Archive of July 28, 2010

Judge rules against Christian banned from Eastern Michigan counseling program

Jul 28, 2010 - 10:06 pm .- Attorneys of the Alliance Defence Fund (ADF) are preparing to appeal a federal judge's decision that a Christian student's beliefs about homosexuality were an acceptable grounds for her dismissal from a graduate program in counseling at Eastern Michigan University.

Cardinal Newman and Pope Benedict share fight against relativism, writes Vatican expert

Jul 28, 2010 - 07:54 pm .- Similarities between the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal John Henry Newman are detailed in Wednesday's edition of Il Foglio. According to the author, at least one major element unites their thought, their aversion to a relativistic society.

Peruvian archbishop addresses need for virtuous people to transform society

Jul 28, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura celebrated Mass on Sunday to mark the 189th anniversary of Peru’s independence. The prelate urged the faithful to overcome their selfishness and remarked that Peru needs “virtuous men and women” who “seek the truth, the good and live in love.”

New Academy for Life head blasts Spanish president for abortion law

Jul 28, 2010 - 04:39 pm .- The new Spanish law which could make abortions a "right" for young girls was deemed senseless by the new head of the Pontifical Academy for Life. The man leading the government that passed the law, President Zapatero, is "incapable of understanding what a right is," he said.

Ariz. Catholic bishops praise ruling against immigration law measures

Jul 28, 2010 - 02:28 pm .- After a federal judge blocked certain parts of the controversial Arizona immigration law – which is slated to go into effect tomorrow – the Catholic bishops of Arizona lauded the move, saying they “commend” the judge for prohibiting the “more problematic provisions” of the law.

Church in Latin America urges faithful to remember Haitian earthquake victims

Jul 28, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- Bishops in Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed solidarity with Archbishop Louis Kebreau, the president of the Haitian Bishops’ Conference, and have called for continued assistance to the country, which is still suffering from the January 12 earthquake.

Chilean bishop reaffirms Church’s commitment to defending human rights

Jul 28, 2010 - 11:56 am .- The president of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alejandro Goic, remarked this week that the Church will always defend human rights because part of her mission is the protection of human dignity.

Holy See and Russia establish full diplomatic ties

Jul 28, 2010 - 11:32 am .- Just under two weeks ago Russian officials accepted the credentials of Archbishop Antonio Mennini as the first papal nuncio to their country. The event ushers in a new era of full diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the Russian Federation.

Lord Patten: Papal visit to UK might surprise critics

Jul 28, 2010 - 06:39 am .- The importance of Great Britain's relationship with the Holy See could surprise critics during the papal visit there this fall. In spite of the complications in planning the joint state and pastoral visit, the U.K.'s special representative for the occasion is predicting it will be a "terrific success."

Susan B. Anthony List targets California’s pro-life Hispanics in Senate race

Jul 28, 2010 - 06:12 am .- The Susan B. Anthony List has launched a campaign effort to educate Hispanic voters about what it considers to be the pro-life qualifications of California U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.

Sainthood cause of ‘snowshoe priest’ heads to Vatican

Jul 28, 2010 - 03:27 am .- Following a four-month investigation, the Diocese of Marquette has closed its inquiry into an alleged miracle attributed to its first bishop, Servant of God Frederic Baraga, who is known as the “snowshoe priest.” The inquiry now proceeds to the Vatican for further consideration.

Canadian Anglican Catholic group votes to unite with Rome

Jul 28, 2010 - 01:10 am .- With “overwhelming support,” a recent meeting of leaders in the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) voted to unite with the Roman Catholic Church through the Apostolic Constitution created by Pope Benedict XVI.

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