Archive of August 30, 2010

Abortion is murder, not 'termination of pregnancy,' maintains archbishop

Aug 30, 2010 - 09:57 pm .- In a recent message, Bishop Jorge Luis Lona from San Luis in Argentina criticized the country's officials for promoting abortion by describing the procedure as a “termination of pregnancy.”

Archbishop Marchetto decries French crackdown on Gypsies

Aug 30, 2010 - 08:54 pm .- In reference to France's recent expulsion of immigrants living in the country, Archbishop Agostino Marchetto emphasized God's desire for “decent” lives and the “common good” of all peoples.

Priest killed near soup kitchen in Peruvian capital

Aug 30, 2010 - 08:13 pm .- An elderly Franciscan priest and his assistant were killed in a convent in Lima, Peru. Authorities suspect criminals who frequented his soup kitchen at a nearby church.

Bishop predicts World Youth Day's positive impact on Madrid

Aug 30, 2010 - 05:50 pm .- The general coordinator of World Youth Day, Bishop Cesar Franco, said last week that the presence of thousands of young people on pilgrimage toward God, will have a great impact on Madrid.

Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch promote protecting environment

Aug 30, 2010 - 04:09 pm .- On Sunday, the Holy Father prayed for God's assistance in protecting the earth for future generations. Both he and Patriarch Bartholomew I have made statements concerning the environment as the "Day for the Protection of the Environment" approaches.

'No better mediator' than the Catholic Church in Cuba, assert dissidents

Aug 30, 2010 - 02:06 pm .- Distancing herself from the recent criticism of the Church in Cuba and its role in the release of political prisoners, Laura Pollan, spokeswoman for the Women in White, stated that “In Cuba there is no better mediator” than the Catholic Church, because it is an institution without a political agenda.

Poll shows Scots ready to welcome Pope Benedict

Aug 30, 2010 - 12:33 pm .- Based on the results of a recent survey and the disappearance of protest plans in Scotland, the spokesman for the Scottish Bishops' Conference (SCMO) has declared that the Pope's visit has the support of the people. Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien said that this result confirms the good nature of the people of his country.

Cardinal Rivera: Massacre points to social disorder and loss of values in Mexico

Aug 30, 2010 - 11:57 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, expressed profound sadness last week over the murder of 72 immigrants in the state of Tamaulipas. He called the incident “more evidence of the social disorder and loss of values” dominating “some areas of the country.”

Future Pope Pius XII's diligence shown in notes from Vatican Secret Archives

Aug 30, 2010 - 04:57 am .- While recently released documentation written by Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli in the 1930's does little to dispel the "black legend" of Pope Pius XII, it does provide insight into his character. During the 10 years he served as secretary of state to Pope Pius XI, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pius XII, took detailed notes of the Pontiff's every audience.

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