Archive of September 6, 2009

Polish bishops warn Catholic politicians that abortion support risks excommunication

Sep 6, 2009 - 06:10 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Poland have issued a document on the value of healthy families and pro-family policies. At one point, they clearly warn Catholic politicians that they risk excommunication if they voice support for or acceptance of abortion.

Sex objects no more: Anchorage women find hope in Mary Magdalene Home

Sep 6, 2009 - 01:54 pm .- Many start as strippers. Some "work" out of a car, a club or by way of the Internet. And since they’re not walking the streets of Anchorage, they don’t consider themselves prostitutes. They see themselves as "sex workers." But despite the varied settings and nuanced terms, it’s still commercial sexual exploitation, said Nancy Cole of Mary Magdalene Home Alaska, in an interview with the Anchor.

Some reacted sinfully to Ted Kennedy's Catholic burial, Bishop Morlino says

Sep 6, 2009 - 12:13 pm .- The burial of Senator Ted Kennedy was, for some Catholics, a source of scandal. But in his recent column, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin explains why, despite the late senator's public and private misdeeds, the reaction of some Catholics to the senator's passing is sinful.

Pope Benedict speaks on his role as universal pastor, asks for prayers

Sep 6, 2009 - 10:45 am .- At the conclusion of Sunday’s Papal Mass in Viterbo, Italy, Pope Benedict XVI spoke on the theme chosen for his pastoral visit: “Confirm your brothers.” These are the words, he recalled, that Jesus said to St. Peter at the Last Supper, entrusting Peter and his successors with the task of being “Pastor of all his Church.”

Church to celebrate feast day of St. Peter Claver on Sept. 9

Sep 6, 2009 - 05:08 am .- St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary in Colombia worked tirelessly to evangelize and care for Africans who were being sold as slaves.  Though he could not put an end to slavery, he baptized and ministered the sacraments to over 300,000.  The Church will celebrate his feast day on September 9.

Arizona Catholic church sues to ring its bells

Sep 6, 2009 - 04:23 am .- Three churches have filed a lawsuit against the city of Phoenix, charging that its noise ordinance which prohibits the ringing of their church bells is unconstitutional and suppresses a long American tradition. One pastor was sentenced to jail for violating the ordinance, which allows an exception for ice cream trucks but not for churches.

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