Archive of September 9, 2010

Feminist groups convince Mexican officials to reduce punishment for infanticide

Sep 9, 2010 - 09:53 pm .- Feminist groups and leaders have pressured officials in the Mexican state of Guanajuato to drastically reduce the punishment for infanticide.

Pastor won't burn Quran, but deal on NY mosque denied

Sep 9, 2010 - 07:15 pm .- A pastor in Florida who incited the criticism of political and religious leaders for planning to burn a copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks announced on Thursday afternoon that he is canceling the event.

WYD cross teaches young people that Christ takes on all suffering, explains prelate

Sep 9, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- Archbishop Jesus Sanz Montes of Oviedo in Spain has invited young people to embrace the meaning of the World Youth Day Cross, which is a sign that Christ “assumes every kind of suffering and challenge.”

US Catholic bishops denounce 'outright bigotry' against Muslims

Sep 9, 2010 - 05:54 pm .- Several U.S. bishops attended an interfaith dialogue earlier this week in Washington D.C. and voiced their opposition to recent events in the country that have displayed anti-Muslim sentiments.

Catholic Vote gears up for mid-term November elections

Sep 9, 2010 - 05:25 pm .- Preparing for the upcoming mid-term elections in November, Catholic Vote has announced the launch of a new website design as well as the reorganization of group's specific outreaches.

Vatican Library prepares to reopen after three years of restoration

Sep 9, 2010 - 03:49 pm .- The Vatican Apostolic Library will be reopened again this month after three years of reconstruction. As its director explained to Vatican Radio, it aims to be a cultural aid, to offer a glimpse of the "great truth of the world of God."

Custom Scottish plaid created to celebrate papal visit

Sep 9, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- A traditional plaid Scottish design, or tartan, has been created to commemorate the Pope's visit to Great Britain this month. The North Carolina creator of the design said the interlocking pattern of stripes tells the story of the Catholic Church in Scotland while interweaving elements of next week's trip.

Community to make 'act of reparation' for sacrilege against Eucharist

Sep 9, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- The Catholic community in the Spanish town of Rotova will hold an act of reparation this Friday for a sacrilege committed against the Eucharist during Mass last weekend.

Dissident group marks 22 years of working for peace in Cuba

Sep 9, 2010 - 11:51 am .- This week, the coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, renewed the commitment of his organization to bringing about a peaceful transition to democracy in Cuba.

Universal recognition of human rights 'imperative' for future of Europe, Benedict XVI states

Sep 9, 2010 - 06:32 am .- Dignity is not just a right for a select few human beings, stressed the Pope to European political leaders. Highlighting the need for the recognition of values, rights and duties of all people as Europe faces the future, he posed Christian principles as a solid foundation for action.

Evidence challenging Darwin 'could be valid,' explains Catholic scholar

Sep 9, 2010 - 05:49 am .- Commenting on recent evidence that Darwin's theories on competition driving the survival of species may be wrong, one Catholic expert explained that the new information “could be valid.” In an interview with CNA, Jesuit priest and scholar Fr. Robert Spitzer, also weighed in on the subject of evolution and its compatibility with Catholic theology.

Vatican analyst: Catholic use of contraception linked to silence of clergy

Sep 9, 2010 - 02:58 am .- Vatican analyst Sandro Magister highlighted a recent book that shows a link between the widespread usage of contraception among Catholics in the early 20th century and the silence of clergy in presenting Church teachings on the subject.

40 Days for Life launching London campaign

Sep 9, 2010 - 12:22 am .- The American pro-life group 40 Days for Life is branching out across the Atlantic and beginning its first campaign in London, England on September 22, in conjunction with the launch of the U.S. fall campaign.

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