Archive of September 4, 2010

Pro-Obama Catholic group plans to launch news business

Sep 4, 2010 - 06:12 pm .- Chris Korzen, Executive Director of Catholics United, told CNA in an e-mail last Friday that his group is getting ready to launch a news organization of its own.

Pope appoints new 'ambassador' to stricken Iraqi Catholics

Sep 4, 2010 - 03:30 pm .- Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Giorgio Lingua as the Holy See's representative to Iraq and Jordan on Saturday. The new apostolic nuncio will begin the position at a time in which the Iraqi Church struggles to find peace.

Parents told to ensure respect is the first rule for students’ online behavior

Sep 4, 2010 - 01:09 pm .- Many children and teenagers return to school this fall with thoughts of text messages, Facebook posts and Twitter alerts dancing in their heads. Those means of connecting in today’s world can trigger headaches or nightmares for parents, teachers and school administrators.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good closes offices, ceases 'most operations'

Sep 4, 2010 - 10:01 am .- A member of the advisory board for the group Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) confirmed to CNA on Friday that the organization had closed its offices, ceased the majority of its activities and that staff members had moved on to other jobs.

Reacting to court ruling on stem cells, Rep. DeGette pushes bill to fund embryo-destroying research

Sep 4, 2010 - 07:50 am .- Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) claims to have wide support for proposed legislation to permit government funding for embryo-killing research and expects to pass it this month. Pro-life advocates, the U.S. Catholic bishops and a majority of likely voters have opposed such funding.

Benedict XVI, like predecessors, to remember Pope Leo XIII with visit

Sep 4, 2010 - 05:18 am .- The Holy Father will be traveling to Pope Leo XIII's hometown to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth. It is not the first time a Pope has traveled to the small mountain town to remember Leo XIII and, particularly, his social teaching.

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