Archive of September 11, 2010

Vatican spokesman: Newman beatification to reveal papal visit’s full meaning

Sep 11, 2010 - 08:31 pm .- Cardinal Newman's beatification will convey the full meaning of Pope Benedict XVI's message for the papal visit to the UK, the Holy See's spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said. He added that Newman personified the “profound synthesis of the Christian faith and the British spirit.”

Catholic bishop in Pakistan relieved by reported cancelation of Quran burning

Sep 11, 2010 - 05:42 pm .- Christians in Pakistan were relieved to hear that a Florida pastor has canceled his plans to burn a Quran. Such an incident could have major consequences for Christians in the predominantly Muslim country, a Catholic bishop has explained.

Pope calls new bishops to a 'service of love' in imitation of Christ

Sep 11, 2010 - 03:49 pm .- Addressing a gathering of new bishops on Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI said the life of the bishop should be “a service of love” and a “continual oblation to God.” He told the prelates to imitate Christ in poverty and humility and to find strength and wisdom in the Holy Spirit.

Bishop welcomes people of all abilities at ‘Catholics Can’ Mass

Sep 11, 2010 - 01:17 pm .- People of all abilities attended the “Catholics Can” Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeline Sept. 4. Wheelchairs lined both sides of the center aisle of the cathedral for the Mass sponsored by the commission for People with Disabilities.

Ahead of papal visit, Newman beatification spokesman weighs BBC programming

Sep 11, 2010 - 12:22 pm .- Giving mixed reviews to BBC programs airing before the papal visit, the spokesman for Cardinal Newman’s beatification has said that the broadcaster is showing several viewpoints. One upcoming program on Pope Benedict will show “very poor journalism,” while another will be better crafted.

Pope, bishops, ask governor to halt execution of Kentucky inmate

Sep 11, 2010 - 07:40 am .- The Holy Father along with four local bishops asked the state of Kentucky to reconsider the planned execution of an inmate, given evidence that the condemned man may be mentally disabled.

Religious community leaves Ave Maria University after immoral conduct allegation

Sep 11, 2010 - 07:39 am .- The Home of the Mother religious community has left the campus of Ave Maria University following an allegation that a sister who supervised religious discernment was responsible for “immoral conduct.”

Cardinal Foley: Peace deal would especially benefit Christians in Middle East

Sep 11, 2010 - 05:04 am .- The establishment of "just and lasting peace" between Israel and Palestine would probably mean more to Christians in the Middle East than to "most," said the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. In a letter to members of the order, Cardinal John Foley asked for prayers for the success of the negotiations.

Papal visit to UK will affirm bonds with Anglicans, Vatican official says

Sep 11, 2010 - 12:32 am .- In advance of Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the U.K., the head of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity has acknowledged “difficulties” in Catholic-Anglican relations. However, he said the papal visit will “strongly affirm the close bonds” between the two church bodies. He pointed to Cardinal Newman as a guide.

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