Archive of September 27, 2010

Pope salutes military chaplains of Italy with call to holiness

Sep 27, 2010 - 10:59 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged military chaplains to promote holiness in the military in the midst today's challenges.

Catholic congressman receives homosexual group’s award for opposing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Sep 27, 2010 - 08:12 pm .- Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-La.), a self-described “proud co-sponsor” of a bill ending a policy against open homosexuals in the military, has received an award from the Log Cabin Republicans. He told the group that his Catholic faith and Jesuit background helped drive his support to change the ban.

Family group protests government sponsorship of gay film festival in Chile

Sep 27, 2010 - 05:51 pm .- The organization Accion Familia in Chile has launched a protest over the government’s sponsorship of the “Lesbian/Gay/Transgender Film Festival” that will screen movies promoting homosexuality during the month of October.

DC shrine to host St. John Bosco relics

Sep 27, 2010 - 03:10 pm .- As part of a worldwide tour, relics of St. John Bosco will be hosted by Washington, D.C.'s National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in order to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the patron saint of youth and students.

Colombian archbishop calls for authentic sex ed to prevent teen pregnancy

Sep 27, 2010 - 01:18 pm .- Archbishop Ruben Salazar of Bogota stressed last week that if the root causes of teen pregnancy are not addressed, the problem will never be solved.

Appointments expected for apostolic visitor to Regnum Christi, four counselors to Legion of Christ

Sep 27, 2010 - 01:00 pm .- A Legion of Christ bishop is among the four counselors Pope Benedict XVI will likely choose to assist his official delegate in reorganizing the order's constitutions. Accompanying these much-awaited nominations could also be the appointment of a familiar name to carry out the Apostolic Visitation of the Legion's lay movement, Regnum Christi.

Church leaders report progress in recent Catholic-Orthodox dialogue

Sep 27, 2010 - 11:54 am .- Though qualifying that full unity is still in the distant future, leaders from Catholic and Orthodox churches recently indicated that progress is underway in the reunification efforts of the two faith communities

Holy Father bids farewell to Castel Gandolfo

Sep 27, 2010 - 10:05 am .- Nearing the end of his summer stay at Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father met with local authorities on Monday. Saying farewell to delegates from local institutions, he thanked them for their support, calling them to increased cooperation in the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul.

Southern California diocese to hold annual wave blessing

Sep 27, 2010 - 09:07 am .- The Diocese of Orange County recently announced its third annual wave blessing ceremony, intended to invoke gratitude for the natural beauty of the coastline as well as draw awareness to the “significant threat” of pollution and  toxic waste to the area.

CNA 'prepares the way' for new English Mass translation, responding to Pope's call for catechesis

Sep 27, 2010 - 06:02 am .- Today Catholic News Agency (CNA) begins its weekly series of excerpts from acclaimed Catholic author Louie Verrecchio's new book, “And with Your Spirit: Recovering a sense of the sacred in the English translation of the Roman Missal.”

Pope's personal secretary describes the surprises of first five years

Sep 27, 2010 - 04:53 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has "surprised all of us" in the first five years of his pontificate, according to his personal secretary. The Holy Father, he said, is full of the same "vitality" of his John Paul II as he fulfills his "sacred duty" of laying down "tracks" throughout the world that lead to faith.

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