Archive of May 26, 2010

Pope sends donation to flood victims in Poland

May 26, 2010 - 11:25 pm .- Responding to the devastation wrought by the torrential rains and subsequent flooding in Poland during recent weeks, the Holy Father has sent a financial gift to the Polish Church.

Fatima secret has been fully revealed, insists shrine rector

May 26, 2010 - 09:50 pm .- The rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Father Virgilio Antunes, said this week that there is nothing left to reveal about the Fatima secret. He explained that its prophetic message “needs to be seen in an open way” and not in close relation to one particular “historical event or another.”

Johnny Cash remembered for his faith-based music

May 26, 2010 - 09:14 pm .- Johnny Cash was remembered for how his music “sang the faith” in an article published on Sunday in the Italian Bishops’ Conference’s newspaper Avvenire. Without his faith, the article said, "the voice of Cash would not have been the same."

Phoenix bishop receives worldwide support for stand on abortion

May 26, 2010 - 07:36 pm .- Following an Arizona bishop's condemnation of an abortion that occurred at a local Catholic hospital, prominent Catholic leaders from around the globe are voicing their support for the prelate, writing that they “stand in solidarity” with him amid fierce criticism from the media.

Archbishop Gomez warmly welcomed in Los Angeles

May 26, 2010 - 06:24 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez was officially welcomed at a Rite of Reception Mass in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Wednesday, a move that officially begins his ministry within the southern California community.

Cardinal shares previously unpublished details about beatification of Fatima chlidren

May 26, 2010 - 05:56 pm .- In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, the prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Portuguese Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, revealed a series of previously unpublished details about the beatification of the shepherd children of Fatima, such as the creation of a commission which concluded that the two children exercised heroic virtues.

Archbishop Chaput: Pope is not CEO and bishops are not his employees

May 26, 2010 - 03:00 pm .- In the midst of lawsuits attempting the implicate the Vatican for the failure of individual bishops to properly handle clerical sex abuse cases, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver stated the the Pope “is not a global CEO” to be held liable, given that bishops are not “his agents or employees.” Instead, he wrote, the Church is “much closer to a confederation of families than to a modern corporation.”

Pope receives Muslim, Orthodox delegations hoping for improved relations

May 26, 2010 - 01:35 pm .- L'Osservatore Romano reported several hopeful encounters the Holy Father had after Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square. Hopes for improved inter-religious relations were brought to the Pope by a Muslim-Catholic joint delegation from Canada and a Catholic archbishop located in Moscow.

Mexican cardinal urges priests to be 'divine anchors' for humanity

May 26, 2010 - 11:48 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on priests this week to be transformed by the Holy Spirit and become a “divine anchor” for humanity.

Priestly authority comes only from Jesus, Pope Benedict teaches

May 26, 2010 - 10:33 am .- In his last catechesis on the priesthood, Pope Benedict dedicated his Wednesday audience address to the authority that priests receive from Jesus, emphasizing that it must be used in service of people, not as an end in itself. He also asked for prayers to conclude the Year for Priests for all the ordained, including himself.

US government brief criticizes abuse lawsuit against Vatican

May 26, 2010 - 06:07 am .- In a lawsuit attempting to sue the Vatican for sexual abuse by a priest, the U.S. government has for the most part sided with the Vatican and against an appellate court’s argument that a U.S. court can hear the case. The government’s argument may significantly hinder the lawsuit.

Catholic bishops in Sudan fear recent election could lead to war, says media group

May 26, 2010 - 03:03 am .- A media initiative dedicated to promoting the causes of persecuted Christians around the globe reported on Tuesday that Catholic bishops in Sudan fear that the country's recent election could lead to escalated conflict and eventually war.

Law professors from 11 countries urge repeal of ban on crucifixes

May 26, 2010 - 01:01 am .- Thirty-seven law professors from countries around the globe have written to the European Court of Human Rights, urging them to overturn a ruling that banned crucifixes from Italian classrooms.

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