Archive of September 8, 2009

Guam Catholics hold symposium on implications of same-sex unions

Sep 8, 2009 - 09:32 pm .- Community leaders and local Catholic figures in Guam on Monday spoke at a symposium on the implications of allowing same-sex “marriage” as the U.S. territory’s legislature considers a bill which would legally recognize same-sex unions.

Archdiocese of Detroit announces major restructuring and job cuts

Sep 8, 2009 - 08:19 pm .- The Archdiocese of Detroit, faced with a critical cash-flow problem costing $1.2 million per month, has announced a major financial restructuring of its programs and properties. The changes will cut almost 80 positions.

Booklets promote 'out of control' sexuality to children, Mexican archbishop warns

Sep 8, 2009 - 06:01 pm .- Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico has called on health department officials to review the contents of a booklet on sexual health that was distributed to children and teens. The archbishop asked for a recall of the booklets, saying they encourage out-of-control sexuality through the use of condoms and the morning-after pill.

Church has right to speak out on electoral issues, says Chilean bishop

Sep 8, 2009 - 04:37 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Cristian Contreras Villarroel of Santiago, Chile reminded Catholics yesterday that they are members of civil society and have the right to speak their minds about electoral issues. The bishop also critiqued an editorial that derided the bishops’ call for an austere campaign.

Priest who worked for human rights murdered in Philippines

Sep 8, 2009 - 02:16 pm .- Father Cecilio Lucero, 48, was killed Sunday during an ambush by 30 men wearing ski masks. The priest was making his way to the city of Catarman in the northern region of the Philippines.

Cardinal Urosa says fake email being used to discredit him

Sep 8, 2009 - 11:34 am .- The Venezuelan newspaper Diario de Caracas has published emails that it claims the Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, wrote against the new education law. Cardinal Urosa has responded by categorically denying authorship of the emails, and saying that they were sent from a fake address in order “to discredit me before the Venezuelan people.”

Five new blesseds approved by Pope Benedict XVI

Sep 8, 2009 - 10:33 am .- The Catholic Church is set to welcome four new blesseds from various parts of Europe and one saintly woman from Israel during October and November.

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