Archive of August 25, 2010

Catholic researcher clarifies facts surrounding life of Galileo

Aug 25, 2010 - 10:06 pm .- In an interview this week with the Peruvian daily El Comercio, physics expert Fr. Manuel Carreira clarified numerous and often misunderstood details about the life of Galileo, also touching on the relationship between faith and science.

Pope's cobbler uses shoes to improve Christian unity

Aug 25, 2010 - 08:21 pm .- The Pope's cobbler delivered him two new pairs of shoes in person on Wednesday, one white and one in the traditional red. Making a personal effort to improve Christian unity, the shoemaker also sent a pair to the Russian Orthodox Patriarch in the mail.

Evangelicals in Mexico defend life and family

Aug 25, 2010 - 06:11 pm .- In a letter sent to the spokesman of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, evangelical leaders of the World Network of Family Ministries offered their unconditional support for the defense of life and the family founded upon marriage between one man and one woman.

Archbishop Dolan and Gov. Paterson have 'productive conversation' about NYC mosque

Aug 25, 2010 - 05:28 pm .- Days after Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York offered to moderate discussions in the heated debate over a planned mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, Gov. David Paterson met with the prelate on Tuesday for a “productive conversation,” according to a spokesman for the governor.

Susan Boyle's chance to sing for Benedict XVI is 'greatest dream come true'

Aug 25, 2010 - 04:06 pm .- Susan Boyle said in an interview on Wednesday that she is "honored and humbled" for the invitation to sing for the Pope in her homeland of Scotland next month. The performances she will make during the Pope's visit are "her greatest dream come true."

Catholic council encourages boycott over same-sex 'marriages' in Mexico

Aug 25, 2010 - 01:48 pm .- The Council of Catholic Analysts of Mexico issued a statement yesterday rejecting same-sex “marriage” and the ruling by the Supreme Court allowing gay couples to adopt children in Mexico City.  The council also demanded that civil registration officials who oppose the “marriages” be allowed to exercise conscientious objection.

Salesians in Pakistan assisting 150,000 impacted by flooding

Aug 25, 2010 - 12:16 pm .- The press office for the Salesians reported this week that the congregation is helping more than 150,000 people in Pakistan affected by the severe flooding that has already taken the lives of 1,500. An additional 20 million Pakistanis are suffering from shortages of drinking water and food.

Pope expresses support for victims of 'hate and instability' in Somalia

Aug 25, 2010 - 10:58 am .- The Holy Father expressed his closeness to those in Somalia suffering from attacks by the militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab in the country's capital. Three days of fighting between government forces and the al-Qaeda inspired insurgents have left many dead and injured.

Pope exhorts world to follow St. Augustine in not fearing the Truth

Aug 25, 2010 - 06:10 am .- Addressing all people on their "walk" on Earth, the Holy Father called on Wednesday for a continued search for the "profound truth,"after the example of St. Augustine. Referring to the example of this Church Father, he said that no one should be afraid to encounter the Truth, which could "find us, get hold of us and change our lives."

Archbishop Chaput calls for resistance to intolerance of Christianity

Aug 25, 2010 - 05:48 am .- Addressing the first session of the 15th symposium for the Canon Law Association of Slovakia on Tuesday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver called for Catholics in America and Europe to oppose the rise of a “state-encouraged atheism” which reduces religion to “an individual lifestyle accessory” incapable of influencing the world. The archbishop exhorted Christians to respond to these trends by rediscovering their historic faith as the only sound basis for a just society.

Catholic prelates in N. Ireland react to report on priest linked to 1970s IRA bombing

Aug 25, 2010 - 03:07 am .- Two bishops responded Tuesday to claims that a Catholic priest was never questioned for his suspected role in a Northern Ireland bombing during the 1970s. The prelates remarked that the suspicions are “shocking” and commented that the case should have been properly investigated during the priest’s lifetime.

New Orleans archbishop launches video blog to reach Louisiana Catholics

Aug 25, 2010 - 01:07 am .- Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond has launched a video blog to deliver weekly messages to area Catholics. His first message reflects on his hopes for the future and what he has learned in his first year an archbishop. His next video will mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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