Archive of December 14, 2009

Founder of CLM: New movements help preserve Catholic identity amidst relativism

Dec 14, 2009 - 10:05 pm .- Catholic News Agency recently interviewed L.F. Figari, the founder of the Christian Life Movement (CLM), at the conclusion of the movement's third Plenary Meeting. The CLM is an international association of the faithful that was recognized by the Holy See in 1994.

Vatican-Israel negotiations on holy sites appear to move forward

Dec 14, 2009 - 09:39 pm .- On December 10, delegations from the Vatican and Israel met in another attempt to resolve legal disputes regarding ownership of more than 100 sites and other issues important to Christian religious residing and working in the middle eastern nation. It appears that there was progress made in the talks, but even that is being debated.

Holy See reiterates opposition to violation of homosexual persons’ human rights

Dec 14, 2009 - 08:03 pm .- Following an afternoon panel discussion about treatment of homosexuals by governments around the world, the Vatican’s legal attaché to the United Nations issued a Dec. 10 statement saying the Holy See continues to oppose “all grave violations” of homosexual persons’ human rights.

Bus ads aim to attract lapsed Catholics in Dallas

Dec 14, 2009 - 07:22 pm .- As Christmas quickly approaches, the Diocese of Dallas has launched a campaign to bring lapsed Catholics back into the Church. One part of the outreach involves bus ads with the message: “Catholics come home for Christmas.”

New movie on abortion attempts to spark honest debate

Dec 14, 2009 - 05:37 pm .- A new independent film explores the issue of a woman's ability to chose to have an abortion, using a blend of the drama and documentary genres. “South Dakota: A woman's right to chose” isn't in theaters yet, but it has riveted audiences at a series of screenings in California.

Madrid schools teaching 13 year-olds how to use condoms

Dec 14, 2009 - 03:25 pm .- The Spanish organization Professionals for Ethics has slammed the president of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, who despite her promises to the contrary, has allowed schools to teach 13 year-olds how to use condoms.

Pope visits hospice center, speaks about lessons of suffering

Dec 14, 2009 - 02:40 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI paid a visit to the sick and health care workers of the Rome Hospice Foundation Sunday morning at their facility located just minutes from the Vatican.  He lauded the hospice for providing free care and invited the sick to use the "light of faith" to bring them closer to God.

New bishops meet with Pope Benedict, as does leader of Montenegro

Dec 14, 2009 - 11:42 am .- Pope Benedict XVI had brief audiences with a number of people on Monday morning, including three newly ordained bishops and the prime minister of Montenegro. 

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