Archive of October 16, 2009

Archbishop Chaput: God will ‘demand an accounting’ from those who neglect the unwanted

Oct 16, 2009 - 09:20 pm .- God will “demand an accounting” from Catholics and from societies who fail to welcome the poor, the weak and the unwanted unborn, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a Catholic doctors’ group in Phoenix on Friday. Each of these people is “an icon of God’s face and a vessel of his love,” he said.

Pope Benedict to receive invite to Avila for 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa

Oct 16, 2009 - 08:42 pm .- Bishop Jesus Garcia Burillo of Avila, Spain announced this week that he will be sending an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to visit the diocese in 2015 to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa. The bishop added that he will also ask the Holy See to “declare a Jubilee Year” to celebrate the occasion.

Gender ideology endangers Spanish education, expert warns

Oct 16, 2009 - 07:20 pm .- This week, Professor Jose Maria Barrio of the Department of Educational Sciences at the Complutense University in Madrid warned that the main problem with the Spanish educational system is that it is based off of sociological categories such as gender ideology and stanch pseudo-progressivism.

Pope Benedict counsels FAO on reducing hunger amidst recession

Oct 16, 2009 - 05:21 pm .- As the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrated its anniversary today, Pope Benedict XVI sent a message to the group's director, Jaques Diouf. The Holy Father asserted in his message that truly helping man requires measures aimed at both his spiritual and material dimensions. Technology alone will not suffice, he said.

Catholics and Muslims defend life against abortion law in Indonesia

Oct 16, 2009 - 04:07 pm .- Catholics, Muslims, Protestants, Buddhists and Hindus have joined together to protest the liberalizing of Indonesia’s abortion laws.  Although the bill has been approved by the country's Parliament, it still needs to be signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Benedict XVI to visit Lutheran Church of Rome, says Cardinal Kasper

Oct 16, 2009 - 01:07 pm .- During the presentation of the book, “Harvesting the Fruits. Fundamental Aspects of the Christian Faith in Ecumenical Dialogue. Consensus, Convergences and Differences,” the president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper, announced that Pope Benedict XVI will soon visit the Lutheran Church of Rome.

Cardinal Tauran urges Hindus to work for complete human development

Oct 16, 2009 - 10:47 am .- Hindus around the world are celebrating the festival of lights known as Deepavali and for the occasion, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has written a letter to them calling upon everyone, including political leaders, to work to ensure that human life and religious freedom are protected, thus fostering full human development.

Relic of St. Mary Magdalene to visit U.S.

Oct 16, 2009 - 06:19 am .- A French priest has brought a relic of St. Mary Magdalene on its first visit to the United States to share the story of the relic and the saint who is recorded as the first witness of the Resurrection.

Wealthy homosexual activist advises ‘active measures’ against religious opponents

Oct 16, 2009 - 03:55 am .- Delivering an acceptance speech for a GLSEN award, a wealthy homosexual activist has attacked Catholic leaders, saying they are among his movement’s “greatest adversaries.” He called on his allies to combat “head-on” religious organizations opposed to homosexual causes and to take “active measures” against them.

Bishops to vote on pastoral letter aimed at strengthening marriage

Oct 16, 2009 - 12:51 am .- As part of the bishops’ efforts to promote Catholics’ “renewed commitment” to strengthening marriage, a pastoral letter on marriage will be a major topic of the U.S. bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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