Archive of February 8, 2010

World's highest Catholic chapel consecrated in Spain

Feb 8, 2010 - 10:58 pm .- The president of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid, blessed the highest chapel in the world, located on the 33rd floor of Spain's new skyscraper, “Space Tower.”

Tebow Super Bowl ad airs after controversial run-up

Feb 8, 2010 - 09:17 pm .- The much-discussed Super Bowl ad about college star quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother Pam aired on Sunday. It encouraged viewers to celebrate life and family.

Catholic Church in Spain begins campaign to defend religious symbols

Feb 8, 2010 - 06:56 pm .- The regional vicar of Guadalajara in Spain has welcomed requests by numerous Spanish Catholic organizations to launch a campaign defending the presence of crucifixes and other religious symbols in the country.

Former New Orleans archbishop grateful Saints 'won the fight'

Feb 8, 2010 - 05:44 pm .- Following the Saints' Super Bowl victory on Sunday, Archbishop Phillip Hannan, the retired Archbishop of New Orleans, lauded the team's win and told CNA that “it was a tremendous effort.”

Belgian theologian blasts 'pseudo-compassion' and Vatican official's article

Feb 8, 2010 - 03:02 pm .- The celebrated philosopher and theologian Monsignor Michel Schooyans has published his thoughts on the contemporary misuse of the concept of "compassion." According to Msgr. Schooyans, the Vatican newspaper and the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, are complicit in promoting "pseudo-compassion."

Church in Costa Rica stripped of right to approve religion teachers

Feb 8, 2010 - 02:49 pm .- Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court has stripped the Church of its right to choose which religion teachers it will hire, after reversing a 1972 law stating that the teachers must be approved by the Bishops’ Conference of Costa Rica.

Secular states must not restrict religious freedom, cautions priest

Feb 8, 2010 - 12:56 pm .- Father Manuel Corral, public relations director for the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, warned last week that the reform of Mexico's constitution establishing the country as secular must not “muzzle” religious freedom.

Church will never stop condemning abuse, states Pope Benedict

Feb 8, 2010 - 11:01 am .- The Holy Father met with members of the Pontifical Council for the Family on Monday to mark the start of their 19th Plenary Assembly.  In his address, he stressed the importance of providing for the rights of children, including an intact family with a mother and father.

Dominican sisters to appear on Oprah Winfrey Show

Feb 8, 2010 - 02:52 am .- The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist have made waves across the nation for their rapid growth and their devout orthodoxy. Now, they are once again in the national spotlight, being featured on the popular Oprah Winfrey Show.

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