Archive of June 10, 2010

World needs converted priests, not ecclesial engineers, Cardinal Meisner states

Jun 10, 2010 - 07:35 pm .- The Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joaquim Meisner, addressed priests from around the world gathered at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome on Wednesday, telling them that nothing is more important for a priest than conversion of heart because only this will enable them to fulfill their mission to bring Christ to others.

Adoption for homosexuals deprives children of a family, bishop warns

Jun 10, 2010 - 06:23 pm .- Bishop Juan Ruben Martinez of Posadas in Argentina reaffirmed his opposition this week to the adoption of children by homosexual couples because it means denying children their right to have a mother and a father.

Pope answers priests' questions on prayer, celibacy and new vocations

Jun 10, 2010 - 05:51 pm .- Priests from around the world gathered at a prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square on Thursday with Pope Benedict, who responded to questions addressed by priests from every continent.  The Pope spoke on the importance of prayer and the Eucharist in the life of priests, defended the role of celibacy and emphasized the need to trust that God will bless the Church with new vocations.

Diocese says hospital in ‘full compliance’ with Catholic directives despite abortionist on staff

Jun 10, 2010 - 04:17 pm .- A Catholic hospital in rural Colorado has the region’s only abortionist on its staff, a pro-life activist has claimed. In response, the Diocese of Pueblo said the hospital is in “full compliance” with Catholic directives and the abortionist’s employment at the hospital is protected by federal law. However, conversations are “ongoing.”

Empire State Building says policy bars honoring Mother Teresa, Catholic League to protest

Jun 10, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- The company that operates the Empire State Building has said it will not run a lighting scheme to mark Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday, stating that it has a specific policy against honoring religious figures. In response the Catholic League cited several previous actions apparently contradicting the reported policy and announced a protest.

Archdiocese deplores killing of teen on US-Mexico border

Jun 10, 2010 - 12:44 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City released a statement this week deploring the killing of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca by U.S. border patrol agents under the international bridge between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.

Pope discusses economic crisis, protecting unborn with Spanish prime minister

Jun 10, 2010 - 08:57 am .- This morning Pope Benedict received the prime minister of Spain at the Vatican. The two leaders discussed the role of ethics in addressing the current economic crisis in Europe as well as the need to protect the unborn after the government recently passed a law weakening restrictions on abortion.

Orthodox blogger defends Pope, questions Time Magazine's critique of Church

Jun 10, 2010 - 06:28 am .- A recent spread in Time Magazine is continuing to draw criticism for its treatment of the Catholic Church, both from members of the Church and from those outside of it.

Catholic group marking end of Year for Priests with global Rosary relay

Jun 10, 2010 - 03:13 am .- A non-profit group will mark the closing of the Year for Priests with a 24-hour 'Rosary Relay' to be held in countries across the globe, in what they called an “unbroken chain of prayer.”

Deal Hudson warns of future ‘anti-Catholic storm’ in US

Jun 10, 2010 - 03:04 am .- An “anti-Catholic storm” is looming in the United States, Deal Hudson has claimed, because of the Church’s stance against “postmodern ideologies” and because well-funded Catholic supporters of President Obama provide cover for Catholic politicians who dissent from Catholic teaching.

Church must help Hispanic Catholics fight secularization, urges Indiana bishop

Jun 10, 2010 - 01:07 am .- The Church must help Hispanic Catholics fight against the forces of secularization and worldly attitudes that seek to draw them away from their faith, urged Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of South Bend, Indiana.

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