Jul 14, 2010 - 09:50 pm .- An unprecedented 200,000 Argentineans from across the country gathered outside Argentina's capitol building last Friday to defend the family and traditional marriage. The protesters also expressed opposition to a measure that would legalized same-sex “marriage” and adoption.
Jul 14, 2010 - 08:26 pm .- The present and former Archbishops of New York have commented on the death of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, remembering his “generosity” and his help in securing Yankee Stadium for two papal Masses.
Jul 14, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Spanish soccer player Andres Iniesta, who scored the winning goal during the World Cup final in South Africa, has promised to walk the Way of St. James, which leads to Santiago de Compostela.
Jul 14, 2010 - 05:01 pm .- As the Holy Father's trip to Great Britain approaches, the details of his itinerary are still being hashed out. The Pope's master of liturgical celebrations, Msgr. Guido Marini, was in the United Kingdom last week to finalize certain liturgical aspects of the itinerary and finalize the content of the missal that will be used.
Jul 14, 2010 - 03:12 pm .- Under the title of "Credible witnesses in a society in crisis," the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published an interview with the president of the Italian Bishops Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, in which he tackled a number of current issues in the Church. In particular, he stressed the importance for European identity of being able to display the cross in public places.
Jul 14, 2010 - 02:04 pm .- AICA, a Catholic news source in Argentina, reported this week that Archbishop Carlos Jose Nanez of Cordoba has begun canonical proceedings against an Argentinean priest for refusing to retract the statements he publicly made supporting same-sex “marriage.”
Jul 14, 2010 - 01:01 pm .- Following the dismissal of a sexual abuse claim against a deceased priest in the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a statement saying he was “saddened” by the false allegations.
Jul 14, 2010 - 11:56 am .- In his Sunday homily, the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, encouraged the faithful to seek out moments of silence each day in order to hear the voice of God.
Jul 14, 2010 - 11:46 am .- The new Bishop of Taichow, Antonio Xu Jiwei, was consecrated last Saturday at the age of 75. With joint Church and State approval of his ordination, he fills an office that was vacant for nearly 50 years.
Jul 14, 2010 - 10:40 am .- Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizto Lwanga conveyed Pope Benedict's prayers as he sent his own condolences to the people of Uganda, in particular the victims' families, after bombings left 76 people dead as they watched the World Cup final last Sunday.
Jul 14, 2010 - 06:03 am .- Drawing on the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement in 1961, Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., is promoting an event called Pro-life Freedom Rides in Alabama and Georgia. The reason for the event, she explained to CNA, is that the focus of the new civil rights movement is the defenseless unborn child.
Jul 14, 2010 - 04:01 am .- Administrators at the University of Illinois are asking a faculty committee to review the case of a professor who was fired after a student complained that his explanation of the Catholic teaching on homosexuality was “hate speech.”
Jul 14, 2010 - 01:27 am .- World Youth Day Madrid 2011 registration is now available through the U.S. Catholic bishops’ World Youth Day website. The event will gather young people from around the world with Pope Benedict XVI to pray, learn, celebrate, and strengthen one another in faith.