Archive of March 6, 2010

Archdiocese defends enrollment guidelines for Catholic schools

Mar 6, 2010 - 06:07 pm .- On Friday, the Archdiocese of Denver defended its decision to not readmit a local same-sex couple's child into a Catholic school, saying, “Parents living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment.”

Denver chancery to offer sacred art exhibit

Mar 6, 2010 - 02:10 pm .- An exhibit of sacred works by a Denver artist depicting Lenten and Easter themes ranging from the passion of Christ through Pentecost, will be on display at the John Paul II Center starting next week.

Pope's brother directed Regensburg choir after abuses took place, clarifies bishop

Mar 6, 2010 - 12:35 pm .- In response to a sexual abuse claim that surfaced this week involving a member of the famed boys’ choir of Regensburg, where the Pope’s brother served as director for 30 years, the local bishop came to Fr. Georg Ratzinger’s defense noting that the instances of abuse took place before he was in charge.

Vatican commission reportedly formed to investigate Medjugorje apparitions

Mar 6, 2010 - 11:24 am .- The Italian media is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI authorized an official inquiry into the Marian apparitions at Medjugorje. The commission to examine the case is said to be led by Cardinal Camillo Ruini.

Last Catholic adoption agency in England and Wales threatened by gay equality laws

Mar 6, 2010 - 10:38 am .- Church leaders are defending the last remaining Catholic adoption agency in England and Wales against homosexual equality laws that will force it to close. They say children in the agency’s care will suffer, charging that the government is trying to force the agency to disregard Church teaching.

Be living models of the Good Samaritan, Benedict XVI encourages volunteers

Mar 6, 2010 - 09:24 am .- The Holy Father met with thousands of members of the Italian Civil Protection Service on Saturday in the Paul VI Hall. He commended their voluntary service in protection of the common good and the dignity of man, comparing their work to that of the Good Samaritan.

American bishops visit Port-au-Prince, see hope in Haiti

Mar 6, 2010 - 08:01 am .- Early this week, a delegation of Catholic bishops from the U.S. toured Port-au-Prince, the recently-devastated capital of Haiti. During their stay, the prelates visited the Louverture Cleary School, a tuition-free, Catholic, co-ed, secondary boarding school for under-privileged Haitian children.

Elements of Western society reject grace in favor of independence, says papal preacher

Mar 6, 2010 - 02:01 am .- Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first of three Friday Lenten meditations this morning in the Redemptoris Mater chapel of the Apostolic Palace. He emphasized the importance and meaning of grace within the Church and warned of a tendency in the Western world to reject it.

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