Archive of August 31, 2010

Peruvian cardinal thanks canonists for hard work and commitment to faith

Aug 31, 2010 - 09:51 pm .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, encouraged members of the Peruvian Association of Canonists in their work despite pressure from secular groups.

Holy Father closes 'summer school' urging gratitude for God's forgiveness

Aug 31, 2010 - 07:06 pm .- At the closing of a summer seminar for his former students, the Holy Father urged gratitude for the Eucharist, remarking that the Sacrament shows how “God's style” is different than man's, given the human tendency to give “only to those who will give us something back.”

Family group accuses Spain of promoting promiscuity through student health booklet

Aug 31, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- The president of the Spanish Forum on the Family, Benigno Blanco, has accused the government of “encouraging promiscuity” among students through a booklet titled “Staying Healthy in School.” The booklet was recently published by the Ministry of Education and Health and includes a chapter on sexual education.

Commemorative stamps celebrate Pope's UK visit and Newman beatification

Aug 31, 2010 - 03:22 pm .- The post office of the Isle of Man, a small independently-governed island near the U.K., issued a set of  commemorative stamps this month honoring Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, along with Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope will officially beatify the English cardinal at the end of his visit to England and Scotland from September 16 to 19.

Bishops propose reconciliation as key to celebrating Mexico’s bicentennial

Aug 31, 2010 - 02:15 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico has released a pastoral letter for the country’s bicentennial celebrations in which they call on the nation to maintain its Catholic roots and seek reconciliation as the key to confronting social problems.

Knights of Columbus support Mexican bishops' freedom of expression

Aug 31, 2010 - 11:57 am .- The Knights of Columbus in Mexico have expressed their solidarity with the country’s bishops for their courageous, firm and respectful opposition to the Mexican Supreme Court’s recent rulings on abortion, same-sex “marriage” and adoption by gay couples

Holy Father expected to address recent Church controversies in upcoming book

Aug 31, 2010 - 10:10 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi announced on Tuesday that a German journalist has been given permission to publish a series of his conversations with the Holy Father. In the book, to be released by the end of the year, it is expected that the Pope will share his side of the story on the subjects of sex abuse, AIDS in Africa and the lifting of the excommunication of the Society of St. Pius X bishops.

‘We will bury Katrina,’ New Orleans archbishop declares on fifth anniversary

Aug 31, 2010 - 06:07 am .- Five years after the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond remembered the dead and thanked those who have helped recovery work. He noted that the symbolic funeral residents held for Katrina shows that it is time “to let her go.”

Cardinal Danneels denies cover-up charges, says he was unprepared for meeting

Aug 31, 2010 - 03:43 am .- Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Belgium has denied he intended to cover up a bishop’s sexual abuse and said he was “unprepared” for his meeting with a victim who secretly taped their conversation. His spokesman acknowledged the transcripts of the meeting but claimed they do not show enough nuance.

Guam archbishop urges faithful to vote with Catholic conscience

Aug 31, 2010 - 02:56 am .- Writing to Catholics before Guam's upcoming primary elections, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stressed to the country's faithful that “a well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program or an individual law that contradicts the fundamental contents of faith and morals.”

UK bishops describe heartfelt experiences of God

Aug 31, 2010 - 12:56 am .- In anticipation of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to England and Scotland from September 16 to 19, several of the United Kingdom's Catholic bishops have produced videos to recount their most profound experiences of the presence of God. 

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