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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.