Archive of June 27, 2010

Court reinstates lawsuit challenging NIH embryonic stem cell guidelines

Jun 27, 2010 - 07:35 pm .- The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday that doctors performing adult stem cell research have 'competitive standing' to sue. The court therefore reinstated a federal lawsuit seeking to prohibit and overturn controversial guidelines for public funding of embryonic stem cell research.

Rabbis say Kagan not a ‘kosher’ Supreme Court nominee

Jun 27, 2010 - 06:13 pm .- According to the National Rabbinical Alliance and its more than 850 Orthodox Jewish members, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not “kosher,” or fit to serve, on the court.

Benedict XVI looking forward to Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, pallium conferral

Jun 27, 2010 - 06:09 pm .- After Sunday's Angelus prayer, besides recalling the beatification of Lebanese Maronite brother Estephan Nehme, the Holy Father called attention to the observance of the Day of Charity for the Pope and this week's celebration of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Sunday morning Delaware cathedral robber turns himself in

Jun 27, 2010 - 01:13 pm .- Cash will no longer be kept at the Cathedral of St. Peter, in Wilmington, Delaware, but little else can be done to prevent a robbery like the one that took place before the early Sunday Mass on June 13, the cathedral’s rector said.

Maronite Catholic brother beatified in Lebanon

Jun 27, 2010 - 11:18 am .- Previously "venerable" Maronite brother Estephan Nehme was beatified on Sunday morning in Lebanon. The Holy Father remembered Blessed Estephan after the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square, entrusting the people of Lebanon to his protection.

Pope reflects on beauty of radical acceptance of God's call

Jun 27, 2010 - 10:55 am .- Before reciting the Angelus prayer from the window of his apartment in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict XVI spoke today about "radical" responses to divine vocations. Referring to Sunday's readings he took up the theme of Christ's call to us and "its demands."

Church to celebrate feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Jun 27, 2010 - 05:05 am .- On Tuesday, June 29, the Church will celebrate the feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day. Together, the two saints are the founders of the See of Rome, through their preaching, ministry and martyrdom there.

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