Archive of September 22, 2009

Development goals must advance amid economic crisis, archbishop tells U.N. council

Sep 22, 2009 - 11:01 pm .- The present economic crisis may jeopardize development goals in other countries and could undermine human rights, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi told the Human Rights Council at the United Nations on Tuesday.

Bolivian bishops calls on candidates to campaign with civility

Sep 22, 2009 - 09:24 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Estanislao Dowslaszewicz of Santa Cruz, Bolivia is urging candidates of the upcoming presidential elections to carry out their campaigns “in a climate of serenity and tolerance” founded upon respect, peace, kindness and conciliation. “Let us live the Gospel,” he said.

Outgoing apostolic nuncio to Canada praised as a ‘bridge builder’

Sep 22, 2009 - 07:14 pm .- The CEO of Salt and Light Catholic television network has penned a tribute to the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada Archbishop Luigi Ventura, saying he was “not just another Papal diplomat” but a friendly “bridge builder” who played a “key role” in World Youth Day Toronto.

Peruvian cardinal warns against growing arms race in Latin America

Sep 22, 2009 - 06:20 pm .- During his Saturday radio program, “Dialogues of Faith,” Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima warned against using the media to fan the flames of the tensions between Peru and Chile.

Government of Paraguay must reject arms race, bishop says

Sep 22, 2009 - 04:38 pm .- In a reference to arms deals recently closed by Venezuela and Bolivia, Bishop Claudio Gimenez of Caacupe in Paraguay said this week President Fernando Lugo must completely reject a growing arms race in region.

Legionaries of Christ director in Chile laments revelations about Father Maciel

Sep 22, 2009 - 02:47 pm .- Father Jose Cardenas, the director of the Legionaries of Christ in Chile, has lamented the recent revelations about the order’s founder, Father Marcial Maciel, as well as the “pain and confusion caused in the Church and in society.”

Cardinal says Communion received kneeling and on the tongue is most reverent

Sep 22, 2009 - 01:31 pm .- In a homily Sunday at the Cathedral of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani said, “The most respectful manner of receiving the Eucharist is kneeling and on the tongue.  We must recover the respect and reverence that the Eucharist deserves, because the love of Jesus is the center of our Christian life.  The soul is at stake.”

CNA introduces ‘In Good Company’ column

Sep 22, 2009 - 11:05 am .- Focusing on the positive ideas, people and happenings in the world today, Catholic News Agency is pleased to announce a new column titled, “In Good Company.” The column will be written by Catholic wife, mother and contributing editor to Faith & Family magazine, Rebecca Ryskind Teti.

Next International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Dublin

Sep 22, 2009 - 10:39 am .- Soon Ireland will host the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, just as the Church prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Drawing upon that great contribution to the teaching of the Church, the theme for the upcoming congress will be, "The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another."

Statistics on Church in Czech Republic published in preparation for Pope’s visit

Sep 22, 2009 - 10:15 am .- This Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI will visit the Czech Republic, home of the martyr St. Wenceslas. In preparation, and to better acquaint the rest of the world with the Church in the Czech Republic, the Vatican has released statistics about the Church in the country.

Heavenly Heart Benedictine monastery opens in rural Texas

Sep 22, 2009 - 06:05 am .- A new Benedictine monastery was inaugurated in rural Texas on Saturday to be a “special presence” for the Vietnamese community and to proclaim hope to all.

Health care reform must recognize dignity of every person, Missouri bishop says

Sep 22, 2009 - 04:28 am .- Health care reform must be based in the recognition of the basic dignity of every person, Bishop James V. Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri told his flock. It must also safeguard human life while creating “very clear” conscience protections for individuals and institutions.

New study examines 34 million American adults with no religion

Sep 22, 2009 - 02:57 am .- A new study of the 34 million American adults who do not identify with any particular religious group finds that they now largely mirror the wider population in other aspects. However, the group tends to be young, male, politically independent and of Irish ancestry.

Families must be protagonists of evangelization, says Vatican official

Sep 22, 2009 - 12:19 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, has encouraged an ever more “intimate union between movements and parish communities” so that Christian families can go from being “objects” to being “protagonists of evangelization.”

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