Archive of September 13, 2010

Vatican prelate remembers holiness of Blessed Leopold

Sep 13, 2010 - 09:53 pm .- The prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Archbishop Angelo Amato, presided Sunday at the beatification of Spanish Capuchin Friar Leopold de Alpandeire, whose life Pope Benedict XVI called “a song of humility and trust in God.”

Sex abuse report a major step, Belgian archbishop says while announcing Church response

Sep 13, 2010 - 09:22 pm .- Following the release of a “painful” report about sexual abuse, the Catholic Church in Belgium has announced a five-point plan to help respond to allegations. Church leaders have pledged to help more victims and priests to come forward, to collaborate more with law enforcement, to enforce canon law, and to include victims in planning future reforms.

John Paul II sports foundation to be launched during Pope’s UK trip

Sep 13, 2010 - 08:02 pm .- During the papal trip to the U.K. this week, Pope Benedict XVI will launch a sports foundation in honor of the late John Paul II.

Blind Paralympic champion prays for protection of human life

Sep 13, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- During the festivities honoring the patron saint of Salamanca in Spain, triple Paralympic gold medalist Enrique Sanchez-Guijo asked for the intercession of the Blessed Mother for “the protection of the right to life, inherent in every human being, from beginning to end.”

USCCB to release new book on Pope Benedict

Sep 13, 2010 - 02:34 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that they are releasing a new book on the Holy Father, intended to be “an unprecedented look into the first five years of Benedict's reign.”

‘Unwanted child’ strategy used to promote abortion in Colombia

Sep 13, 2010 - 02:10 pm .- The foundation Vida en Misericorida in Colombia has criticized feminist Florence Thomas for justifying abortion in order to prevent “unwanted children.” The organization explained that using the term is a strategy feminists use to promote the killing of the unborn and to reap economic benefits.

Germans should build society rooted in truth, Pope tells countrymen

Sep 13, 2010 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Benedict received letters of credence from the new German ambassador to the Holy See on Monday. In an address to the new diplomat, Walter Jurgen Schmid, the Holy Father stressed the importance of God being personal and that “the construction of a human society requires faithfulness to truth,” especially in the areas of marriage, biotechnology and news reporting.

Caritas Mexico giving hope to drug addicts

Sep 13, 2010 - 11:58 am .- Caritas Mexico City is operating a program designed to reach out to teens and young adults suffering from addictions. “Love Life” was established in 1991 to provide assistance to drug addicts, regardless of their age or sex. 

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