Archive of February 14, 2010

State is not source and beginning of ethics, Pope tells Pontifical Academy for Life

Feb 14, 2010 - 07:57 pm .- On Saturday Pope Benedict XVI addressed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life on the occasion of their general assembly. He emphasized to the group that human dignity must be protected as an "inalienable right" and that ethical decisions cannot be left solely to the State, which is subject to "relativistic drift."

Body of California bishop transferred in hope of increasing devotion

Feb 14, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Next month, the body of a California bishop under consideration for canonization will be transferred from a Sacramento cemetery to the parish he served during his lifetime. Supporters of his canonization hope moving his body will make it easier for the faithful to ask for the late bishop's intercession.

New Ways Ministry not approved by Catholic Church, Cardinal George states

Feb 14, 2010 - 04:45 pm .- The New Ways Ministry for homosexual Catholics does not present an authentic view of Catholic teaching, Cardinal George has said. Rather, it confuses the faithful about the Church’s efforts to defend traditional marriage and to minister to homosexual persons.

Sanctify love, urges Catholic professor at Valor/Virtue conference

Feb 14, 2010 - 02:10 pm .- Think of the church as a hospital, a Franciscan University professor told some 1,000 Christians at a conference on the evils of pornography.  “We are all here not as doctors and nurses, but as patients,” said Catholic theologian Scott Hahn. “We all need intensive care.”

Pope Benedict tells Rome's homeless that the Church ‘will not abandon you’

Feb 14, 2010 - 12:20 pm .- The Holy Father paid a visit to the homeless shelter at Rome's central Termini Station on Sunday morning along with a number of Church, local government and business representatives. He spoke to the gathering of the importance of charity in promoting human dignity and building an civilization of love.

Beatitudes provide 'new horizon of justice,' teaches Pope at Angelus

Feb 14, 2010 - 11:21 am .- The Holy Father followed a visit to the Caritas homeless shelter in Rome on Sunday morning with the traditional midday Angelus at the Vatican.  He spoke of Jesus' presentation of the Beatitudes and the importance of implementing their lessons and seeking justice in society.

Catholic relief groups plan for Haiti’s future amid days of prayer for quake victims

Feb 14, 2010 - 07:49 am .- As the Haitian government has declared four days of prayer to mark the one month anniversary of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, leaders from Catholic relief groups met to prepare further aid for quake victims.

Church celebrates patron saint of ‘love’

Feb 14, 2010 - 04:50 am .- On February 14, the Catholic Church commemorates St. Valentine, the patron saint of couples and young people in love.

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