Archive of February 22, 2010

Education is learning how to judge and choose correctly, teaches Italian bishop

Feb 22, 2010 - 11:13 pm .- During Mass at a seminar on education held in Rome last week, the secretary general of the Italian Bishops' Conference, Bishop Mariano Crociata, defined education as “training in the capacity to judge and choose.”

Philippines bishop urges protection of civilians amid severe conflict

Feb 22, 2010 - 10:03 pm .- A Catholic bishop from the Philippines recently urged the local military and an Islamic separatist group, who are engaged in conflict, to spare civilian lives.

Irish bishop expects Pope to accept his resignation

Feb 22, 2010 - 08:04 pm .- Following the recent meetings between Pope Benedict VXI and Irish bishops on the sex abuse scandal plaguing the Church in Ireland, Bishop Jim Moriarty said that it is “not a question of if but when” his resignation will be approved by the Holy Father.

Deal Hudson calls for 'Catholic Tea Party' at CPAC meeting

Feb 22, 2010 - 07:19 pm .- At the American Conservative Union's recent annual meeting, Deal Hudson, president of the Catholic Advocate, hosted an event with the theme “It's time for a Catholic Tea Party.”

Cardinal George to speak at Brigham Young University

Feb 22, 2010 - 06:10 pm .- On Tuesday, Cardinal Francis George, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will give a talk on religious freedom at Brigham Young University (BYU), an institution run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Benedict XVI goes on one-week Lenten retreat

Feb 22, 2010 - 03:55 pm .- The second day of Lenten spiritual exercises took place in the "Redemptoris Mater" chapel on Monday.  In three meditations, Fr. Enrico dal Covolo plans to deliver meditations on the priestly vocation for the Holy Father and the accompanying members of the Roman Curia.

President's health care proposal comes up short for pro-life leaders

Feb 22, 2010 - 03:23 pm .- President Barack Obama’s Monday proposal of a revamp of health care legislation drew criticism but also cautious speculation from various pro-life leaders. While some criticized the proposal’s lack of abortion funding restrictions, one commentator from the U.S. bishops’ office suggested the president may want “further discussion” on the issue.

Stop the massacre of Christians in Iraq, bishop pleads

Feb 22, 2010 - 02:48 pm .- After the recent murder of four Christians in the city of Mosul, Iraq, the Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar of Baghdad, Bishop Shelmon Warduni, issued a dramatic call to halt the massacre of Christians in the country. “Help us continue to not only bear witness to the Gospel as we have done for centuries, but also to continue being what we are: Iraqis!” he exclaimed.

Legionary priest urges movement to 'assume consequences' and correct mistakes

Feb 22, 2010 - 01:40 pm .- Over the weekend, the Secretary General of the Legionaries of Christ, Father Evaristo Sada addressed members of the movement about moving forward following revelations of their founder's double life.  The priest urged them to “assume the consequences” of their founder's actions and to correct the things within the Legion that need to be corrected.”

European court no longer able to rule on crucifixes in Italy

Feb 22, 2010 - 12:20 pm .- During meetings last week in Switzerland, 47 countries represented in the Council of Europe adopted a declaration regarding the scope of jurisdiction of the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg, France. The new policy limits the court's decisions concerning traditions and national culture in member countries, which extends to the prohibition of crucifixes in Italian public institutions.

Pope hopes for continued Lebanese example of peace in Middle East

Feb 22, 2010 - 11:28 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI received the prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Rafic Hariri, in audience. During their meeting he expressed hope that Lebanon would continue to serve as a “message” to the Middle East of peaceful religious coexistence.

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