Archive of May 8, 2010

Archbishop Gomez named to council to study Church in America

May 8, 2010 - 07:31 pm .- Today the Holy Father named Archbishop Jose H.Gomez as a member of the Special Council for America of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. The responsibility is one of many for the newly appointed head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Catholic Charities brings Christ to the city of Denver

May 8, 2010 - 02:52 pm .- Catholic Charities is bringing youth and Catholic social teaching together in a radical new way this summer in the hopes of sparking a nationwide movement for the future of the Church. Christ in the City, as the program is called, seeks to form young people at all levels and send them out in the world to bring Christ into all sorts of ministries.

New Hampshire teen runs for God

May 8, 2010 - 01:19 pm .- Jackie Anzivino has every reason to be a very proud mom. Her eldest son, Tony, is second in his sophomore class at Pinkerton Academy, runs track and plays guard for the JV State Champion Basketball Team, but it isn’t his scholastic or athletic achievements that make her beam with pride for her son. It is his declaration that all he does, he does for God.

Holy Father to accept text messages this week

May 8, 2010 - 11:33 am .- Adding creativity to the call for solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI, an Italian television program will open a telephone line this week through which anyone can send text messages to the Holy Father. The messages, it is said, will be delivered to him directly.

German bishop's resignation accepted by Pope Benedict

May 8, 2010 - 09:37 am .- The Holy Father accepted the resignation of German Bishop Walter Mixa on Saturday. The bishop had filed his resignation less than a month ago after allegations surfaced that he had physically abused children in the 70s and 80s.

Marquette University defends cancellation of dean offer to lesbian professor

May 8, 2010 - 07:22 am .- Marquette University defended its decision to withdraw an offer to an openly lesbian faculty member to become a college dean after it became evident that the teacher's published writings opposed Church teachings on human sexuality.

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