Archive of June 4, 2010

Archbishop: Venezuelans have right to freedom of expression

Jun 4, 2010 - 10:09 pm .- Archbishop Baltazar Porras Cardozo of Merida, Venezuela, said this week that the media must serve the truth and that Venezuelans have the right to freedom of expression in a pluralist society.

Church cannot accept criminalization of immigrants, says Archbishop Marchetto

Jun 4, 2010 - 07:04 pm .- The second-in-command of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrant and Itinerant Peoples, Archbishop Agostino Marchetto spoke with CNA on Wednesday about the Church's position on migration. He mentioned his "admiration" for the U.S. bishops in their efforts to support human rights and work against the criminalization of "irregular" migrants.

Archbishop denounces accusations against late Colombian prelate

Jun 4, 2010 - 05:53 pm .- Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro of Tunja has strongly criticized the accusations of a retired military leader against the late Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino of Cali, Colombia, who was murdered in 2002.

Pontifical council kicks off convention for deaf ministry

Jun 4, 2010 - 04:29 pm .- In response to Pope Benedict's call to promote the dignity of the deaf and work for their “full social integration,” the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Workers, who is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, has organized a convention in Rome this weekend.

Christ is 'the true and effective priest,' declares Pope at Corpus Christi Mass

Jun 4, 2010 - 03:08 pm .- Christ “transformed extreme violence and extreme injustice into a supreme deed of love and justice,” said the Holy Father at Mass in the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Thursday evening. During the homily, he spoke of the relationship between the Eucharist and Christ’s priesthood.

Venezuelan bishop denounces media coverage of sex-abuse in Catholic Church

Jun 4, 2010 - 02:09 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Luis Armando Tineo of Caracas recently praised Pope Benedict XVI for his decision to confront the issue of clerical sex abuse and denounced the tabloid journalism of some media outlets that seek to denigrate the Church’s image.

CUA president appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton

Jun 4, 2010 - 11:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr. David M. O'Connell, the outgoing president of Catholic University of America, to serve as the Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey.  The appointment was announced today in Washington D.C. by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.

Holy Father urges Catholics and Orthodox to bear witness to the Gospel

Jun 4, 2010 - 11:15 am .- Speaking at an ecumenical celebration in Cyprus, the Holy Father explained that like the original evangelizers of the island, every Christian is called to witness to the Lord and his Gospel.

Killing of bishop in Turkey won't affect dialogue with Muslims, Pope states

Jun 4, 2010 - 10:57 am .- In his remarks to journalists during his flight to Cyprus today, the Holy Father clarified that the theme of his apostolic visit to the country has nothing to do with the recent killing of a Catholic bishop in Turkey nor with Islamic fundamentalism in general.

Pope encourages Cyprus Christians to remain strong in difficult circumstances

Jun 4, 2010 - 10:39 am .- Upon arrival to the Paphos airport in Cyprus, the Holy Father greeted the people of the nation and explained his purpose for the journey. He reflected on the scope of the coming Synod for the Middle East and hoped for the inspiration of Cypriots in their quest for a peaceful resolution to the division of their island nation.

New York student suspended for wearing rosary may return to class, judge rules

Jun 4, 2010 - 06:10 am .- A federal judge has issued an order allowing a New York 13-year-old boy suspended for wearing a rosary to return to school immediately. The student may also wear his rosary when he returns.

Georgia pro-life groups launch ‘Black and Unwanted’ billboard campaign

Jun 4, 2010 - 03:17 am .- A pro-life billboard campaign called “Black and Unwanted” has been launched in Georgia to increase awareness of the “devastating” impact of abortion on Georgia’s black community and to highlight the need for more adoptions.

Solving illegal immigration requires fixing economic causes, stresses Bishop Wester

Jun 4, 2010 - 01:29 am .- Meeting with other bishops in a conference on immigration reform on Thursday, Bishop John C. Wester underlined the need “to address the economic root causes of migration and seek economic policies which would help create jobs” in other countries. This, he stressed, “is the lasting and humane solution to the challenge of illegal immigration.”  

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