Archive of August 11, 2010

Scottish archbishop hopes Pope will reinvigorate UK Catholics

Aug 11, 2010 - 09:47 pm .- Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow said the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom, will be “a moment of grace” that will “bolster” the faith of Catholics in the region.

Pope reportedly rejects resignations of two Irish bishops

Aug 11, 2010 - 08:29 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has reportedly rejected the resignations of two bishops in Ireland who submitted their letters of resignation last December following criticism in a government report of mishandling child abuse allegations.

Mexican Supreme Court declares same-sex 'marriages' valid for entire country

Aug 11, 2010 - 06:08 pm .- The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled that gay “marriages” that take place in Mexico City, must be recognized throughout the entire country. However, the decision does not require all 31 states modify their laws to allow the “marriages” to take place.

Benedict XVI remembers Taize community on bittersweet anniversary

Aug 11, 2010 - 04:20 pm .- Pope Benedict has joined himself in prayer with the Taize community as the anniversary of the death of their founder, Brother Roger, and the milestone of the community's 70th year, approach. The Pope called the founder "a pioneer" in building the unity of Christians.

Vatican website undergoing upgrade

Aug 11, 2010 - 01:53 pm .- The director of the Vatican’s website, Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz explained this week in an interview that the site is going through an extensive redesign to improve the Church's evangelization efforts.

Argentinean cardinal recalls that consecrated life bears witness to love of Christ

Aug 11, 2010 - 12:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, thanked the members of the consecrated life living in his archdiocese for their work and described them as “bridges to God” for all they meet.

Pope Benedict focuses on martyrs and Christian call to transform world

Aug 11, 2010 - 06:24 am .- Christians are asked to dedicate their lives to the Lord in the same way as the martyrs, taught Pope Benedict on Wednesday. While it may not be their vocation to literally give up their lives, he said, Christians are called to an always greater love of God and neighbor, "to transform our world."

Poll finds Catholic identity of young Latinos decreasing

Aug 11, 2010 - 06:07 am .- A recent poll found that, while the majority of Hispanics in the United States identify as Catholics and take morally conservative stances on controversial issues, a significant gap exists between the older and younger generations on the issues of religion and morality.

Philippines pro-life group argues that legalizing abortion does not save lives

Aug 11, 2010 - 03:04 am .- A push to legalize abortion in the Philippines is “unacceptable” because the country “should be saving lives, not taking them,” a pro-life group is charging. Instead of abortion, the group is advocating better education and government services to help stop “unwanted pregnancies.”

FOCUS reaching 50 schools with addition of eight new campus programs

Aug 11, 2010 - 01:03 am .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a college campus outreach program, recently added eight more universities to the number of campuses it serves. The organization now has affiliates at 50 campuses in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

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