Archive of June 11, 2010

Church hopeful for more gestures to help Cuban political prisoners

Jun 11, 2010 - 10:24 pm .- Orlando Marquez, the director of the Catholic magazine Palabra Nueva, said this week the Church in Cuba is hopeful the communist government will make more gestures similar to the recent decision to allow several political prisoners to be transferred to prisons near their hometowns.

Vatican communications official visits EWTN and Mother Angelica

Jun 11, 2010 - 08:15 pm .- The president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications visited EWTN’s headquarters in Irondale, Alabama on June 1. He visited the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, where he met with EWTN foundress Mother Angelica and gave her a rosary from the Pope.

Ad campaign demolishes myth of 'therapeutic abortion' in Ireland

Jun 11, 2010 - 06:16 pm .- The Irish pro-life group Youth Defence has launched a newspaper ad campaign to counter implications by pro-abortion groups that there is no moral difference between the treatment for an ectopic pregnancy and direct abortion.

Gov. Crist vetoes bill requiring ultrasound before first-trimester abortion

Jun 11, 2010 - 04:38 pm .- Florida Governor Charlie Crist has vetoed a bill that would have required an ultrasound exam for women seeking an abortion during the first trimester. The vetoed bill also contained a provision that would have opted the state out of using federal funds for abortions under the new health care law.

Prayer Vigil gathers 15,000 priests from around the world

Jun 11, 2010 - 01:03 pm .- An estimated 15,000 priests attended a prayer vigil last night in St. Peter's Square. The priests, who hail from 97 different countries, gathered as part of the celebrations marking the close of the Year for Priests.

Pope: While Church focused on goods of priesthood, Satan tried to tarnish priests

Jun 11, 2010 - 11:10 am .- At the closing Mass of the Year for Priests on Thursday, Pope Benedict reviewed the purpose of the year, saying that he wanted the universal Church to appreciate and reflect on the priesthood, which shows the “audacity of God who entrusts himself to human beings.” Because the Church focused on the good of the priesthood, the Devil reacted by inspiring the timing of the recent revelations of clerical sex abuse within the Church, the Pope said.

Catholics in La Crosse receive new bishop from Milwaukee

Jun 11, 2010 - 09:12 am .- Catholics in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin received word this morning that Pope Benedict XVI has given them a new bishop after being without one for almost eight months. The Vatican announced that the diocese's 10th bishop will be Bishop William P. Callahan, who is currently an auxiliary in Milwaukee.

Pro-life leader arrested for praying on D.C. public sidewalk

Jun 11, 2010 - 06:22 am .- Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, a Protestant minister who heads the Christian Defense Coalition, was arrested on Tuesday while praying in front of a Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood facility. He and others said he was legally present on a public sidewalk the clinic has fenced in.

Knights of Columbus efforts in Rome highlighted in new museum exhibit

Jun 11, 2010 - 03:05 am .- The Knights of Columbus are celebrating the 90th anniversary of their presence in Rome by reflecting on the group's contributions to the city throughout the decades.

As government considers Sunday change, archbishop emphasizes day's Christian meaning

Jun 11, 2010 - 01:22 am .- Archbishop Ulloa Mendieta of Panama City, Panama said this week the Christian meaning of Sunday, the day on which “the Church invites us to participate in Sunday Mass, to wear our Sunday best and sit down at the table with family and friends.”

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