Archive of July 17, 2010

Holy Father appoints new South Korean military ordinary

Jul 17, 2010 - 10:20 pm .- The bishop-elect brings extensive experience to the role. He has been serving as vicar in the Franciscan house of formation in Seoul, South Korea, where he is also the spiritual assistant and guardian of the O.F.M. community.

Purification of Church from 'serious sins' a long process, says Fr. Lombardi

Jul 17, 2010 - 10:11 pm .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said Saturday that the new norms on sexual abuse are an "important step," but, he warned, law "is not everything" in the battle against serious sins. He observed that the Church's path to a "purer and more evangelical witness" will not be short.

Bishop Gassis working for peace in Sudan as crucial vote nears

Jul 17, 2010 - 06:21 pm .- As the war-torn country of Sudan moves past its recent elections and towards a crucial vote that will decide if the south splits from the northern region, Bishop Macram Gassis is continuing his tireless efforts to promote peace.

US gives $23 million to push new Kenyan constitution, charges Rep. Smith

Jul 17, 2010 - 04:36 pm .- Despite the U.S. Embassy to Kenya’s claim that the U.S. government is neutral in the Kenyan constitutional referendum, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) charged that the Obama administration has given over $23 million to push the new legislation. The proposed constitution has faced criticism for creating an opening to legalize abortion and for recognizing Muslim courts.

Catholic couple takes faith on the road

Jul 17, 2010 - 01:15 pm .- Paul and Ann Coakley wanted to start their life together with as little debt as possible, so Paul took a job with a trucking company shortly before their wedding. They decided that it would be a great way to pay off their student loans, spend time together and see the country. Being on the road has been a great blessing to the Coakleys.

Nuncio to Iraq named Holy See's UN observer

Jul 17, 2010 - 10:26 am .- Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt was appointed as the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations on Saturday. He comes into the role from years of diplomatic corps experience, including his most recent post as Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan.

Additional Notre Dame official to be questioned about selective treatment of ND 88

Jul 17, 2010 - 09:51 am .- In the ongoing court hearings for the protesters arrested during demonstrations against President Obama’s appearance at the University of Notre Dame, a deposition of a university official will further investigate claims of selective treatment of protesters.

University of Illinois students express support for fired professor

Jul 17, 2010 - 06:52 am .- Since the news of Dr. Kenneth Howell’s dismissal from the University of Illinois became public, students have been voicing their support for the professor and making efforts to bring him back to the university in the fall.

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