Archive of May 1, 2010

Code of Canon Law now available online in Chinese

May 1, 2010 - 09:01 pm .- Just over a month after the Catechism was made available in Chinese on the Vatican's website, the Holy See has now released a Chinese version of the Code of Canon Law. The updates accompany the news of a rising Catholic population in Asia.

Vatican approves new English translation of the Mass

May 1, 2010 - 06:13 pm .- After eight years of work, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has approved a new translation of Roman Missal that contains the new text of the Mass in English. Once the missal is published in English, it will be gradually incorporated into parishes across America at the discretion of the local bishops.

Media attention to sex scandal is not about protecting children, argues Lopez

May 1, 2010 - 05:56 pm .- In an analysis by Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review Online, she argues that the Associated Press coverage of the Church's sexual abuse scandal is about more than “protect[ing] children and bring[ing] justice to pedophile priests.”

Students spend break assisting those impacted by Hurricane Katrina

May 1, 2010 - 01:06 pm .- It has been nearly five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast and, while the storm has long ceased being at the forefront of the national conscience, volunteer groups from all over the country, well aware that sometimes the scars you don’t see are more painful than the ones you do see, are still coming here to lend a helping hand.

Aborted baby in Italy survives for two days

May 1, 2010 - 11:00 am .- Fr. Antonio Martello, a hospital chaplain was shocked to see that the baby boy he was praying over was still breathing, a day after he had been aborted at 22 weeks. The case of a "therapeutic" abortion in Rossano Calabro, Italy raises questions about the reliability of sonographies in diagnosing deformities.

Fr. Maciel guilty, 'profound' revision of Legion needed, report Apostolic Visitors

May 1, 2010 - 08:47 am .- Apostolic Visitors to the Legion of Christ condemned the "very serious and objectively immoral acts" of its founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel, in a statement on Saturday. The results of meetings from the last two days include the call for a "profound revision" of the life and structure of the congregation.

Past hurricane victims look to gulf oil spill with 'great anxiety,' archbishop says

May 1, 2010 - 07:37 am .- Responding to the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Catholic archbishops in the region have called for prayers for those affected. Many people are watching the spill with “great anxiety,” one prelate notes, because they have barely recovered from Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and don’t need “a man-made disaster.”

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