Archive of May 27, 2010

Spanish bishop urges Catholics to remain courageous in defending life and the family

May 27, 2010 - 08:58 pm .- Bishop Atilano Rodriguez of Ciudad Real in Spain urged Catholics this week not to shy away from their responsibilities in defending life, the family and the common good during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Worldwide Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO).

'Lost' ends with Catholic twist

May 27, 2010 - 08:05 pm .- Spanish daily, La Razon, published an analysis following the finale of the television series, “Lost,” which told the story of survivors of an airline crash on a mysterious island.  The newspaper remarked that the series, which captivated millions of viewers for seven years, ended with a Catholic storyline.

Pope talks education with Italian bishops, comments on abuse scandal

May 27, 2010 - 07:09 pm .- During an Italian bishops gathering that discussed pastoral guidelines for the upcoming decade and emphasized the theme of education, Pope Benedict focused intently on youth and stressed the importance of viewing education as a means of “forming new generations” so “that they may know how to relate to the world.”

Mexico City bishops and archdiocese stand in agreement over census, says statement

May 27, 2010 - 05:52 pm .- In a joint statement, both the Mexican bishops and the Archdiocese of Mexico City affirmed that there is not a dispute between the two about how the country’s 2010 census is collecting data on religious affiliation, despite speculation by some “ill-intentioned voices."

International conference on von Hildebrand's philosophy of love begins

May 27, 2010 - 04:15 pm .- The Hildebrand Project commenced its 2010 International Conference exploring Dietrich von Hildebrand's philosophy of love at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on Thursday.

Diocesan congress emphasizes love as the key for building stable families

May 27, 2010 - 02:03 pm .- The Diocesan Congress on the Family in Mar del Plata, Argentina, last weekend underscored the need to recover the authentic meaning of love as the key to building stable and lasting marriages.

Official song chosen for World Youth Day 2011

May 27, 2010 - 12:02 pm .- The official song for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid was recently selected. The song, composed by Father Enrique Castro, with lyrics by Auxiliary Bishop Cesar Franco of Madrid, will debut on November 9 on the feast of Our Lady of Almudena at the Cathedral of Madrid.

St. Michael statue stolen from US Marine’s gravestone in New York

May 27, 2010 - 10:47 am .- Police are investigating the theft of a marble statue of St. Michael the Archangel from the gravestone of a U.S. Marine in Allegany, New York.

Rep. Smith: US may be spending $10 million on pro-abortion Kenyan constitution

May 27, 2010 - 06:18 am .- Following calls for a federal probe into U.S. funding to support Kenya’s proposed constitution, which would permit abortions in the country, investigations suggest that the funds used may have totaled over $10 million instead of the $2 million initially suspected. One congressman called the funding “a clear violation of federal law.”

Jamaican archbishop calms fears, encourages St. Michael prayer

May 27, 2010 - 03:20 am .- Reacting to deadly violence between security forces and armed supporters of a local drug lord in Jamaica, the Archbishop of Kingston has said most of the country is calm but well-paid gunmen will continue to skirmish with authorities. He noted in an interview that he has asked all priests and religious in the archdiocese to pray the traditional St. Michael the Archangel prayer.

American lawsuit against Vatican misconstrues nature of the Church, canonists say

May 27, 2010 - 12:40 am .- Two canon lawyers have weighed in on an attempt to sue the Vatican for sexual abuse by a priest, saying it misconstrues the nature of the Catholic Church and the relationship between the Pope and other Catholic bishops. It is based on the misperception of the Church as a “monolithic” structure, one said.

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