Archive of September 25, 2010

Forgiveness and purification central to renewal, Pope Benedict teaches

Sep 25, 2010 - 10:11 pm .- God's forgiveness is the “fulcrum of every reform,” Pope Benedict told a group of Brazilian bishops on Saturday. It is in recognizing “true faults,” purifying herself and reflecting Christ  in the world, said the Pope, that the Church might be the “youth of the world.”

Minnesota archbishop's video defending traditional marriage released

Sep 25, 2010 - 06:15 pm .- Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis has released a video, in which he explains how new definitions of marriage could seriously harm society. He also propossd that an amendment to his state's constitution be put before the state's voters, “to put the one-man, one-woman definition of marriage beyond the reach of the courts and politicians.”

Holy See-Israel talks continue to make progress, joint statement reports

Sep 25, 2010 - 03:15 pm .- Negotiations to decide the Holy See's status in the Holy Land are “cordial” and still moving forward to reach “the desired agreement,” according to a joint statement from the participating delegations.

God is still calling men to the Catholic priesthood, says seminarian head

Sep 25, 2010 - 01:11 pm .- “Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated: God is calling a sufficient number of men to be priests in the Catholic Church because he loves you and he loves your children and he loves your grandchildren. And the purpose of the priest is to bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people.”

CNN special on Pope repeats ‘debunked’ information on Milwaukee sex abuse priest, authors say

Sep 25, 2010 - 05:48 am .- The CNN special “What the Pope Knew” repeats “widely debunked” inaccuracies while trying to link Pope Benedict XVI to sexual abuse scandals, two authors say. They contend that the evidence in fact shows then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was not “in any way tolerant of, or insensitive to, the actions of abusers."

Fr. Lombardi: Fight against hunger, poverty 'too big to fail'

Sep 25, 2010 - 05:33 am .- The Vatican spokesman urged that the same attitude taken to confront the economic crisis must be applied to boost development and combat hunger and poverty in the world. Making reference to the Pope's words from his landmark speech to the British parliament last week, Fr. Federico Lombardi said these objectives are "too big too fail."

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