Archive of August 24, 2010

Mexican archdiocese praises respect for freedom of expression shown by Electoral institute

Aug 24, 2010 - 10:02 pm .- In a statement released Tuesday, the Archdiocese of Mexico City praised the country's Federal Electoral Institute for rejecting an injunction requested by the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD). The injunction would have prohibited the Catholic Church and her members from exercising legitimate freedom of expression, the archdiocese said.

Joblessness is a ‘pervasive failure’ of US economy, Catholic bishop says

Aug 24, 2010 - 08:21 pm .- In anticipation of Labor Day, Bishop William Murphy has lamented joblessness as a “pervasive” economic failure which deprives workers of a key source of self-support and fulfillment. He called for a new “social contract” to honor work, to provide more jobs, to strengthen families and to secure just wages for workers.

Mother of Cuban dissident thanks Church for stepping in to end government harassment

Aug 24, 2010 - 06:03 pm .- Last Sunday, Reina Luisa Tamayo, the mother of deceased political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, thanked the Church in Cuba for its efforts in ending the harassment she had been suffering at the hands of the country's government.

Church’s position on gay adoption remains firm, asserts archdiocese

Aug 24, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, clarified this week that recent statements by the archdiocese's assistant director for radio and television did not reveal conflict within the Church regarding homosexual adoption.

Bishops of Chile 'thank God' for keeping miners safe

Aug 24, 2010 - 11:49 am .- Last Sunday, the Chilean bishops' conference rejoiced upon hearing that the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed copper mine since August 5 are alive and in good spirits.

US celebrations to mark Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday

Aug 24, 2010 - 09:19 am .- Numerous celebrations across the globe will mark the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s birth on Aug. 26. Masses and memorial displays have been scheduled to honor the life of the servant to the poor of Calcutta.

Obama's change message contradicts his decisions, says Italian analyst

Aug 24, 2010 - 06:01 am .- Following controversial remarks that President Obama made about a planned mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York City,  noted Vatican analyst and author Sandro Magister explored the wider vision of the American president in relation to faith, calling the U.S leader a “contradiction.”

Sex-abuse lawsuits against Oakland diocese 'have no merit,' maintains spokesman

Aug 24, 2010 - 02:51 am .- Amid new reports of seven plaintiffs suing the Diocese of Oakland over alleged sex abuse decades ago by former priest Stephen Kiesle, diocesan spokesman Mike Brown says he believes the lawsuits have “no merit.”

Don Bosco relics to stop in San Francisco

Aug 24, 2010 - 12:59 am .- Relics of St. John Bosco will stop in San Francisco on Saturday, Sept. 11 as part of a worldwide tour commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the patron saint of youth and students.

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