Archive of June 18, 2010

Venezuelan cardinal honors Don Bosco, calls for greater Church unity

Jun 18, 2010 - 10:11 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, called on Venezuelans to imitate the evangelical zeal of St. John Bosco and strengthen the unity of the Church amidst the aggressive secularism that is expressed in religious intolerance and attacks on Pope Benedict XVI.

Bishop offers condolences following firing squad execution in Utah

Jun 18, 2010 - 08:02 pm .- Minutes after the clock struck midnight on Friday morning, a five man firing squad ended the life of Ronnie Lee Garner, a Utah man found guilty of murdering two men. The execution was lamented by Salt Lake City’s Bishop John Wester, who prayed for God’s love and mercy to heal all those affected by the situation.

Cuban bishops working to secure papal visit in 2012

Jun 18, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Cuba have expressed their hope that Pope Benedict will visit the island nation in 2012. Bishop of Holguin Emilio Aranguren commented, “it’s our hope, our interest, that the Pope come to Cuba in the year 2012… It’s up to the Holy See.”

Holy See says maternal deaths must be combated while respecting rights of children

Jun 18, 2010 - 03:58 pm .- The Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, said this week that countries must combat maternal deaths with policies that respect the lives of both the mother and the unborn child.

British archbishop urges Catholic faithful to 'support' Holy Father during visit

Jun 18, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- In remarks to a journalist on the Holy Father's upcoming visit to the U.K., Archbishop Vincent Nichols of the Diocese of Westminster urged the Catholic faithful to “get behind the Pope and support him.”

Catholic charitable work saves Spanish government billions

Jun 18, 2010 - 12:20 pm .- An estimate of the sum total of charitable work performed by the Catholic Church and her members shows that the Church saves Spain billions of euros every year, reported the vice secretary of Economic Affairs for the Spanish Bishop’s Conference.

Secularism owes its existence to the Church, claims archbishop during Cuba visit

Jun 18, 2010 - 10:18 am .- In an address during his visit to Cuba, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti spoke on the relationship between secularism and Christianity, saying that the former “would not exist at all” without the Church.

Apostolic visitor encourages renewal and purification of Irish Church

Jun 18, 2010 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, the Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster and recently named Apostolic Visitor for the Archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland, said this week that the Irish Church should seek the renewal and purification called for by, and detailed in, Pope Benedict’s letter to Irish Catholics.

Priests will soon be 'inundated' with exorcism requests, asserts author

Jun 18, 2010 - 06:52 am .- In an exclusive interview with CNA, author and pro-life leader Fr. Thomas Euteneuer discussed his recent book on the often misunderstood topic of exorcism, asserting that due to an increased exposure of young people to the occult, priests within the next decade are going to be “inundated” with exorcism requests.

Robert George to receive Canterbury Medal for religious freedom work

Jun 18, 2010 - 03:43 am .- The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has announced that it will award Princeton University law professor Robert P. George its Canterbury Medal to honor his work on religious freedom.

New 'Ella' drug should be labeled an abortion pill, argues pro-life leader

Jun 18, 2010 - 01:49 am .- In response to the FDA's safety approval of a new drug being described as a “morning-after” pill, a pro-life leader denounced the drug as an abortifacient, and argued that it needs to be labeled accurately.

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