Archive of May 22, 2010

Boston Archdiocese says it never received Catholics United petition

May 22, 2010 - 07:05 pm .- After the pro-Obama group Catholics United started an email petition to put pressure on Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley to allow the enrollment of a lesbian couple's adopted child in one of Boston's Catholic schools, archdiocesan officials said they never received it.

Iowa man changes his life with help of drug court, archdiocesan prison ministry

May 22, 2010 - 01:14 pm .- One year can make quite a difference in a person’s life. Last April, 38-year-old Chris Clancy of Dubuque, Iowa was facing a rough future. Addicted to drugs and facing criminal charges, Clancy hit a low point in his life. His only options were serving time in prison or entering the Dubuque and Delaware County Drug Court program.

Privatizing religion impedes human progress, says Pope

May 22, 2010 - 11:27 am .- On Saturday morning, the Holy Father met in the Clementine Room of the Apostolic Palace with participants in a convention titled “Development, Progress, Common Good.” The convention was sponsored by the Centesimus Annus-Pro Pontifice Foundation, a lay organization dedicated to teaching about the social doctrine of the Church.

US Armed Forces receive auxiliary bishop from Pope Benedict

May 22, 2010 - 10:30 am .- U.S. service men and women received good news on Saturday morning when Pope Benedict XVI named current Army chaplain Fr. F. Richard Spencer as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Gospel strengthens cultural identity, enriches culture, Pope reminds

May 22, 2010 - 09:38 am .- Speaking to delegations from Eastern European countries in Rome in memory of the evangelizing saints of the Slavic peoples, the Holy Father observed the deep-rooted Christian tradition in the area. All Christians, he said, have the duty to maintain the link between the Word of God and their cultural identity.

New synthetic cell ‘fascinating’ but potentially dangerous, experts caution

May 22, 2010 - 08:02 am .- A team of U.S. researchers has announced the creation of a cell controlled by completely synthetic DNA, and advance which ethicists are calling a “double edged sword.”

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