Archive of August 26, 2010

Chilean bishop urges national unity in helping poor

Aug 26, 2010 - 10:05 pm .- The president of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alejandro Goic, encouraged Chileans this week to seek the national unity that was achieved 25 years ago during the country's transition to democracy.

Catholic high school in Nebraska competes for needed funding

Aug 26, 2010 - 08:24 pm .- Hoping to win funding for a new and much needed kitchen, Pius X High School in Lincoln, Nebraska is competing in a department store's national contest for a $500,000 cash prize.

Iraqi archbishop warns minorities could be 'scapegoats' after US withdrawal

Aug 26, 2010 - 07:31 pm .- Civil war could be on the horizon in Iraq, according to a high-ranking Catholic prelate in the country. Minorities, including Christians, would suffer most if that were the case, Archbishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako told SIR news on Thursday.

Cardinal Sandoval prepared to respond to lawsuit by Mexico City mayor

Aug 26, 2010 - 05:53 pm .- The press office of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara released a statement today indicating that Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez “is prepared to respond” to the lawsuit filed against him by the mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard.

Cardinal Comastri recounts how Mother Teresa saved his priesthood

Aug 26, 2010 - 05:46 pm .- The Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica remembered at Mass on Thursday how a promise he made to Mother Teresa 40 years ago preserved his vocation. She taught him that without prayer, charity cannot exist.

New York’s Albanian Catholics to hold cathedral Mass for Mother Teresa’s birthday

Aug 26, 2010 - 02:58 pm .- Thousands of New Yorkers will gather for Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Thursday evening to pray and commemorate the life of Blessed Mother Teresa. The event is being organized by area Albanian Catholics who seek to continue her works of charity and faith.

Pro-life leader calls UN World Youth Congress in Mexico a 'farce'

Aug 26, 2010 - 02:10 pm .- A young pro-life leader from the International Youth Alliance has denounced the World Youth Conference  in Leon, Mexico as a “farce.” He explained that the United Nations-promoted event is working to impose an agenda on delegates that is contrary to life and the family.

Ambassador Doug Kmiec in good condition after serious car accident

Aug 26, 2010 - 12:05 pm .- The U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Douglas Kmiec, was reported to be in good condition after a one-car collision on Wednesday in Malibu, California which killed a religious sister and injured a priest.

Ruling against embryonic stem cell research grants wins praise

Aug 26, 2010 - 06:15 am .- Two ethicists have praised a court’s ruling that the Obama administration’s federal funding policy for human embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) is illegal, saying it upholds the ethical treatment of human beings. However, they warned that the ruling would prompt further political challenges to the funding restrictions.

Pope and Mother Mary Prema remember Mother Teresa on anniversary

Aug 26, 2010 - 05:25 am .- The “exemplary model” of Blessed Mother Teresa was highlighted in a letter from Pope Benedict XVI released for the 100th anniversary of her birth. An accompanying message from the current mother superior of the Missionaries of Charity reproposed Mother Teresa’s call to change the world through small acts performed with great love.

N. Carolina bishops urge opposition to abortion coverage in UNC student health plan

Aug 26, 2010 - 02:52 am .- A required University of North Carolina health plan’s coverage of abortion is “deeply disturbing,” two regional Catholic bishops have said. They called on the state’s Catholics and the university’s governing board to oppose the requirements, noting that abortion targets the lives of the weak and defenseless.

Harvard 2010 orator discusses her Dominican vocation

Aug 26, 2010 - 12:58 am .- A recent Harvard orator who intends to become a Dominican sister says that the Catholic Church has promoted the well-being of women throughout its existence. Discussing how she discerned her vocation, she reports that the elite campus has a “very active” Catholic presence.

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