Archive of September 28, 2010

US bishops' report details ongoing needs of Haitians in earthquake's aftermath

Sep 28, 2010 - 10:10 pm .- The Haiti Advisory Group of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a report this week describing challenges the island nation continues to face, following a cataclysmic earthquake last January. The report also made recommendations to the U.S. government on how to focus its aid to Haiti and protect refugees and children.

Goal of CNN special was 'to tarnish image' of the Holy Father, argues Donohue

Sep 28, 2010 - 08:03 pm .- Dr. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued a statement decrying a recent CNN documentary on Pope Benedict which, he argued, attempted to make the Holy Father “out to be a co-conspirator” in the clerical sex abuse scandals.

Cardinal Rivera: Mexico takes ‘giant step backward’ when divided

Sep 28, 2010 - 04:52 pm .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera said in his homily Sunday for the nation’s bicentennial celebrations that the country must work toward national reconciliation.

USCCB pro-life chairman issues statement on upcoming Respect Life month

Sep 28, 2010 - 03:03 pm .- In light of the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston issued a statement on what he perceives to be the greatest threats to human dignity in society, calling on Catholics to work towards transforming culture “into one that welcomes every human person.”

Archdiocese of Sao Paulo criticizes art exhibit promoting violence

Sep 28, 2010 - 01:22 pm .- The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo has called on Brazil’s Public Ministry to intervene in the Sao Paulo Art Biennial and remove an exhibit by artist Gil Vicente that depicts the assassination of various world leaders, including Pope Benedict XVI.

Pontifical forum in Africa to emphasize cultural development, dignity of human person

Sep 28, 2010 - 11:49 am .- Pontifical groups on culture and evangelization released a communique on Tuesday announcing an upcoming forum next year in Africa which will highlight development strategies in the country, “focusing on the human person made in the likeness and image of God.”

Ambassador Kmiec remembers Msgr. Sheridan as an inspiration to faith

Sep 28, 2010 - 10:32 am .- The death of Malibu’s Msgr. John V. Sheridan after a serious car accident has prompted U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec to reflect upon the priest’s life and the nature of faith.

Encourage pilgrims to imitate Christ, Pope tells pastoral workers

Sep 28, 2010 - 09:05 am .- In a letter to participants at an international conference examining pastoral activity at pilgrimages and shrines this week, the Holy Father emphasized the importance of urging pilgrims to encounter and imitate Christ.

Catholic psychologists discuss implications of new study on jobs and divorce

Sep 28, 2010 - 05:57 am .- Earlier this year, a psychological journal published a groundbreaking study on possible links between divorce rates and various careers and occupations. The survey by professors Shawn McCoy and Michael Aamodt was among the first to break down divorce statistics in 449 different fields. Two notable Catholic psychologists spoke to CNA about what the findings could mean, and how job stress can affect family life.

Abortion, gay marriage contrary to natural order, says Mexican cardinal

Sep 28, 2010 - 02:52 am .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, charged last week that the laws recently passed in Mexico City relaxing abortion restrictions, allowing same-sex marriage and adoption by homosexual couples are contrary to the natural order and to democracy.

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