Archive of June 17, 2010

Sports columnist laments poor coverage of World Cup player's Catholic faith

Jun 17, 2010 - 11:12 pm .- Soccer player Wayne Rooney’s recent comment that he wears rosary beads during soccer practice because he is Catholic has piqued the interest of sports enthusiasts who hope to hear more about his faith.

After final arguments in Prop. 8 trial, Maggie Gallagher expects judge will overturn law

Jun 17, 2010 - 08:05 pm .- On Wednesday lawyers made their final arguments in a federal case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. While Maggie Gallagher, a major defender of traditional marriage said she expected the lower court to overturn the decision, she was confident of victory at the Supreme Court.

Argentinean bishop condemns mid term abortion, stresses that Church 'cannot remain silent'

Jun 17, 2010 - 06:22 pm .- An Argentinian Bishop condemned a court ruling allowing a local woman who was  five months pregnant to undergo an abortion, stressing that the “Church cannot remain silent because her vocation is to defend man against everything that degrades him.”  

Director General of the Legionaries meets with Pope Benedict

Jun 17, 2010 - 04:03 pm .- Pope Benedict received Fr. Alvaro Corcuera, the Director General of the Legionaries of Christ, in a private audience this morning, reports the Vatican Press office.

Secretary Clinton praises religious freedom ambassador nominee

Jun 17, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook for the position of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Soccer has 'enormous potential for evangelization,' remarks Chilean bishop

Jun 17, 2010 - 12:06 pm .- In a letter released by the Bishops’ Conference of Chile, Auxiliary Bishop Cristian Contreras Villarroel said the vast majority of soccer players are men of faith and that they have an enormous potential to evangelize.

EWTN to celebrate families, legacy of Mother Angelica

Jun 17, 2010 - 09:57 am .- EWTN has announced it will hold its 2010 Family Celebration on October 9-10 at the Canton Civic and Cultural Center in Canton, Ohio, the hometown of Mother Angelica.

Pope rethinks, clarifies and reinforces celibacy, asserts Vatican analyst

Jun 17, 2010 - 08:58 am .- Vatican analyst Sandro Magister published an article in which he detailed Pope Benedict’s teaching on priestly celibacy, a concept with which many have expressed discontent in face of the clerical sexual abuse scandals. However, the Pope’s June 10 explanation, which presents celibacy in a new light, was both hinted at and foreshadowed by two prior talks, Magister claims.

German bishops weigh in on World Cup

Jun 17, 2010 - 07:51 am .- The German Catholic news website has created a special page on its site dedicated to the German bishops' hopes for the country's World Cup soccer team.

Report shows $1 billion in US taxpayer money has gone to abortion industry

Jun 17, 2010 - 07:27 am .- A report released by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals over $1 billion in U.S. taxpayer money going to organizations that promote or provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood. Pro-life leaders have responded to these findings by calling for Congress to change their policies on federal funding.

Orthodox rabbis condemn ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ proposal

Jun 17, 2010 - 04:49 am .- Apologizing for two prominent Jewish Senators’ support for allowing open homosexuals to serve in the military, an Orthodox Jewish group representing hundreds of rabbis said the normalization of homosexuality and its political causes constitute “a rebellion against G-d” and are inherently intolerant towards religious believers.

Catholic Church is not ‘finished’ because of sexual scandal, pundit says

Jun 17, 2010 - 03:08 am .- While the clerical sexual abuse crisis may have permanently damaged millions of people’s image of the Catholic Church, a historical perspective suggests that the Church is not “finished” and has faced much harder times of corruption and danger, a Catholic pundit has written.

‘Mutual understanding’ marks meeting between Holy See and Israeli officials

Jun 17, 2010 - 12:41 am .- A plenary meeting between officials of the Holy See and the State of Israel on Tuesday was held “in an atmosphere of mutual understanding” to discuss relations between the two states.

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