Archive of August 27, 2010

Religious leaders speak out for freedom of expression in Mexico

Aug 27, 2010 - 09:54 pm .- This week numerous religious denominations in Mexico banded together to publish the “Interdenominational Manifesto of Mexico,” reaffirming that no religious minister should be silenced under any circumstance.

Holy Father's summer school sessions begin

Aug 27, 2010 - 08:09 pm .- Former students of Pope Benedict have gathered in Castel Gandolfo for their annual summer seminar sometimes called the "Ratzinger Schulerkreis." According to L'Osservatore Romano, the theme of this year's encounter will focus on the Second Vatican Council.

Religious teachings can be 'decisive' in solving inter-religious conflict, stresses Cardinal Tauran

Aug 27, 2010 - 07:06 pm .- If religious leaders teach their adherents about other religions in an "objective way," they can have "a decisive impact" on the peaceful coexistence of religions, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran wrote to the world's Muslims on Friday as Ramadan came to a close.

Trapped miners to set up make-shift chapel to pray for rescue

Aug 27, 2010 - 05:47 pm .- The 33 miners trapped in the San Jose Mine in Atacama, Chile have requested that statues and religious pictures be sent down to them as they wait to be rescued, reports CNN.

Chilean bishop urges 'educated laity' to remain present in secular sphere

Aug 27, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- The president of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alejandro Goic, called on the laity this week to remain engaged in the dialogue between faith and culture.

Chilean miner promises to marry in the Church after rescue

Aug 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm .- One of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose Mine in Atacama, Chile has promised his family that once rescued, he and his wife will officially marry in the Catholic Church.

National Organization for Marriage reflects on summer tour, announces organizing initiative

Aug 27, 2010 - 09:22 am .- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has produced a video recapping its eventful Summer for Marriage tour and has announced the creation of an initiative to organize two million Americans to defend marriage from political redefinition.

Alaska parental notification initiative passes with ‘crucial’ Catholic support

Aug 27, 2010 - 06:01 am .- Catholic support was critical to the passage of an Alaska ballot initiative requiring parents to be notified before their minor daughter has an abortion.

Mother Teresa never celebrated birthday, but 100 years were marked for God's glory

Aug 27, 2010 - 04:55 am .- The day of her baptism was actually more important to Mother Teresa than her birthday. Although she may not have celebrated her 100th birthday herself, August 26 was marked by her order in Rome, and many other places, “to give honor and glory to God.”

Catholic bishops defend hiring rights of religious organizations

Aug 27, 2010 - 03:04 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops added its support on Wednesday to an initiative that seeks to protect religious organizations' right to hire and maintain employees on the basis of their faith.

Young people finding creative ways to raise money for WYD Madrid

Aug 27, 2010 - 12:50 am .- With World Youth Day Madrid less than a year away, young people from various countries in Latin America are coming up with creative ways to raise the money needed to attend the event.

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