Archive of October 18, 2010

Argentinean bishops propose 2011 as 'Year of Life'

Oct 18, 2010 - 09:59 pm .- The executive committee of the Argentinean Bishops’ Conference called on Argentineans this week to make a “sincere and mature” commitment to life. They declared 2011 to be “The Year of  Life.”

Pope urges greater cooperation for development in Colombia, El Salvador

Oct 18, 2010 - 09:34 pm .- In meetings with the new ambassadors to the Vatican from Colombia and El Salvador, Pope Benedict XVI urged their governments to work for full human development and an end to violence.

Argentinean bishop: Rosary helps Catholics face difficulties of life

Oct 18, 2010 - 05:57 pm .- Archbishop Jose Luis Mollaghan of Rosario, Argentina wrote in a pastoral letter that the recitation of the Rosary helps Catholics face life's hardships and sufferings.

In personal letter to seminarians, Pope says priesthood is ‘great and pure’

Oct 18, 2010 - 04:50 pm .- In an often personal letter to the world’s seminarians, Pope Benedict XVI said the recently surfaced scandals of priest sexual abuse “cannot discredit the priestly mission, which remains great and pure.”

'Whistleblower' label for St. Mary MacKillop called innaccurate and wrong

Oct 18, 2010 - 03:58 pm .- Efforts to brand the newly canonized St. Mary MacKillop as the "Patron Saint of Whistleblowers in the Church,” are inaccurate and wrong, according to the nun responsible for advancing her sainthood cause.

CNA and EWTN News announce David Scott as editor-in-chief

Oct 18, 2010 - 02:57 pm .- Catholic News Agency (CNA) and EWTN News have named veteran Catholic journalist and author David Scott as editor-in-chief of the two agencies.

Brazilian bishop asserts that Church will always defend life

Oct 18, 2010 - 02:04 pm .- Bishop Cristiano Krapf of Jaquie, Brazil stated last week that the Catholic Church will always defend human life against abortion, regardless of whether or not politicians support legalizing the procedure.

Vatican paper lauds 'Simpsons' for realistic portrait of faith

Oct 18, 2010 - 12:24 pm .- L’Osservatore Romano marked the 20th anniversary of “The Simpsons” in its Oct. 17 edition by lauding the popular television show for taking religious faith seriously, although often irreverently.

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