Archive of August 3, 2010

Mexican archdiocese expresses disappointment in country's electoral laws

Aug 3, 2010 - 10:09 pm .- An editorial published by the Archdiocese of Mexico City’s news service (SIAME) expressed disappointment over the sanctions imposed against the governor-elect of Sinaloa. The recently elected official invoked the name of God in a public ceremony during his campaign.

Bishop Loverde expresses great sadness at death of Benedictine sister in car accident

Aug 3, 2010 - 07:46 pm .- Bishop of Arlington Paul Loverde has expressed his “unimaginable sadness” at a car accident which killed one Benedictine sister and severely injured two others.

Archbishop calls for reconciliation following murder of elderly Mexican priest

Aug 3, 2010 - 05:57 pm .- Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca issued a statement this week condemning  the murder of Father Salvador Carlos and calling for reconciliation in Mexico.

Pope to Knights: Best response to attacks against the Church is greater fidelity

Aug 3, 2010 - 03:06 pm .- In an emotional letter sent by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI to the Knights of Columbus, the Pontiff said that the best response to the attacks against the Church is a greater fidelity.

Holy Father sends special message to Haitian people

Aug 3, 2010 - 02:50 pm .- The beleaguered Haitian people received some good news on July 23 when a $250,000 donation to rebuild a school and a special message from Pope Benedict XVI arrived.

Chilean cardinal laments legalization of same-sex "marriage" in Argentina

Aug 3, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- After celebrating Mass on the campus of San Joaquin Catholic University last week, the Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, addressed the recent legalization of same-sex “marriage” in Argentina.

Archbishop reiterates need for dialogue in Colombia

Aug 3, 2010 - 11:50 am .- Newly appointed Coadjutor Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve of Cali, Colombia responded to a proposal by the leader of FARC, Alonso Cano, to begin talks with the government. The prelate said that if the rebel group desires to make a proposal for peace, the door will always be open.

Archbishop Wuerl urges Knights of Columbus: 'Be not afraid' to promote New Evangelization

Aug 3, 2010 - 11:00 am .- Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington D.C., encouraged the Knights of Columbus to promote the New Evangelization “in the midst of this much secularized world” as he delivered the homily today for the opening Mass of the 128th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Texas priest reminds Catholics of ‘absolute duty’ to oppose abortion, homosexual unions

Aug 3, 2010 - 06:01 am .- Warning of the possibility of a corrupt democracy, Texas priest Fr. Michael Rodriguez has written that Catholics have the “absolute duty” to oppose abortion and all government attempts to legalize same-sex unions.

On anniversary of anti-Christian attacks, thousands march in Pakistan

Aug 3, 2010 - 02:56 am .- Over 2,000 people took part in a march in Pakistan to mark the first anniversary of some of the country’s worst anti-Christian violence. A leading police official admitted to marchers that security forces had failed to protect Christians, while some prominent Muslim leaders said they deplored the violence.

Anglo-Catholic bishops try to rally supporters but foresee conversions to Rome

Aug 3, 2010 - 12:20 am .- Fifteen Anglican bishops have acknowledged that many Anglicans will convert to Roman Catholicism because of current proposals to ordain women as bishops. Granting that the Anglo-Catholic tradition will not have room to grow under the proposals, they nonetheless urged “traditionalist” priests and deacons to continue their opposition.

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