Archive of June 23, 2010

Abortion policy destroying European societies, Spanish bishop warns

Jun 23, 2010 - 09:59 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba in Spain said pro-abortion policies are leading to “the destruction of society,” to the degree that “prosperous European societies such as Germany, France or Holland, among others, are now dying.  He stressed that the same thing is currently taking place in Spain.

Defenders respond to criticisms of CNA report

Jun 23, 2010 - 08:04 pm .- Controversy continues about the Catholic News Agency story on Cardinal Francis George’s criticism of the Catholic Health Association’s (CHA) actions during the health care debate. Defenders of CNA note the substance of the report is supported by other sources, while critics focus on the accuracy of several quotations.

World's tallest Cross of St. Benedict to be unveiled in Peru

Jun 23, 2010 - 06:08 pm .- The world's tallest Cross of St. Benedict will be unveiled on July 11 in the Lima suburb of Pachacamac by the monks from the Monastery of the Incarnation.

Professorship to be created in Pope Benedict XVI's honor

Jun 23, 2010 - 03:51 pm .- According to L'Osservatore Romano, the "Joseph Ratzinger Papst Benedikt XVI" Foundation has come to an agreement with the administration at the University of Regensburg, Germany to create a new professorship carrying the Pope's name.

Archbishop prays for priest stabbed in Chile

Jun 23, 2010 - 01:56 pm .- Archbishop Cristián Caro Cordero of Puerto Montt, Chile said that the priest in his diocese who was stabbed in the neck while distributing Communion is progressing in his recovery. The prelate added that he is praying for the aggressor and expressed solidarity with the priest’s friends and family.

Pro-family march draws 15,000 in Argentina

Jun 23, 2010 - 12:06 pm .- More than 15,000 people from the city of Mendoza, Argentina, marched together on June 19, encouraging the nation’s senators to vote, "in favor of matrimony between one man and one woman."

Holy Father receives 20,000 text messages of support

Jun 23, 2010 - 11:33 am .- Following Wednesday's general audience, the Holy Father received the thousands of text messages sent to him as part of an initiative through an Italian television network last month.

Pope calls for imitation of St. Thomas Aquinas' devotion to Eucharist

Jun 23, 2010 - 10:12 am .- Basing his catechesis for a third and final time on the legacy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict highlighted Aquinas’ “masterpiece,” the “Summa Theologica.” He referred to the saint's devotion to the Eucharist, making the call for all people to "fall in love" with the Blessed Sacrament.

Erosion of religious freedom threatens Church and nation, warns Archbishop Wuerl

Jun 23, 2010 - 05:56 am .- In an exclusive interview obtained by CNA, Dr. John Haas of the National Catholic Bioethics Center asked Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington D.C. about some of the issues facing the Church in the “contemporary context.” In his reply, Archbishop Wuerl spoke about the role of and need for religious freedom in society, a role which is dramatically changing.

Lawsuit in Philippines claims diocesan paper’s story was libelous

Jun 23, 2010 - 03:35 am .- A businesswoman in the Philippines has filed a $220,000 lawsuit against the Archbishop of Ozamiz Jesus Dosado over a news item published by the diocesan newspaper. She claims the story was libelous.

Oldest known paintings of Christian apostles rediscovered in Roman catacombs

Jun 23, 2010 - 01:21 am .- Archaeologists and restorers working at the Roman catacombs of St. Tecla on Tuesday announced the discovery of the world’s oldest known paintings of the apostles Peter, Paul, Andrew and John.

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