Archive of July 3, 2009

Thirty-seven U.S. Senators call for release of Vietnamese priest Fr. Ly

Jul 3, 2009 - 07:33 pm .- On Wednesday 37 members of the U.S. Senate called on President Nguyen Minh Triet to release Fr. Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly, a longtime human rights advocate.

Renowned moral theologian weighs-in on Theology of the Body debate

Jul 3, 2009 - 02:33 pm .- Fr. Maurizio Faggioni, OFM, a professor at the top pontifical institute for moral theology, the Pontifical Academy “Alphonsianum,” said in a recent interview with Catholic News Agency that the teachings of the Church suggest “far more prudence” in approaching some of the issues raised by Christopher West in his presentation of the Theology of the Body.

Pioneer community of fraternas in Denver turns 10

Jul 3, 2009 - 02:28 pm .- On the evening of June 12, a small group of consecrated laywomen celebrated the 10th anniversary of their apostolic ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver.  The Marian Community of Reconciliation, called fraternas, arrived in Denver from Latin America on Dec. 12, 1998, and were the first of their community to establish roots in the United States.

Vatican investigator finds 'compelling case' for miracle in Witchita

Jul 3, 2009 - 12:00 pm .- Considering the beatification of the Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun, a Vatican investigation has found enough evidence of a miracle in the unexplained recovery of a young man who broke his skull in a near-fatal athletic accident. The man’s mother and her family had prayed for the intercession of the heroic U.S. Army chaplain.

Holy Father names new Archbishop of Saint Boniface in Canada

Jul 3, 2009 - 10:42 am .- This morning it was announced that Bishop Albert LeGatt of Saskatoon will become the next Archbishop of Saint Boniface in Winnipeg.  The archbishop-elect will succeed Archbishop Emilius Goulet who submitted his retirement papers to the Vatican upon reaching the age of 75.

Twelve move closer to sainthood

Jul 3, 2009 - 09:58 am .- Today the Holy Father authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish decrees declaring miracles, martyrdom ot heroic virtue for twelve deceased members of the faithful on their path to sainthood.

Vatican officials discuss findings from the sarcophagus of St. Paul

Jul 3, 2009 - 09:56 am .- Today at the Vatican, Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the papal basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, and Professor Ulderico Santamaria, director of the scientific laboratory of the Vatican Museums, presented their findings from the sarcophagus of St. Paul.

Schedule for papal trip to the Czech Republic released

Jul 3, 2009 - 09:41 am .- Today the itinerary for Pope Benedict’s September 26 -28 trip to the Czech Republic was made public. His visit will coincide with the feast day of the country’s patron, St. Wenceslas.

Annapolis woman healed of cancer through intercession of Bl. Seelos

Jul 3, 2009 - 06:53 am .- An Annapolis woman whose cancer disappeared without explanation has become the focus of canonization efforts for a priest who was once a pastor in her diocese.

Turkish authorities may give further permission for services in Church of St. Paul

Jul 3, 2009 - 04:07 am .- Turkish authorities may indefinitely extend permission for Christians to pray in the ancient Church of St. Paul in Tarsus, the birthplace of the Apostle. Increasing Christian visits to the city may help change the church from a museum to a center of pilgrimage, a local bishop says.

Catholics responds to Orthodox Jews’ grave concern over proselytism and bishops’ note

Jul 3, 2009 - 01:07 am .- Representatives of the U.S. bishops and two Orthodox Jewish associations met last week to discuss a recent bishops’ document on the theological and practical relationships between the two religions. Jewish participants expressed concern that the document encourages Catholic proselytism of Jews and “apostasy” from Judaism.

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