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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.