Archive of September 14, 2010

Impact of WYD 2011 depends on spiritual preparation, say organizers

Sep 14, 2010 - 10:00 pm .- The organizing committee for World Youth Day Madrid 2011 recently published a pastoral plan to assist young people in preparing for the event by deepening their spirituality through prayer and the sacraments.

Peace and brotherhood are found in Christ, Archbishop Gomez teaches on 9/11 anniversary

Sep 14, 2010 - 08:02 pm .- Celebrating the Holy Mass of Cultures last Saturday at Los Angeles' Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Archbishop Jose Gomez also marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In his homily, the archbishop taught that the authentic source of universal brotherhood and world peace is found in Christ, who assembles his Church as “the family of God.”

Benedict XVI urges families to place Christ at center of their homes

Sep 14, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- In a message sent to families participating in the 21st Marian Day of the Family in the Spanish city of Torreciudad, Pope Benedict XVI call on the faithful to “put the love of Christ at the center of the home.”

Peruvian cardinal laments society’s attacks on the family

Sep 14, 2010 - 02:08 pm .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, asserted this week that the family must be protected. “If we attack the family, we destroy the future of society,” the cardinal said during his radio program. 

George Weigel releases new book on John Paul II's later years

Sep 14, 2010 - 12:21 pm .- More than a decade after writing “Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II,” noted Catholic author George Weigel is releasing a second book on the late Pope, continuing the story where he left off. “The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II – The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy” goes on sale today. In an interview with CNA, Weigel recently reflected on the legacy of the beloved Pope that is chronicled in his latest book.

Expert calls on Mexican state government to support pregnant women

Sep 14, 2010 - 11:51 am .- Claudia Maria Simental from the Institute for Formation in Values in the Mexican state of Durango is calling on residents and officials to support pregnant women and protect life from the moment of conception.

Holy Father appoints bishop for St. Catharines in Canada

Sep 14, 2010 - 10:57 am .- Following the resignation of a Canadian bishop who left due to health reasons, the Holy Father on Tuesday appointed a new leader for the Diocese of St. Catharines, which is in the province of Ontario.

Muslim hacker destroys website of Florida group defending Christian convert

Sep 14, 2010 - 06:07 am .- A hacker has attacked the website of the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), a group assisting the Christian convert Rifqa Bary. The hacker said he made the attack because of the group’s thinking about “Great Islam.” The loss of the website could have consequences for the 2010 election in Florida, the group claimed.

Editor takes international media to task for skewing clergy sex abuse stats

Sep 14, 2010 - 02:54 am .- British social commentator Brendan O'Neill wrote a recent piece calling out U.S. and U.K. media for skewing clergy sex abuse stats and wrongly portraying the Catholic Church as hosting “an army of pedophile priests.”

Catholic relics given to Orthodox begin river cruise to Moscow

Sep 14, 2010 - 12:59 am .- A “chapel boat” containing relics of eight saints has begun a cruise along the Volga River. The relics are a gift from the Catholic Church to the Russian Orthodox Church and could have a deeply symbolic impact, one expert says.

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