Archive of September 8, 2010

Bishop speaks out for Colombians impacted by violence

Sep 8, 2010 - 10:01 pm .- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba, praised the government’s openness to dialogue and spoke of the importance of assisting the millions of Colombians displaced by violence.

Archdiocese of Denver's young adult director offers tips for surviving the college 'jungle'

Sep 8, 2010 - 08:09 pm .- Christopher Stefanick, the Archdiocese of Denver's director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry, has recorded a new video for Catholic News Agency, discussing the dangers that incoming college students will face as the school year begins.

Christopher West ends sabbatical, says he will respond to critics

Sep 8, 2010 - 07:03 pm .- Author and speaker Christopher West has ended his six-month sabbatical, saying he has come to see “a need for greater balance in my life.” He reported that he will address critics of his interpretation of John Paul II’s theology of the body, adding that some have been helpful while others continue to “misunderstand or misrepresent” his work.

Benedict XVI to highlight liturgical beauty of Holy Family Church in Barcelona

Sep 8, 2010 - 06:08 pm .- The Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, underscored the historical importance of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to the city, noting that the Holy Father values the Church of the Holy Family because it “corresponds to what a church should be theologically and liturgically.”

Pope 'very much' looks forward to UK trip next week

Sep 8, 2010 - 04:15 pm .- At today's general audience in Vatican City, Pope Benedict commented on his Sept. 16-19 visit to the United Kingdom, emphasizing his anticipation of the event and expressing his gratitude for the effort that has gone into the preparations.

Christian leaders in Asia concerned Quran burning will affect Christian minorities

Sep 8, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- Christian leaders in Asia are criticizing plans by a Florida pastor to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, saying Muslim radicals will use the incident as motivation for attacking Christian minorities in the region.

Priest warns of confusion between secularism and anti-clericalism

Sep 8, 2010 - 12:05 pm .- The newspaper for the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, El Semanario, warned this week that overcoming the confusion between anti-clericalism and secularism is a goal that is still decades away from being achieved in Mexico.

Holy Father highlights 'special contribution' women make to theology

Sep 8, 2010 - 10:57 am .- Continuing his focus on the contribution of women to the Church, Pope Benedict XVI turned a second time to the medieval nun St. Hildegard of Bingen, whose life demonstrates that “women make a special contribution to theology.”

Vatican council calls planned Koran burning ceremony 'outrageous'

Sep 8, 2010 - 10:29 am .- Although the charismatic Christian church planning a Koran burning on Sept. 11 only has around 50 members, the spectre of the impact on Muslim relations led the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to issue a statement today expressing its “great concern” over the plan and stating that “deplorable acts of violence … cannot be counteracted” by burning another religion's sacred book.

Cardinal McCarrick, Catholic League president condemn planned Quran burning

Sep 8, 2010 - 05:47 am .- The retired Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick, and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights' president Bill Donohue, have added their voices in opposition to a Florida pastor's plan to burn the Quran publicly on September 11, 2010. Both men agree that such actions misrepresent America and present a false image of Christianity.

Abortion chain comes under investigation after teen critically injured

Sep 8, 2010 - 02:42 am .- A four-state abortion business is under investigation after an abortionist allegedly critically injured a woman during an abortion and used a private car rather than an ambulance to take her to a hospital. The business has a habit of moving late-term patients across state lines. Police also removed 35 late-term fetuses or their parts from one facility.

Wisconsin bishops publish letter to guide Catholics in upcoming elections

Sep 8, 2010 - 12:39 am .- In advance of the 2010 elections, the five Catholic bishops of Wisconsin have written a letter to provide Catholics a “framework” of Catholic social teaching to help them form their consciences in evaluating candidates and public policies. The letter called the right to life the “most essential” right.

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