Archive of August 23, 2010

Terminally ill Colombian bishop discusses science, faith and hope

Aug 23, 2010 - 09:55 pm .- An editorial published last week by the newspaper La Verdad gave readers a close-up of Colombian Bishop Jaime Prieto Amaya's health. The prelate was diagnosed with terminal cancer in July. 

Benedict XVI: He who finds God, finds everything

Aug 23, 2010 - 08:06 pm .- Reflecting on where man's true satisfaction and fulfillment lies, Pope Benedict wrote last week to attendees at the Rimini Meeting in Italy. The "great things" for which man strives, the Holy Father said, can be found in God through prayer.

Pro-life groups laud decision to block embryonic stem cell research

Aug 23, 2010 - 06:19 pm .- Pro-life groups lauded the decision of a federal court ruling on Monday which prevents the Obama administration from carrying out its embryonic stem cell research policy. One legal fund reacted by saying, the “American people should not be forced to pay for experiments – prohibited by federal law – that destroy human life.”

Cardinal Rivera encourages pastoral work, guided by peace

Aug 23, 2010 - 06:06 pm .- During a Mass celebrating 25 years as a bishop and 15 as head of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said that the Lord’s call to carry out pastoral work is always guided by peace and love, rejecting violence and all forms of dominance and imposition.

Mother Teresa left no future plans for her order, recalls Mother Mary Prema

Aug 23, 2010 - 05:05 pm .- The Missionaries of Charity, the religious order founded by Blessed Mother Teresa, has no set plan for the future, revealed the current Mother Superior. In an interview released on Monday by Fides news agency, she said that Mother Teresa left them only with her constant advice: to become ever more holy.

Brazilian bishops express hope that presidential debate will inform citizens

Aug 23, 2010 - 01:57 pm .- The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Brazil expressed its desire last week that the presidential debate set for today will inform the public, allowing citizens to vote responsibly.

Pope's second book on Jesus of Nazareth projected for Lent 2011 release

Aug 23, 2010 - 01:01 pm .- Vatican publishing house director Msgr. Giuseppe Costa announced to Vatican Radio that they are aiming to release the second volume of Jesus of Nazareth in March 2011. The book, written by the Pope on the Paschal mystery, would therefore arrive in time for Lent.

Church in Cuba responds to open letter from dissidents

Aug 23, 2010 - 10:11 am .- The Archdiocese of Havana issued a press release on August 20 in response to an open letter recently sent to Pope Benedict XVI by a group of Cuban dissidents. The archdiocese said its statement was in response to the uproar among Catholics concerning the letter, “which contains offensive content toward the Church in Cuba.”

After immigrant expulsions in France, Pope calls for education in brotherhood

Aug 23, 2010 - 04:57 am .- Following Sunday's Angelus prayer, Pope Benedict XVI invited parents to educate their children in "universal fraternity." The call came just days after President Nicolas Sarkozy gave the go-ahead for the expulsion of certain illegal immigrants from France.

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