Archive of July 1, 2010

Bishop denounces violence, urges Mexicans to vote in upcoming election

Jul 1, 2010 - 10:01 pm .- Bishop Jose Luis Dibildox of Tampico has called on Mexicans to go to the polls on July 4 during the nation's upcoming election. At the same he denounced the violence that has struck several Mexican states, including the murder of the PRI party candidate for governor of Tamaulipas, Rodolfo Torre.

Portuguese and Spanish bishops urge online evangelization

Jul 1, 2010 - 07:17 pm .- The bishops’ committees on communication in Spain and Portugal ended a meeting in Malaga this week agreeing that the internet is part of today’s culture and that the Church must use it for evangelization.

Pope to tour Barcelona during November visit

Jul 1, 2010 - 04:58 pm .- Officials in Barcelona said this week Pope Benedict XVI will take a tour of the Spanish city in his popemobile when he travels there on November 7 for the consecration of the Church of the Holy Family.

Pope makes appointment of Swiss bishop to Christian Unity council official

Jul 1, 2010 - 03:34 pm .- Setting in concrete an appointment that was already well known, Bishop of Basel Kurt Koch has been named as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He takes the place of Cardinal Walter Kasper at the helm of the Vatican's department for ecumenical outreach.

Former Augsburg bishop admits mistakes, Pope hopes for open hearts

Jul 1, 2010 - 12:54 pm .- Bishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Walter Mixa spoke privately with Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday about the situation surrounding his removal from the episcopate nearly two months ago. A note released about the meeting illustrates a "truly beautiful example" from the Pope on how to address problems within the Church.

Pope approves canonization for Italian priest, 35 beatifications

Jul 1, 2010 - 12:09 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Pontifical Council for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees on a variety of miracles, martyrs and declarations of heroic virtue on Thursday. Included among the European majority is an Italian priest destined for canonization.

Holy Father praying for fair elections, spread of peace

Jul 1, 2010 - 10:35 am .- Today the Vatican announced the Holy Father's intentions for the month of July, which include prayers that elections around the world will be carried out with fairness and respect of citizens' freedom and that Christians, particularly in urban areas, will strive to contribute to solidarity and peace.

Vatican lawyer stresses Supreme Court ruling was not on merit of case

Jul 1, 2010 - 06:22 am .- Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling earlier this week that allowed a lawsuit against the Holy See to continue, U.S. Vatican attorney Jeffrey Lena spoke to CNA, clarifying that the move had nothing to do with and “is not a comment” on the individual merits of the case.

Fiftieth parish closes in Diocese of Cleveland’s consolidation program

Jul 1, 2010 - 02:42 am .- St. Emeric’s Church in Cleveland has become the 50th parish to close in a massive downsizing program announced last year.

Re-center marriages from contraception to Christ, author says

Jul 1, 2010 - 01:02 am .- Patrick McCrystal, an Irish pharmacist and pro-life leader, has authored a book on the effect contraception has on marriages and on society as a whole. He calls contraception “a most potent destroyer of marital harmony,” urging couples to re-center their marriages upon Jesus Christ.

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