Archive of October 5, 2009

Church in Honduras urges dialogue to overcome political crisis

Oct 5, 2009 - 10:48 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Juan Jose Pineda of Tegucigalpa, who is the mediator between the deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and the government of Roberto Micheletti, stated last week that dialogue is the tool that will allow the country to overcome its political crisis.

Only faith and reason together will save man, says Cardinal Re

Oct 5, 2009 - 08:55 pm .- During his remarks at the opening of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe, the prefect for the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, referred to Pope Benedict XVI’s recent encyclical “Caritas en veritate” and said, “Only faith and reason together will save man.”

Church should not be separated from social and cultural life, says Pope Benedict

Oct 5, 2009 - 07:03 pm .- In his message to the participants of the Plenary Assembly for the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe which met in Paris last week, Pope Benedict XVI said, “There needs to be a correct distinction between Church and State, without separating the Church from social and cultural life.”

Papal award validates mission of EWTN, says CEO

Oct 5, 2009 - 05:56 pm .- After Mother Angelica and Deacon Bill Steltemeier were given an award by Pope Benedict, Mike Warsaw, the CEO of EWTN, and Raymond Arroyo told CNA that they are overjoyed and grateful that Mother's work is being recognized.

Mother Angelica awarded top honor by Pope Benedict XVI

Oct 5, 2009 - 05:12 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal to Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network and also EWTN executive Deacon Bill Steltemeier. The medal is the highest honor the Pope can bestow upon laity and religious.

Archbishop thanks God that Rio was selected for Olympic Games

Oct 5, 2009 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of St. Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro issued a press release this week in which Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta thanked God for the city’s selection as host of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Pope Benedict sees changing hearts as ultimate challenge for African Church

Oct 5, 2009 - 02:15 pm .- The Synod for Africa held its first full meeting on Monday morning at the Vatican, with 226 of the Synod Fathers and the Pope present. The Holy Father told the assembly that while it is important to gather statistical data to understand the problems facing the African Church, the most important analytical approach is to “see everything in the light of God.”

Brother of Teri Schiavo speaks at University of Notre Dame

Oct 5, 2009 - 12:55 pm .- Bobby Schindler, the brother of the late Teri Schiavo, delivered a speech today at the University of Notre Dame Law School about the judicial activism that led to his sister's death in 2005.

Cardinal DiNardo pleads for unborn at 'Red Mass' attended by Supreme Court justices

Oct 5, 2009 - 10:40 am .- One day before the opening of the Supreme Court's next term, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, issued a plea for the rights of the unborn at the 56th Annual "Red Mass," celebrated yesterday at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C. The Mass was attended by six Supreme Court justices.

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