Archive of September 20, 2010

Exorcist says Satan exists but without 'horns, wings or a tail'

Sep 20, 2010 - 10:03 pm .- Spanish exorcist Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea Cucurull stated in an interview last week that though Satan does indeed exist, he does not have “horns, wings or a tail.” The priest recommended that the faithful seek the counsel of a priest if they suspect someone is possessed.

West ends sabbatical with new show, says critics are on 'religious right'

Sep 20, 2010 - 09:50 pm .- Christopher West, the popular author and speaker whose presentation of Pope John Paul II's “Theology of the Body” has provoked controversy, returned from a six-month sabbatical with a new multimedia show this past weekend. Maintaining that his goal is to correct common misconceptions of Christianity, West added that he is most often criticized by members of “the religious right.”

Iowa Catholic Conference backs state effort to overturn same-sex 'marriage'

Sep 20, 2010 - 06:52 pm .- The Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC) announced on Monday its support for a move that would amend the Midwestern state's constitution to reverse the 2009 ruling that recognized same-sex “marriage” as legal.

Church’s social teaching antidote to ideological brainwash, says Argentinean bishop

Sep 20, 2010 - 05:53 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata in Argentina remarked last week that the Church’s social teaching is the best antidote against the ideological brainwashing of young people, which has caused so much harm and suffering in the country.

Lay council reminds Venezuelans that Church has always rejected Communism

Sep 20, 2010 - 02:08 pm .- The National Council of the Laity in Venezuela has called on Venezuelans to carefully consider each candidate and their positions as they prepare to vote for members of Congress on September 26.  The council stressed that the Church has always rejected totalitarian ideologies such as Communism.

Unknown assailants set fire to church in Colombia

Sep 20, 2010 - 11:52 am .- A group of unknown assailants set fire to the Church of the Transfiguration in Bogota, Colombia last Thursday, after the church’s pastor reported he received threats from Satanic groups.

Holy Father recalls spiritual gifts of recently beatified mother superior

Sep 20, 2010 - 10:12 am .- Before Sunday's Angelus, the Pope spoke of two Marys, recalling the beatification of a Spanish religious sister and noting the "filial devotion" of Blessed John Henry Newman to the Mother of God.

Child protection chair: Benedict XVI made objective clear

Sep 20, 2010 - 05:24 am .- In the first ever meeting of its kind, the Holy Father told U.K. child safeguarding workers that they are an important part of the Church's response to the problem of child sex abuse. The national chair of the protection commission said the Pope made it "very clear" that the Church needs to work to better protect children and support victims.

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