Archive of August 2, 2010

Colombian authorities sign accord to grant absolute protection to human life

Aug 2, 2010 - 10:11 pm .- During the 10th Meeting of Colombian Governors, 30 governors, Mayor Samuel Moreno of Bogota and other top administration officials, singed a public agreement to, among other things, defend the right to life of the country's unborn children.

Jerusalem Catholic Patriarch profoundly resents city's gay pride parade

Aug 2, 2010 - 08:41 pm .- A "gay pride" parade held in Jerusalem last week was met with "profound resentment" by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and opposition from other religious groups in the city. The Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal said that those who support the yearly event "care neither for the feelings of families, nor for the holiness of this City."

Venezuelan cardinal praised for civility before National Assembly

Aug 2, 2010 - 05:55 pm .- After Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez called Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas a "neanderthal" and said that the Pope is not the ambassador of Christ on earth, Cardinal Urosa spoke before the country's National Assembly in a civil and measured way, confounding some lawmakers who predicted he would use aggressive and arrogant language.

First of 53,000 altar servers arriving in Rome on pilgrimage

Aug 2, 2010 - 05:07 pm .- On Monday, St. Peter's Square and the streets of Rome were already teeming with youth from many places in Europe who have come to the Eternal City as part of an altar server pilgrimage. Organizers explained in a press conference that they have a record turnout, despite any problems in the European Church.

Mexican bishops express solidarity with Arizona immigrants

Aug 2, 2010 - 02:49 pm .- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico published a message of solidarity with those affected by Arizona’s new illegal immigration law.

Human trials for embryonic stem cell treatment a crime, says Bishop Sgreccia

Aug 2, 2010 - 12:54 pm .- Following Friday's news that a U.S. company has been given the go ahead to experiment with embryonic stem cells on human patients, a former head of the Pontifical Academy for Life told Vatican Radio that the trials are unacceptable. He said that regardless of whether the result of testing is positive or negative, "morally it remains a crime."

US priest appointed as secretary of Vatican council for religious

Aug 2, 2010 - 08:26 am .- Redemptorist Fr. Joseph William Tobin was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the new secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on Monday.

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