Archive of July 12, 2010

Bishops of Mexico call on newly elected officials to work for peace

Jul 12, 2010 - 10:20 pm .- The secretary general’s office of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico has called on the country’s newly elected officials to not to rest “until justice, peace, equity and fulfillment of life for all Mexicans is an indisputable and palpable fact.”

Legal fund calls on University of Illinois to reinstate Catholic professor

Jul 12, 2010 - 06:53 pm .- In a letter sent Monday to the University of Illinois, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) called for the immediate reinstatement of Dr. Kenneth Howell, a professor who was fired for explaining in a class on Catholicism that the Church teaches homosexual behavior violates natural law. If the university does not reply to the letter by July 16, the legal fund said it will advise the professor to file a lawsuit.

First Christian radio station to act as 'bridge' for Holy Land

Jul 12, 2010 - 05:07 pm .- Last week, Vatican Radio announced that the first Christian radio station in the Holy Land would be on air by Christmas. The local priest spearheading its creation told them that the station's aim is to be "a voice of peace, of hope, of dialogue and reconciliation" in the region.

World Cup built African unity and self-confidence, says Cardinal Napier

Jul 12, 2010 - 03:58 pm .- Interviewed by Vatican Radio on the significance of World Cup, Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa said that the event has served greatly to build a sense of unity both within Africa and the world community. He said that the legacy of the tournament will be that it has given the people of the continent the vision that they can do things for themselves.

First 11 freed Cuban prisoners to arrive in Spain on Tuesday

Jul 12, 2010 - 02:42 pm .- Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Angel Moratinos,  who was in Cuba in recent days, said Monday that the first 11 political prisoners to be freed will arrive in Spain on July 13 on two separate flights.

As Cuba frees political prisoners, Fr. Lombardi confirms Vatican support

Jul 12, 2010 - 12:27 pm .- Holy See spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi reflected on the recent "good news" from Cuba during this week's "Octava dies" editorial on Vatican Television. He confirmed the Holy See's support for the Cuban Church and spoke of the "important progress" that has been made towards John Paul II's vision of open relations between the Caribbean nation and the world.

Papal delegate invites Legion of Christ to be encouraged and trust in God

Jul 12, 2010 - 10:08 am .- In an emotional homily given Saturday in the chapel of the Center of Studies for the Legion of Christ in Rome, recently named Pontifical Delegate Archbishop Velasio De Paolis called on the Legionaries to be encouraged on their new path and to trust in the grace of God for the future.

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