Archive of September 24, 2009

Meeting after pro-homosexual ELCA decisions could reorganize American Lutheranism

Sep 24, 2009 - 10:28 pm .- Following the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s controversial recent assembly, a two-day gathering of Lutherans will begin in Indianapolis on Friday. Organizers say the meeting will begin the creation of an alternative fellowship for Lutherans who uphold traditional marriage and are unwilling to support the new changes in the church’s teaching.

Mother McCrory's miracle investigation goes to the Vatican

Sep 24, 2009 - 09:16 pm .- The Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey has completed its role in an investigation of a possible miracle performed by Servant of God Mother Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. The investigation is to be continued at the Vatican and could lead to Mother McCrory being declared “Blessed” by the Church.

Spanish court rules in favor of 300 cases of conscientious objection

Sep 24, 2009 - 06:26 pm .- A civil rights organization in Spain is praising two rulings by the Supreme Court of Castilla y Leon exempting three students from taking the Education for the Citizenry course. The group said it hopes that the other 285 cases still pending will be similarly decided.

Catholic rapper ‘in good spirits’ after multiple strokes

Sep 24, 2009 - 04:58 pm .- Bob Lesnefsky, better known as "Righteous B," is in the hospital following a series of three strokes that hit the 31 year-old Catholic rapper and founder of Dirty Vagabond Ministries seemingly out of nowhere. His brother Andy reports that "the B" keeps saying that he "feels really loved" and that "he has no idea how he can ever thank everyone" for the outpouring of support they’ve been receiving.

Catholic weekly in Poland fined for questioning 'award' granted to woman who sought illegal abortion

Sep 24, 2009 - 04:08 pm .- A Polish court has imposed a fine of $10,288 on the Catholic weekly "Gosc Niedzielny" of the Archdiocese of Katowice for questioning a ruling by the European Human Rights Court that ordered the state to pay a large sum of money to a short-sighted woman who was denied an illegal abortion.

Pope Benedict XVI given copy of new Japanese Catholic Encyclopedia

Sep 24, 2009 - 02:47 pm .- At the conclusion of this week’s Wednesday general audience, Pope Benedict XVI was given a copy of the four volume Japanese Nova Catholic Encyclopedia, the culmination of 30 years of research and work.

Knights of Columbus founder's cause for sainthood moves forward

Sep 24, 2009 - 01:30 pm .- The cause for sainthood of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, took another step forward this week, with the submission of a supplemental report on a potential miracle attributed to the priest’s intercession.

Be personally responsible for God's gift of creation, Benedict XVI counsels

Sep 24, 2009 - 10:35 am .- Adding his voice to the U.N. Summit on climate change, Pope Benedict XVI sent a video message to the meeting in New York on Tuesday. The Holy Father reminded the participants that "the natural environment is given by God to everyone, and so our use of it entails a personal responsibility towards humanity as a whole."

‘Stay Home, Stay Happy’ Wisconsin mom writes book about motherhood experience

Sep 24, 2009 - 08:58 am .- Rachel Campos-Duffy, mother of five children under the age of 10 and an active member of Ashland, Wisconsin’s Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Community, just wrote what she calls a “love letter” to stay-at-home-moms.  The letter is actually a book, “Stay Home, Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood,” which was published at the end of August by the Penguin Group.

Catholic Medical Association evaluates health care reform proposals

Sep 24, 2009 - 07:12 am .- The Catholic Medical Association on Monday wrote an open letter to Catholic organizations and individuals to express its views on “key prudential aspects” of health care reform proposals. Some provisions risk violating the patient-doctor relationship and could threaten the dignity of human life, the association says.

Cardinal Mahony says abortion should not be funded by health care bills

Sep 24, 2009 - 05:49 am .- Responding to a reporter’s question about the place of abortion in health care, Archbishop of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has said abortion should not be in the health care reform bill and that President Obama believes similarly.

California Catholic high school denies it registered for homosexual curriculum

Sep 24, 2009 - 03:38 am .- Notre Dame High school in Belmont, California has responded to reports it had been registered to show films and use school materials produced by a homosexual activist group. The school says it has not shown such films, has not used related materials and has also requested it be removed from the group’s website and database.

International Week of Prayer and Fasting to ask God for mercy

Sep 24, 2009 - 01:51 am .- The 2009 International Week of Prayer and Fasting will take place from October 2-12 to pray for peace and an end to abortion.

Mexican youth should not be afraid to express their religious beliefs

Sep 24, 2009 - 12:17 am .- The director for Latin America of the Knights of Columbus, Mr. Luis Guevara, said this week that the young people of Mexico should not be afraid to publicly express their religious beliefs.  He made his comments just before the launch of the Voices Symposium, which will take place September 25 and 26 in Mexico City.

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