Archive of June 24, 2009

Archbishop Aguer denounces invasion of ideologies in Argentinean schools

Jun 24, 2009 - 11:31 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata has denounced the government for imposing new materials on Argentinean schools that are based on controversial ideologies instead of the comprehensive formation of students.

Cardinal Cipriani says new ecclesial movements to be embraced and helped

Jun 24, 2009 - 09:23 pm .- At a recent meeting in Lima, Peru, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne encouraged leaders and members of ecclesial movements from Latin American and the Caribbean to embrace and help new movements within the Church.

Catholic University laments passing of ‘renowned’ alumnus Ed McMahon

Jun 24, 2009 - 07:30 pm .- Following the death of entertainer Ed McMahon on Tuesday, Catholic University of America has issued a statement praising his “long and distinguished career” and his service to the university as a “most renowned” alumnus.

Archbishop Wuerl leads prayer service for victims of D.C. Metrorail crash

Jun 24, 2009 - 02:22 pm .- Archbishop of Washington Donald W. Wuerl on Tuesday led a prayer service for the staff of the Washington, D.C Metro transit agency following Monday’s crash of a Red Line Metrorail train. Seven died and dozens were injured in the accident.

Jalisco challenging norm that authorizes abortion in cases of rape

Jun 24, 2009 - 01:49 pm .- The governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco, Emilio Gonzalez Marquez, has filed an appeal with the country’s Supreme Court challenging the new Official Mexican Norm, which was published on April 16 and obliges public hospitals to provide abortions in cases of rape. If the appeal is successful, Jalisco would not be forced to implement the norm.

Vatican announces Pope 'available' for Obama visit

Jun 24, 2009 - 11:00 am .- The director of the Vatican press office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, has confirmed that the Pope is available to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on July 10 at the Vatican.

Pope Benedict explains why he created Year for Priests

Jun 24, 2009 - 10:19 am .- During Wednesday's general audience address to 30,000 people in St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI focused his remarks on why he initiated the Year for Priests and what it means to be a priest.

Wichita 'miracle' causes Vatican to send investigator

Jun 24, 2009 - 07:15 am .- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints is preparing to investigate an alleged miracle in Wichita, Kansas, where doctors are baffled by the unexplained recovery of a young man who had suffered a severe head injury in an accident that had broken his skull.

Former Episcopalians launch Anglican Church in North America

Jun 24, 2009 - 04:21 am .- Former Episcopalian leaders from across North America gathered in Bedford, Texas on Monday to launch the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), described as an “alternative” to the U.S. Episcopal Church within the Anglican Communion.

Clergy confraternity to observe Year for Priests with Rome convocation

Jun 24, 2009 - 03:31 am .- The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has joined Pope Benedict XVI’s inauguration of the Year for Priests by announcing an international convocation for English-speaking priests in Rome in January 2010.

U.S. bishops issue guidelines for Catholic health care-labor disputes

Jun 24, 2009 - 01:12 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), with leaders from Catholic health care providers and the labor movement, has released guidelines for creating a “fair process” for health care workers to decide whether or not to form a new union.

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