Archive of June 22, 2010

Crucifix is symbol of European identity, asserts Russian bishop

Jun 22, 2010 - 09:51 pm .- As the EU court in Strasbourg prepares to issue a new ruling on the public display of crucifixes on June 30, the president of the Bishops' Conference of Russia, Bishop Joseph Werth, noted that the crucifix is not only a religious symbol but it also represents Europe’s true identity.

Dissident calls Cubans to demand the right to enter and exit the country freely

Jun 22, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, has called on all Cubans nationally and internationally to unite in demanding the government respect the rights of citizens to enter and leave the country freely.

Allen interview of Cardinal George supports report of ‘parallel magisterium’ worries

Jun 22, 2010 - 03:07 pm .- Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in an interview last week agreed that the rift over the federal health care bill between the bishops and the Catholic Health Association (CHA) exposed a major question concerning who speaks for the Church.

Peruvian cardinal reminds fathers of their responsibility to teach children

Jun 22, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, called on fathers this week to remember their number one responsibility, which is to raise their children in the faith by being good examples and offering correction when needed.

American bioethicist appointed to Governing Council of Academy for Life

Jun 22, 2010 - 01:30 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the president of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), John M. Haas, Ph.D., S.T.L., K.M., to the Governing Council of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Pope Benedict names new auxiliary bishop for Philadelphia

Jun 22, 2010 - 12:30 pm .- Philadelphia’s faithful received news this morning that Pope Benedict has appointed the judicial vicar of their diocese, Bishop-elect Michael J. Fitzgerald, to be their new auxiliary bishop.

Cuban bishops hopeful Vatican official’s visit will prompt more prisoner releases

Jun 22, 2010 - 11:55 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Cuba, Bishop Dionisio Garcia, said Monday that he hopes more political prisoners in the country will be released following the recent visit to Cuba by Vatican Secretary of Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti.

Philadelphia auxiliary appointed as Bishop of Harrisburg

Jun 22, 2010 - 10:34 am .- On Tuesday morning, Pope Benedict XVI appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia to become the 10th Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Pastor of NY parish withdraws support for sale of vacant convent to Muslim group

Jun 22, 2010 - 06:04 am .- The pastor of a Staten Island parish in a controversy over the proposed sale of a vacant convent to a Muslim group has withdrawn his support for the sale after “careful reflection.” St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church has been considering selling a vacant convent to the Muslim American Society (MAS), which planned to turn the building into a mosque and community center.

Prayer the most powerful weapon to prevent tragic war in Korea, bishop says

Jun 22, 2010 - 02:57 am .- Calling for worldwide prayers for peace and reconciliation in Korea, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK) has warned of “imminent humanitarian catastrophe” in North Korea and has said war would be “a terrible tragedy.”

Lawsuit filed against Legionaries by alleged son of Fr. Maciel

Jun 22, 2010 - 01:34 am .- A man claiming to be the son of Fr. Marcial Maciel, the founder of the Legion of Christ, is suing the Legion in a Connecticut court, claiming that the religious order should have known of Maciel’s propensity to abuse children.

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