Archive of September 29, 2010

Pope calls Christians to reflect upon Scripture

Sep 29, 2010 - 09:50 pm .- The Word of God is not the "word of the past," but continues to address the circumstances of modern man, taught the Holy Father on Wednesday. The contents of the Bible, he said, are the "stimulus and source of Christian life for all situations and every person."

Archbishop urges Mexicans to remain hopeful amidst floods

Sep 29, 2010 - 07:59 pm .- Amidst the widespread damage caused by flooding in southern Mexico, Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca called on those affected to remain hopeful and urged all of Mexico to express solidarity with them.

Pope Benedict personally thanks parents of teenage blessed

Sep 29, 2010 - 04:49 pm .- Expecting to offer their appreciation to the Holy Father for the beatification of their daughter, the parents of Blessed Chiara "Luce" Badano were thanked instead by the Pontiff himself. They expressed their surprise to be chosen to participate in their daughter's "contagious Christian experience."

Bishops of Spain launch official website for upcoming papal visit

Sep 29, 2010 - 02:52 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Spain has launched an official website for the Holy Father’s November visit to the country. The website, available in four languages, will provide complete complete coverage of the Pope’s activities in Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona.

Commentators criticize professor for referring to Denver archbishop as ‘pretty white’

Sep 29, 2010 - 01:30 pm .- Commentator Mark Silk’s description of Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput as "pretty white" is being described as "astonishing" and in "bad form." The Denver prelate is a registered member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, America’s first Native American archbishop, and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee on Native American Affairs.

Four Irish archbishops summoned to Rome to meet apostolic visitors

Sep 29, 2010 - 11:27 am .- Preparing for renewal in the Irish Catholic Church, the island's four archbishops have been invited to meet with the apostolic visitors appointed to their archdioceses. The visitation is meant to aid the local Church as it works to better respond to cases of sexual abuse.

Benedict XVI: Angels manifest God's care for every individual

Sep 29, 2010 - 10:00 am .- Greeting the faithful in a variety of tongues during today’s general audience, the Holy Father addressed a variety of matters from world crises to a recently beatified teenager. He also emphasized the day's celebration of the archangels, inviting the faithful to turn to the spiritual beings for assistance.

Holy Father remembers intense spirituality of 'God's nightingale'

Sep 29, 2010 - 09:07 am .- Medieval nun and saint, Matilda of Hackeborn is still a model of devotion to the Sacred Heart for people today, said the Pope at this week's general audience. Her exemplary fidelity to the Church and union to Christ, he taught, continues to be "a strong invitation to intensify our friendship with the Lord."

Pro-Prop. 8 briefs show ‘wide-ranging concerns’ about federal case, supporter says

Sep 29, 2010 - 06:43 am .- More than 25 friend-of-court briefs showing “wide-ranging concerns” about marriage and other issues have been filed in support of Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot measure which defined marriage as a union of a man and a woman. Among the briefs is one by 13 state attorneys general.

One month after accident, Ambassador Kmiec returns to Malta

Sep 29, 2010 - 03:03 am .- After recovering from trauma surgery due to a serious car accident in California on Aug. 25, U.S. Ambassador to Malta Douglas Kmiec returned to Malta on Monday evening.

North Dakota bishop leads procession at abortion clinic amid protests

Sep 29, 2010 - 12:51 am .- In time for the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota presided over an annual Mass and led a procession over 700 people to a local abortion clinic last Sunday, encountering oppositional protestors for the first time.

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