Archive of June 29, 2010

Mexican archbishop calls drug traffickers to repentance

Jun 29, 2010 - 09:58 pm .- Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco of Acapulco, Mexico urged drug traffickers to “abandon” drug trade and instead return to God, who is “always willing to forgive you.”

Kagan’s abortion comments support ‘massive loophole’ in law, pro-life group says

Jun 29, 2010 - 07:03 pm .- In Tuesday confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has confirmed her belief that past high court decisions require that any state regulation of abortion protect the “health” of women seeking abortions. One pro-life group objected that this exception constituted a “massive loophole” barring most regulation of the procedure.

L’Osservatore Romano suggests soccer was invented by Paraguayan Indians

Jun 29, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- Amidst the enthusiasm over the World Cup Soccer tournament, L’Osservatore Romano published an article this week arguing that the Guarani Indians of Paraguay were the inventors of the game.

Sts. Peter and Paul serve as foundation of the Church, Benedict XVI says

Jun 29, 2010 - 04:23 pm .- Although they carried out different missions, Saints Peter and Paul together form the foundation of the “one, holy, Catholic, Apostolic” Church, said Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday. The Pope celebrated Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on the solemnity of the two saints and later led the Angelus in St. Peter's Square.

EU Court rules prohibition of same-sex 'marriage' not a violation of human rights

Jun 29, 2010 - 01:52 pm .- The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France has ruled that European countries that prohibit same-sex marriage are not violating the human rights of their citizens.

One thousand in Spain sign welcome letter for Pope's upcoming visit

Jun 29, 2010 - 12:06 pm .- One thousand representatives from across Spain have signed a letter titled, “Letter of support and welcome to the Pope,” in light of the upcoming visit by Benedict XVI to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona in November.

Pope says greatest danger to Church is internal pollution

Jun 29, 2010 - 11:11 am .- During his address for today's feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Holy Father asserted that the “greatest danger” to the Church is not external persecution, but the “negative attitudes” of the world that can pollute and “infect the Christian community” from within.

Critics see ruling on Christian Legal Society as blow to religious freedom

Jun 29, 2010 - 06:11 am .- Critics lamented the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit from a Christian student organization seeking to be officially recognized by a California public university. The group sought to overturn a previous court ruling which sided with the school and denied recognition to the organization because of its statement of faith.

Rosary for the Bishop celebrates six months of prayer, global expansion

Jun 29, 2010 - 02:59 am .- Thursday, July 1, marks six months since the inauguration of the Rosary for the Bishop campaign, an online website that encourages the faithful to pray for bishops across the U.S. and around the world.

Bishop Kicanas defends Holy Father against protest group

Jun 29, 2010 - 01:09 am .- A bishop defended the Holy Father's role in combating clerical sex abuse to a self-described “Catholic” protest group in Arizona, who recently urged others not to give to the Church during an annual collection.

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