Archive of October 25, 2009

Catholic and Orthodox leaders express ‘sadness’ at Swedish Lutherans’ same-sex union decision

Oct 25, 2009 - 04:52 pm .- The Catholic and Orthodox Churches of Sweden have responded with “sadness” to the Swedish Lutheran Church General Synod’s decision to hold homosexual “weddings” in churches, saying the move departs from the Christian tradition and will widen the gap between the churches.

Martyr who refused to remove crucifixes from hospital to be honored Oct. 29

Oct 25, 2009 - 03:47 pm .- On Thursday, Catholics will celebrate the feast day of Helen Kafka, better known as Blessed Maria Restituta.  Working as a nurse in the 1940s, she was ordered by the Gestapo to remove crucifixes she had placed in several hospital rooms and was sentenced to death.  Pope John Paul II beatified her on June 21, 1998.

‘Rise up!’ Pope Benedict tells Africa at close of Synod

Oct 25, 2009 - 10:01 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s homily for the close of the Synod of Bishops for Africa concluded with him saying that the Lord of history does not tire of renewing oppressed humanity since the time of Moses. “Rise up, African continent, the land which received the Savior as a child had to flee with Joseph and Mary to Egypt so as to save his life from the persecution of King Herod,” Pope Benedict proclaimed.

National fundraising playing big role in pending Maine same-sex 'marriage' vote

Oct 25, 2009 - 04:48 am .- As the date approaches for the same-sex "marriage" referendum vote in Maine, Stand for Marriage Maine is stressing the repercussions of a "no" vote and the importance of fundraising to spread their message. The organization is increasing advertising time in local media outlets leading up to the vote, but trails the opposition in financial contributions by a large margin.

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