Aug 10, 2010 - 10:03 pm .- Bishop Gaspar Quintana of Copiapo, Chile presided over a Mass in which he prayed for the timely rescue of the 33 workers trapped in a copper mine. The bishop also offered his spiritual support to the families clinging to the hope of finding their loved ones alive.
Aug 10, 2010 - 08:04 pm .- Responding to the recent call of Cardinal Justin Rigali to spread the message of the Theology of the Body – Pope John Paul II's teachings on human sexuality – noted author Dawn Eden has made a free copy of her master's thesis, including a new preface and supporting material, available exclusively on CNA.
Aug 10, 2010 - 06:36 pm .- Weighing in on what he called the “misguided” ruling by a federal judge who struck down California's Proposition 8 last week, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona declared on Tuesday evening, what “is at stake here is cultural sanity and viability.”
Aug 10, 2010 - 06:04 pm .- The communications office of the Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico recently released a statement pointing out that legalizing drugs will not solve the country’s problems. Instead, the archdiocese called for a “revolution of consciences” to combat Mexico’s violence and organized crime.
Aug 10, 2010 - 02:08 pm .- Mexican law experts spoke out this week against the ruling by the country’s Supreme Court which upheld the constitutionality of gay “marriage” in Mexico City. They rejected the court’s arguments saying the new law is unconstitutional because it contradicts the concept of marriage between a man and a woman established in the 1917 Constitution.
Aug 10, 2010 - 11:57 am .- At the conclusion of their 100th Plenary Assembly, the Bishops’ Conference of Costa Rica urged the faithful to defend marriage and the family. The prelates also rejected proposals to grant equal status to other kinds of unions.
Aug 10, 2010 - 11:03 am .- Following the decision of a group of plaintiffs in Kentucky to drop a lawsuit against the Holy See, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi praised the move, saying it was “good news” that the allegations were ultimately proven “unfounded.”
Aug 10, 2010 - 04:57 am .- The anti-Proposition 8 decision’s claim that religious opinions about the sinfulness of homosexuality harm homosexuals is “outrageous” and could endanger both the place of religion in public life and religious liberty itself, legal experts and Catholic leaders have warned.
Aug 10, 2010 - 03:06 am .- Mgr. Andrew Summersgill, coordinator of Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit to the United Kingdom, clarified on Sunday that pilgrims who will be attending any of the major open air events with the Holy Father will not be paying "a charge to go to Mass," but a contribution of solidarity to cover the cost for the transportation of pilgrims.
Aug 10, 2010 - 12:56 am .- Voting 257 to 158, a breakaway Polish Catholic church in Missouri rejected a reconciliation deal offered by Archbishop Robert Carlson as a way for the group to return into communion with the Archdiocese of St. Louis.