Archive of October 15, 2010

Church ever united against hunger, Pope tells FAO chief

Oct 15, 2010 - 07:32 pm .- International cooperation is needed in the fight to achieve "authentic human development" and eliminate hunger in the world, Pope Benedict XVI said in his annual message for World Food Day. He assured that the Church is always ready and "constantly at work" to do so.

Omaha archbishop shuts down Intercessors of the Lamb

Oct 15, 2010 - 06:35 pm .- Just two weeks after their leader resigned, the group Intercessors of the Lamb ceased to exist as a Catholic entity. Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha formally suppressed the group Oct. 15, announcing that a lack of cooperation in instituting “necessary reforms” left him no choice.

Leader of Jerusalem Catholics optimistic about peace

Oct 15, 2010 - 05:05 pm .- Despite more than six decades of conflict in the Holy Land, the leader of Jerusalem’s Catholic community, Patriarch Fouad Twal, remains optimistic about the newest round of negotiations between the Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Pro-life group launches ad campaign in Florida condemning racial targeting

Oct 15, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- A pro-life group announced the launch of a controversial ad campaign this week in Florida that decries abortionists such as Planned Parenthood for targeting African American women.

Pope urges Italian Catholics to enter politics without inferiority complexes

Oct 15, 2010 - 01:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has called Catholics in Italy back to the Church's "inheritance of values" to face the future creatively. To work for the common good, he asked them to enter the political sphere "with humility and determination."

Miami bishop lauds improved working conditions for Florida tomato farmers

Oct 15, 2010 - 11:50 am .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami praised recent developments that improved conditions for workers in Florida’s tomato industry, expressing his hope that other agricultural companies follow suit in protecting the rights of their often overlooked employees.

Vatican official calls for 'pastoral conversion' on new media

Oct 15, 2010 - 09:51 am .- The Church must intensify its presence in today’s "digital culture," Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, told Church leaders Oct. 15.

Federal contraception mandate wouldn't help women, physician and researcher says

Oct 15, 2010 - 06:06 am .- Planned Parenthood and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) began a new joint effort this week to lobby the Department of Health and Human Services to make free contraception a part of new federal requirements for all hospitals. In response Dr. Thomas Hilgers, an expert in women's health and family planning methods, stated that the plan would not help women, nor promote public health as contraception advocates claim.

Diocese of Colorado Springs backs public school’s ban on wearing rosaries

Oct 15, 2010 - 03:15 am .- Responding to a ban on the wearing of rosaries at a Colorado public school, the Diocese of Colorado Springs has said it does not oppose the action because it recognizes the need to protect children. Local gangs have reportedly decided to wear rosaries as jewelry as a sign of gang affiliation.

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