Archive of September 22, 2010

Archdiocese requesting volunteers to assist with papal visit to Barcelona

Sep 22, 2010 - 10:44 pm .- The Archdiocese of Barcelona has issued an appeal for additional volunteers to help out with Pope Benedict XVI's Nov. 6 and 7 visit to the city.

Critics decry Florida court ruling overturning gay adoption ban

Sep 22, 2010 - 07:56 pm .- After the 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday to overturn Florida's ban on homosexual couples adopting children, critics voiced concern stating that the presence of both a mother and a father are “not optional non-essentials in the lives of children.”

Cuban dissident calls on EU to support Varela Project

Sep 22, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, has called on the European Union to support the Varela Project amidst the Cuban government's indifference to the changes that the country's citizens are requesting.

Vatican bank chief on money laundering allegations: 'nothing to hide'

Sep 22, 2010 - 04:04 pm .- Responding to allegations of money laundering, the president of the Vatican bank told Vatican analyst Andrea Tornielli that "there's nothing hidden, nor (anything) to hide." The president said the bank hopes to be on the "White list" for banks that conform to international anti-money laundering policies by December.

Cardinal Cordes to address Catholic Charities USA anniversary

Sep 22, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- The president of the Vatican's office for administering charitable aid will speak to a U.S. gathering of charities about the importance of faith as the root of giving. He has been invited by Catholic Charities USA as the keynote speaker for the celebration of their 100th anniversary.

US bishop urges Congress to remember low income families in tax debate

Sep 22, 2010 - 12:25 pm .- A U.S. bishop urged Congressional leaders to remember the plight of low income families as it debates future tax policy. In a recent letter, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York warned that neglecting to renew the Child Tax Credit  – a provision that reduces federal income tax for families – would create 600,000 newly impoverished children in the U.S and plunge some four million minors deeper into poverty.

Cardinal warns against fraud in upcoming Venezuela elections

Sep 22, 2010 - 11:57 am .- This week the Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, called for Venezuela's Sept. 26 elections to be free of manipulation. “As bishops it is our duty to urge people to vote,” to have “respect for the election laws,” and to ensure “there is no fraud,” he told Union Radio.

Benedict XVI urges intense prayer for Catholic-Orthodox talks

Sep 22, 2010 - 09:52 am .- The Pope called the faithful to a greater commitment to Christian unity during Wednesday's audience. The "peace and harmony" of Christians, he said, shows the world an "authentic" witness to the Gospel message.

Homosexual advocacy group not legitimately Catholic, military archbishop says

Sep 22, 2010 - 05:54 am .- After receiving a letter from the group Catholics for Equality urging a change to the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, the Archbishop for Military Services responded, saying that the archdiocese's position is “clear.” The prelate added that the group “cannot be legitimately recognized as Catholic.”

Christianity still strong and active in UK, says Pope Benedict XVI

Sep 22, 2010 - 05:17 am .- The Holy Father used positive language to describe the outcomes of his Apostolic Visit to the U.K. during the general audience. Speaking of the joy and satisfaction he felt during the trip, he noted also that the "Christian heritage is still strong and active at every level of social life" in the U.K.

Ad accusing Planned Parenthood of targeting African Americans banned in major cities

Sep 22, 2010 - 03:12 am .- Heroic Media, an Austin, Texas advertising agency dedicated to promoting a pro-life message, is accustomed to controversy. However, even they are surprised at the response to their new campaign, which accuses Planned Parenthood of targeting African-Americans.

University of Notre Dame announces new coordinator for pro-life issues

Sep 22, 2010 - 01:09 am .- Continuing its response to the controversy over President Obama’s speech at the prominent Catholic institution, the University of Notre Dame has announced the creation of a coordinator for pro-life initiatives. The new coordinator says she is honored to hold the position and will work to advance the Catholic identity of the university.

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