Archive of October 7, 2010

Brazilian priest reminds Catholics they cannot support pro-abortion candidates

Oct 7, 2010 - 10:04 pm .- The director of priestly formation at the Canção Nova Community in Brazil, Father Jose Augusto Souza Moreira, reminded Catholics this week that they cannot vote for candidates who support abortion.

Church acts for good of all people in Chile, says Pope Benedict

Oct 7, 2010 - 07:52 pm .- Remembering the historical cooperation of the Catholic Church with the Chilean government on Thursday, the Holy Father hoped for collaboration to confront current threats to the cultural identity of the nation. Affirming that this is important, especially to young people today, he said that the Church always works for the good of all people and not just believers.

Mexican archbishop warns of attempts to silence religion

Oct 7, 2010 - 05:52 pm .- In a recent reflection published on the website of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca expressed his concerns over the increased marginalization of religion, and of the attempts to silence its voice in society.

Postulator says John Paul II’s beatification process in crucial phase

Oct 7, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- During a visit to Spain this week, the postulator of Pope John Paul II’s cause for beatification noted that the process is currently at a crucial moment as miracles attributed to the late pontiff’s intercession are being investigated.

Holy Father to take 30 minute motorcade ride through Barcelona

Oct 7, 2010 - 01:09 pm .- During his visit to Barcelona in November, Pope Benedict XVI will take a 30 minute motorcade ride from the archbishop's residence to the Church of the Holy Family along the streets of the Spanish city.

African archbishop selected by Pope to lead charity operations

Oct 7, 2010 - 12:16 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed 65-year-old Archbishop Robert Sarah as the new president of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum." He steps into the shoes of the now retired Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes in leading the Holy See's department for charity and relief.

Benedict XVI chooses insider as new prefect of Congregation for the Clergy

Oct 7, 2010 - 11:57 am .- The 66-year-old secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy was appointed today as its new prefect. Archbishop Mauro Piacenza will bring many years of inside experience to the role in which he will oversee the world's Catholic priests.

Pope Benedict asks Catholic press to keep flame of hope lit

Oct 7, 2010 - 10:54 am .- Noting the influence of media on perception of reality in an ever developing world, the Holy Father on Thursday called Catholic communications experts to base their efforts in the truth of the Word of God. The "Word," he said, continues to be the "fundamental and ... essential instrument of communication."

College students in Colorado going barefoot for week of pro-life advocacy

Oct 7, 2010 - 06:10 am .- The University of Northern Colorado pro-life student group BEARfoot for Babies is going barefoot on campus to mark its “Life Week” celebration, which includes speakers, campus displays, fundraisers and religious services. Their actions intend to show solidarity with unborn children.

Apostolic visitors hopeful for successful visitation in Ireland

Oct 7, 2010 - 05:35 am .- The four metropolitan archbishops of Ireland met this week with the apostolic visitors chosen by the Holy Father to carry out visitations in their archdioceses. After two days of meetings, the participants are "hopeful" that their work will be a means to purify and heal the Catholic Church of Ireland and "help to restore the trust and hope of the faithful there."

Catholics in northern India see Christian witness as essential

Oct 7, 2010 - 03:12 am .- A survey of Catholics in a northern India diocese reports that, despite recent attacks against their fellow believers, they see authentic Christian witness as a top priority and as key to outreach to the poor. The local bishop has also committed himself to this goal.

Population expert condemns China's one-child policy on 30th anniversary

Oct 7, 2010 - 01:03 am .- On Tuesday, population expert Steve Mosher condemned recent statements made by Chinese government officials praising the country's one-child policy. Mosher, who helped voice alarm over the policy when it took effect 30 years ago, decried situation as an “unmitigated social disaster.”

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