Archive of January 9, 2010

Twenty Ugandan priests form breakaway sect of married clerics

Jan 9, 2010 - 06:38 pm .- Twenty priests in Uganda have formed a breakaway sect which does not require celibacy. The priests, who are either married or want to marry, have formed a body called the Catholic Apostolic National Church in Uganda.

Holy See-Israel commission has ‘cordial’ and ‘useful’ meeting

Jan 9, 2010 - 01:01 pm .- Delegates from the Holy See and Israel met for a "working level" meeting this week to continue negotiations concerning the rights of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land.  

U.N. resolution on gender and sexual orientation defeated

Jan 9, 2010 - 12:58 pm .- Though a coalition of socially conservative nations last month defeated an effort to add sexual orientation and gender identity as non-discrimination categories to a United Nations resolution, the vote showed that most traditionally Catholic nations aligned with socially “progressive” nations.

Archdiocese defends controversial sculpture of Archbishop Weakland

Jan 9, 2010 - 10:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has defended itself against the recent uproar caused by a sculpture in the diocese cathedral which bears the image of a controversial former archbishop, saying the piece was “commissioned to represent the archdiocese” at an earlier time than now. 

Let St. Augustine’s life inspire your New Year's resolution, recommends youth minister

Jan 9, 2010 - 08:11 am .- Need help with your New Year's Resolution? Just ask St. Augustine, the man who patented the prayer, “Lord help me be pure, but not yet.”  The saint is a perfect example for those who aspire to something great but have difficulties getting the ball rolling, said Chris Stefanick, director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of Denver.

Four Malaysian churches firebombed after court rules Christians may use ‘Allah’

Jan 9, 2010 - 01:12 am .- Four churches in and around Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia have been firebombed in the continued reaction to a court ruling that Christians may use the word “Allah.”

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