Archive of September 21, 2009

Cardinal George calls for respect for immigrants

Sep 21, 2009 - 10:21 pm .- Cardinal Francis George, speaking in his former diocese of Yakima, has criticized the United States’ immigration policy as unsustainable.

Kansas priest named to Secretariat for Consecrated Life and Vocations

Sep 21, 2009 - 08:04 pm .- A Wichita priest has been named head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Secretariat for Consecrated Life and Vocations.

EWTN news program wins cable industry award

Sep 21, 2009 - 07:23 pm .- The cable industry magazine CableFAX has named "The World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo" as the recipient of its award for Best Religious Program.

Chilean cardinal calls on candidates to stand up for human life and the family

Sep 21, 2009 - 06:32 pm .- The Archbishop of Santiago in Chile, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, has called on the candidates for the upcoming elections to reveal their political platforms and urged them to make the defense of human life and the family based on marriage between a man and a woman issues of primary importance.

Elderly pro-lifer assaulted while protesting in Arizona

Sep 21, 2009 - 06:04 pm .- Pro-life activist Johnny Wallace, 69, was attacked on Friday by two women as he stood holding two signs in front of City Hall in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The women, both 48, yelled profanities at him, attempted to take his signs and wrestled him to the ground.

Sudanese bishop asks for international aid in wake of guerilla attacks

Sep 21, 2009 - 04:33 pm .- Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, who ministers in a remote southern corner of Sudan, is calling for international aid to protect his people from roving bands of guerilla fighters, stating that local efforts are not sufficient.

Dominican Republic shields country from abortion and euthanasia

Sep 21, 2009 - 02:06 pm .- With a vote of 128-32, the Dominican Republic’s National Assembly ratified on September 16 a revision of Article 30 of the country’s constitution, establishing the right to life and its inviolability from conception to natural death.

Synod for Church in the Middle East to be held Oct. 2010

Sep 21, 2009 - 01:21 pm .- The Holy Father met with the leaders of the Catholic Church in the Middle East on Saturday morning in Castel Gandolfo.  During the discussion the Pope announced that a synod will be held in October 2010 to focus on the communion of the Catholic Church in the region. 

Bishops receive advice from Pope on caring for priests

Sep 21, 2009 - 10:43 am .- As he does every year, the Holy Father hosted a congress for all the bishops who were consecrated this past year. Noting that helping priests is an essential task for a bishop, Pope Benedict reminded the prelates to urge priests to seek "intimate and personal union with Christ."

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