Archive of June 21, 2010

Pope's previous writings focus on World Cup, reports LOR

Jun 21, 2010 - 10:02 pm .- L’Osservatore Romano published an article last week titled, “When Ratzinger wrote about soccer,” focusing on the reflection the former cardinal and present-day Pontiff included in a 1985 book titled, “Suchen was droben ist” (Seek That Which Is Above).

Italian cardinal denies corruption in property deals

Jun 21, 2010 - 07:02 pm .- Stating that he has acted with “maximum transparency,” Archbishop of Naples Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe has said he will cooperate with authorities after being accused of corruption in a property deal. A Vatican spokesman has expressed “solidarity” with the prelate, saying he hopes the situation will be “rapidly clarified.”

Mexican bishop urges responsible voting in elections

Jun 21, 2010 - 06:09 pm .- Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martinez of Tehuacan, Mexico called on citizens to cast their votes responsibly in the elections taking place July 4 in several Mexican states. He encouraged them to learn about the various candidates' proposals and to vote according to their Christian consciences.

Helen Osman accuses CNA of fabricating report on Cardinal George and CHA

Jun 21, 2010 - 06:04 pm .- After CNA published a report on remarks Cardinal Francis George made about the disagreement between the Catholic Health Association and the U.S. bishops, Ms. Helen Osman, the Secretary of Communications for the bishops' conference denied the accuracy of the article. Nevertheless, the news agency stands by its report and maintains that it was corroborated by several bishops.

Vatican says Polish reports of archbishop's resignation unfounded

Jun 21, 2010 - 03:09 pm .- Following claims in the media that the Vatican rehabilitated a Polish archbishop accused of sexual abuse and that his successor had resigned in protest, the Vatican press office released a statement on June 19 declaring the contrary.

Chilean missionary in South Africa discusses World Cup's impact

Jun 21, 2010 - 02:11 pm .- Father Sergio Lorenzini is a Chilean priest who has worked in the suburbs of Johannesburg for more than 10 years.  Speaking in an interview about the World Cup Soccer tournament, he explained the impact the event is having on South Africa

Priests must not use vocation as social stepping stone, cautions Benedict XVI

Jun 21, 2010 - 12:59 pm .- During Pope Benedict's homily for the ordination of 14 priests on Sunday for the Diocese of Rome, he emphasized that the vocation of the priesthood, must not be viewed as a way to achieve social status in life, but rather as a way to “rediscover the ever-new face” of Christ.

Cardinal Bergoglio calls for unity in Argentina

Jun 21, 2010 - 11:52 am .- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, urged politicians last week to seek dialogue in order to resolve the nation’s problems.  He stressed that the country needs “to opt for unity over conflict.”

Pope reminds Catholic bishops of Brazil to 'teach the truth boldly'

Jun 21, 2010 - 10:46 am .- On Saturday morning, Pope Benedict XVI received prelates from the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, who have recently completed their "ad limina" visit. The Pope reminded the prelates that, "as teachers and doctors of the faith, you have the mission to teach the truth boldly and authentically, the truth that must be believed and lived."

Vatican expert announces possible name of delegate to the Legion

Jun 21, 2010 - 01:18 am .- Andrea Tornielli, the Vatican expert from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, announced in an article on Sunday that Pope Benedict has decided to appoint as Vatican delegate to the troubled Legionaries of Christ Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, C.S., President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.

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