Archive of March 27, 2010

Task force reaches out to Spanish speaking Catholics

Mar 27, 2010 - 06:41 pm .- In May 2008, after spending four months studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Polish immigrant Father Janusz Korban was assigned special responsibility for Hispanic ministry in the Diocese of Rapid City. Bishop Blase Cupich appointed him and Deacon Raul Daniel to be co-chairs of the new Hispanic Ministry Task Force which works to meet the current needs of Hispanic people and makes plans for the future.

Purification of the clergy topic of final Friday Lenten meditation in Vatican

Mar 27, 2010 - 01:31 pm .- Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa dedicated his final Lenten meditation to the necessity of “an internal purification of the Church, starting with its clergy." He emphasized the importance of love for Christ, fidelity and repentance in bringing about change.

President of the Italian Senate condemns 'unmerited' attacks on Pope Benedict

Mar 27, 2010 - 10:52 am .- "Unacceptable and unmerited" is how the president of the Italian Senate, Renato Schifani, defined the recent "attacks against the Pontiff." Calling the media blitz on Pope Benedict XVI "unprecedented," he recognized the Pope's "decisive measures against pedophilia" and said that his "very rigorous positions" deserve respect and appreciation.

Pentecostal pastor optimistic about ‘future of faith’

Mar 27, 2010 - 09:53 am .- In a recent conversation with Princeton philosophy of law professor Dr. Robert George, Pastor Eugene Rivers affirmed that the only hope today’s young people have is in God. Rivers, who works with some of the most dangerous gangs in the country, also emphasized his optimism for a future of faith.

Planned Parenthood head thanks religious sisters for ‘critical support’ of health care bill

Mar 27, 2010 - 07:28 am .- Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has praised the Catholic religious sisters who endorsed the Senate health care bill, claiming they deserve gratitude for making “a critical demonstration of support” for a bill that significantly increased coverage of “reproductive health care.”

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