Archive of May 28, 2010

Madrid cardinal calls on priests to be 'ministers of authentic joy'

May 28, 2010 - 09:58 pm .- The Archbishop of Madrid and president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, praised the “great service” of priests around the world, “especially in these times marked by discouragement, skepticism and sadness.” The prelate then encouraged them to be “ministers of authentic joy.”

Attention to Christ helps priests to avoid burnout, explains Cardinal Maradiaga

May 28, 2010 - 08:08 pm .- "The dignity of their ministry doesn't exempt priests from difficulty, from temptations and from weaknesses that sometimes shake and put their path towards holiness to the test," said Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga on Friday. To avoid "burnout," he said, pastors must center their attention on Christ, but also remain conscious of their own human and psychological needs.

Mexican Supreme Court rules in favor of morning-after pill

May 28, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that a directive issued by the health department ordering hospitals to make the morning-after pill available in cases of rape is constitutional, despite scientific studies that show the drug is an abortifacient.

Faith helps those who are ill transcend sickness, says Vatican health minister

May 28, 2010 - 05:05 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Ministry spoke about the significance of living by faith through experiences of suffering and disease this week. Faith, said Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, leads a person to adopt an attitude that transcends sickness and health.

Migration laws must respect national sovereignty and individual rights, Pope urges

May 28, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told members of the Vatican department for migrants today that those they serve have rights based solely on the fact that they are human beings. He encouraged international cooperation and a sense of co-responsibility between states and private organizations in finding solutions to migration that simultaneously respect national sovereignty and the rights of the individual.

Violence in Jamaica stems from corruption, asserts archbishop

May 28, 2010 - 01:59 pm .- Archbishop Donald James of Kingston, Jamaica, said the violence sweeping the capital that has taken the lives of at least 73 people, is the result of the corruption reigning in the country.

Census will accurately reflect religious affiliation of citizens, confirm Mexican officials

May 28, 2010 - 11:52 am .- The National Institute of Statistics and Geography in Mexico stated this week that the 2010 census will include an “open question” to enable each Mexican citizen to identify his or her religious affiliation without bias.

Pope calls on politicians in Benin to be just

May 28, 2010 - 10:30 am .- The Holy Father spoke extensively about the role of fraternity in society on Friday while meeting with the new ambassador to the Holy See from the African country of Benin. Looking to the country's motto, he highlighted the relationship of fraternity, justice and the need for political leaders who work for the good of the people.

Pope's life witnesses to an encounter with Christ, says Buttiglione

May 28, 2010 - 09:42 am .- President of the Italian Christian Democratic Party, Rocco Buttiglione, spoke with CNA following the morning sessions of the  Hildebrand Project's first day of a conference on love. He remarked that standing in solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI is rediscovering our encounter with Christ.

Archbishop Gomez analyzes future of Hispanics in US Catholic Church

May 28, 2010 - 06:02 am .- As he prepares to lead the largest archdiocese in the United States, Archbishop Jose Gomez, spoke with CNA in an exclusive interview addressing the role of Hispanics in the U.S. Catholic Church.

Janet Smith: Catholics in Alliance leader shows poor judgment with Church council call

May 28, 2010 - 03:17 am .- Alfred M. Rotondaro, chair of the board of directors of the Obama-supporting group Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, has called for a “new Vatican Council” while claiming abortion is “here to stay” and “gay sex is good.” In reply, one Catholic theologian suggests he is not a good judge of when a church council is needed.

‘Get out of the ghetto,’ new auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem urges Christians

May 28, 2010 - 01:08 am .- Advocating peace and hope, the new auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem said Christians in the Holy Land should “get out of the ghetto” and rediscover their calling.

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