Archive of April 28, 2010

Cardinal urges Mexicans to learn true history of their independence

Apr 28, 2010 - 09:58 pm .- As the country celebrates its bicentennial, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara, Mexico underscored the need for citizens to discover the truth of their country's independence in order to promote peace and reconciliation.

US Catholics donate $2.7 million to help Church in Latin America

Apr 28, 2010 - 09:20 pm .- On April 28, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that they awarded over $2 million in grants to the Church in Latin America.

Benedict XVI's pontificate shows his sensitive pastoral heart, Cardinal George writes

Apr 28, 2010 - 07:44 pm .- Reflecting on the five-year pontificate of Benedict XVI, the Cardinal Francis George wrote in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano on Wednesday that joy and love are at the foundation of his teachings and ministry. The American cardinal also praised the Pope's efforts to combat clerical sexual abuse and his efforts to reach out to victims.

Cuban dissident thanks European lawmakers for support

Apr 28, 2010 - 06:10 pm .- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, sent a letter to the members of the European Parliament thanking them for their March 11 resolution that calls for respect for human rights in Cuba and for the release of political prisoners.

Pope will make final decision on Legionaries, Vatican spokesman states

Apr 28, 2010 - 05:56 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will make the final decisions regarding the Apostolic Visitation of the Legionaries of Christ, clarified the Vatican spokesman on Wednesday. A meeting between the bishops involved in investigations of the religious congregation will take place in Rome on Friday.

Pope Benedict urges bishops to work for recognition of immigrant rights

Apr 28, 2010 - 04:13 pm .- The Holy Father sent a telegram to European bishops gathered in Spain this week for an international conference on immigration. In his message, he urged the Catholic leaders to work to give immigrants the "firm hope" that their rights be recognized.

Peruvians gather to pray Rosary in support of Catholic Church

Apr 28, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- As protesters gathered outside Peru's Apostolic Nunciature last Saturday to speak out against recent  statements by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone connecting pedophilia and homosexuality, a group of Peruvian Catholics showed up in counter-protest to pray the Rosary and defend the Church.

Supreme Court rules Mojave Desert Cross can stay

Apr 28, 2010 - 01:31 pm .- The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a federal court overstepped its boundaries in ordering the removal of a long-standing memorial cross in California's Mojave Desert.

Pope hopes English translation of Missal will be 'springboard for a renewal'

Apr 28, 2010 - 11:09 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told the Vox Clara Committee on Wednesday that he welcomed the news that the new English translation of the Roman Missal "will soon be ready for publication." While expressing his hope about the arrival of the new edition, he also highlighted the need for a transition with "due sensitivity."

God gives us signs on the path to our vocations, Pope teaches

Apr 28, 2010 - 10:22 am .- Focusing his Wednesday catechesis in St. Peter's Square on a pair of priests from the last two centuries, Pope Benedict underscored the importance of charity, the "love of God and love to God." The Holy Father also spoke of how "signs" can signal the road to our vocations.

Archbishop Dolan calls Arizona illegal immigrant law 'harmful'

Apr 28, 2010 - 06:18 am .- Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has criticized Arizona legislation targeting illegal immigrants as “mean-spirited” and “counterproductive and harmful.” Viewing the measure as a manifestation of historic American nativism, he said immigrants should be welcomed and their legalization and citizenship should be advanced.

US bishops oppose 'draconian' Arizona immigration law

Apr 28, 2010 - 04:01 am .- In a statement released April 27, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) denounced a recently signed law in Arizona which criminalizes undocumented immigrants, calling the legislative move “draconian” and saying it “could lead to the wrongful questioning and arrest of U.S. citizens.”

Nuclear arms reduction treaty a step forward, Archbishop O’Brien remarks

Apr 28, 2010 - 03:02 am .- The Catholic bishops of the United States urge the ratification of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty, Archbishop of Baltimore Edwin F. O’Brien has said. While they believe it should go farther, Archbishop O’Brien described it as a sign of progress.

Scientists discover wooden structure believed to be Noah's Ark

Apr 28, 2010 - 01:05 am .- A Chinese-Turkish exploration team reported on Sunday that they have discovered a wooden structure on the top of Mt. Ararat in Turkey which they believe to be the biblical Noah's Ark.

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