Archive of October 11, 2010

Cardinal Rivera to priests: Transform society with the light of the Gospel

Oct 11, 2010 - 10:01 pm .- Mexican priests must resist growing efforts to build a society without the guidance of the Gospel, said Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City.

Trig’s Down syndrome ‘rocked my world,’ Sarah Palin tells pro-life event

Oct 11, 2010 - 09:03 pm .- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin recently addressed a Houston benefit event for a pro-life organization, saying learning that her unborn son had Down syndrome “literally rocked my world.”

Pope: False gods of terrorism and drugs must be unmasked

Oct 11, 2010 - 06:27 pm .- Addressing the first gathering of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East this morning at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI made off the cuff remarks warning that terrorism, drugs, anonymous financial capitals and the ideologies associated with them are false gods that “must be unmasked.” This overturning will occur, he said, through the blood of witnesses to Christ.

Cardinal explains 'spiritual structure' of Gaudi’s Church of Holy Family

Oct 11, 2010 - 05:54 pm .- The Catholic architect, Antonio Gaudi, intended his unfinished masterpiece, the Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona, to be a sort of “catechesis,” said Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona.

Synod discusses human rights, religious freedom in opening session

Oct 11, 2010 - 02:49 pm .- Education and Christian witness will promote respect for human rights, religious freedom and just recognition of citizenship for all people, said leaders of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East. The remarks were made this morning during the opening working session of the 14-day meeting at the Vatican.

Croatian president discusses country's Christian identity with Benedict XVI

Oct 11, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- When Pope Benedict received Croatian president Ivo Josipovic in an audience this past Saturday, conversation turned to the tenuous position of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the need for his country to maintain its Christian identity as it pursues European Union membership.

Pope encourages Eastern Catholics to maintain traditions

Oct 11, 2010 - 01:19 pm .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI received participants in a congress marking the 20th anniversary of the current Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches. Reflecting on the occasion, the Pope called for Eastern Catholics to maintain their ancient traditions, as witnesses to the important diversity of the universal Church.

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