Archive of October 13, 2010

Church in Costa Rica urges government to maintain IVF ban

Oct 13, 2010 - 09:50 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Costa Rica, Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Urena, has called on the country's government to continue its ban on in vitro fertilization, despite pressure from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACH) to legalize the procedure.

Dialogue needed in Middle East to prevent Muslim-Christian clash, says patriarch

Oct 13, 2010 - 07:10 pm .- Without dialogue a "new clash" of the Muslim East and Christian West could result, said one Eastern Catholic patriarch during discussions at the Vatican yesterday on the Church in the Middle East.

Abortion cannot be justified, teaches Argentinean archbishop

Oct 13, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- This week, Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Argentina devoted his weekly radio program to the issue of abortion. The prelate criticized groups who promote the procedure as a “right” that must be protected by society.

Free Catholic psychotherapy workshop series to be open to public

Oct 13, 2010 - 03:01 pm .- A free series of workshops usually available only to Catholic psychotherapists will be open to all interested people starting tomorrow, Oct. 14.

Bishops call for continued prayers as Chile experiences 'Easter morning'

Oct 13, 2010 - 02:22 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Chile issued a statement this morning on the ongoing rescue efforts to bring the 33 trapped miners to the surface at the San Jose Mine and reunite them with their families.

Holy Father gives thanks for rescue of Chilean miners

Oct 13, 2010 - 12:13 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI gave thanks for the initial success of efforts to free the first of 33 Chilean copper miners who have been trapped beneath the earth for the more than two months.

Dissident sends letter to international forum demanding rights for Cubans

Oct 13, 2010 - 11:47 am .- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya Sardinas has sent a letter to an annual conference in Prague urging respect for the human rights of Cubans.

God makes himself present in 'a thousand ways,' Pope tells pilgrims

Oct 13, 2010 - 10:27 am .- God has “a thousand ways” to touch souls and to teach them how to "really live," Pope Benedict XVI told a crowd of more than 25,000 pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 13.

New Phoenix auxiliary bishop learned importance of faith from family

Oct 13, 2010 - 06:09 am .- Eduardo Nevares, the new auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, intends to serve God with “gladness.” In an Oct. 12 interview, he discussed his exuberant reception by the faithful, his upbringing in a devout Mexican-American home, immigration, and the importance of the family as a source of vocations.

Contraception cannot be the ‘default mode’ of marriage, Sacramento bishop says

Oct 13, 2010 - 04:08 am .- Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said that the meaning of human sexuality and relationships are “misunderstood and misused” because contraception has become the “unquestioned default mode of marriage.”

Washington archdiocese team to run marathon to support vocations

Oct 13, 2010 - 02:09 am .- Nearly 200 men and women from the Archdiocese of Washington will “run for vocations” in the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon and 10K Run to help raise money for seminarians.

Archbishop charges Workers' Party with 'deceiving voters' in Brazil

Oct 13, 2010 - 12:55 am .- Archbishop Aldo Pagotto of Paraiba accused Brazil’s Workers'  Party of “misinformation and manipulation of consciences” in an effort to win the upcoming presidential run-off election, slated for Oct. 31.

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