Archive of June 14, 2010

Catholic doctors suffer 'intense rejection and misunderstanding,' laments Spanish bishop

Jun 14, 2010 - 10:08 pm .- A Spanish bishop recently lamented that Catholic doctors who stand up for their moral beliefs often experience “intense rejection and misunderstanding” within society.

Hyundai pulls television ad after Catholic uproar

Jun 14, 2010 - 06:48 pm .- Responding to “enough of an outcry” from Catholic individuals and blogs, Korean car maker Hyundai announced on Monday that it has pulled a World Cup-themed television ad that ran during the USA-England soccer match on Saturday featuring a "church" in Argentina mocking Catholic sacraments. 

Benedict XVI appoints apostolic administrator to replace murdered bishop in Turkey

Jun 14, 2010 - 05:46 pm .- Following the recent murder of a bishop in Turkey, the Holy Father has appointed a new apostolic administrator of the apostolic vicariate of Anatolia.

Expert urges Mexicans to support candidates committed to life

Jun 14, 2010 - 04:04 pm .- The spokeswoman of the Institute for the Formation of Family Values in Mexico, Claudia Simental Flores, called on Mexicans last week to vote for candidates “who see public office as an opportunity for real service to their constituents,” including the protection of life from the moment of conception.

Divorce between faith and life harms the Church, warns Argentinean archbishop

Jun 14, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- Archbishop Agustin Radrizzani of Mercedes Lujan called on priests in Argentina to fight the separation between faith and daily life, which harms the Church in the world today.

Critic decries World Cup car commercial as 'Catholic mockery'

Jun 14, 2010 - 11:07 am .- A critic decried a recent World Cup car commercial as “Catholic mockery” as it features an actual church founded in honor of a former soccer player which parodies Catholic rituals.

Holy Father addresses future pontifical representatives, emphasizes dedication and sacrifice

Jun 14, 2010 - 10:50 am .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke this morning to 40 members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, emphasizing "the significance of work in pontifical representations."

Cuba frees political prisoner following talks with Catholic Church

Jun 14, 2010 - 10:05 am .- An emaciated, political prisoner in Cuba was recently freed after what has been reported as unprecedented talks between President Raul Castro and Catholic Church officials.

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