops warn Chavez is jeopardizing democratic society

Jun 9, 2009 - 02:11 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana, said the political agenda of President Hugo Chavez has provoked “a growing political polarization, increased violence, insecurity and hatred, and seriously jeopardized a peaceful democratic society.”

Tiller's death brings pro-life reaction and permanent clinic closing

Jun 9, 2009 - 01:26 pm .- Following the murder of Kansas abortionist Dr. George Tiller, his family’s attorneys have announced that his clinic will permanently close. Meanwhile, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City has urged pro-lifers to defend the unborn by praying for the conversion of abortionists and by realizing that they are not “evil people.”

Piccoli pleads guilty to targeting Catholics in Ponzi scheme

Jun 9, 2009 - 11:53 am .- A New York businessman pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud and tax evasion in a scam that conned millions of dollars from primarily Catholic investors.

Archdiocese reviewing Catholic network's alleged role in providing abortions

Jun 9, 2009 - 06:21 am .- Further information about the Celticare medical program created in a Catholic health care network’s partnership with a secular company has renewed charges that the Catholic network will be complicit in the provision of abortions. The Archdiocese of Boston told CNA it is reviewing the matter.

Video game giant funds fake Christian protest of ‘Inferno’ game

Jun 9, 2009 - 04:52 am .- Video game giant Electronic Arts has admitted it funded a group of fake protesters who pretended to be Christians as a publicity stunt to spur interest in its upcoming action game very loosely based on Dante’s “Inferno.”

U.S. bishops launch website for Year for Priests

Jun 9, 2009 - 01:18 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference has set up a website to help mark the Year for Priests by providing prayers and other resources.

Pope Benedict ‘visibly upset’ by abuse report, Irish prelates say

Jun 9, 2009 - 12:25 am .- Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on Monday reported that Pope Benedict XVI was “visibly upset” by the details of a recent government report detailing child abuse in Irish institutions run by religious orders.

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