Archive of October 26, 2010

Nearly 80,000 youth offer thanks for rescue of Chilean miners

Oct 26, 2010 - 10:06 pm .- Some 80,000 young people joined in the 20th Youth Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Teresa of the Andes to thank God for the rescue of the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in the San Jose mine.

Pope stresses unity of global human family as theme of upcoming migrant’s day

Oct 26, 2010 - 08:06 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI announced the theme of “One Human Family” as the message of the 97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be held in January. Echoed by other Vatican officials, the Pontiff stressed the importance of recognizing the “profound link between all human beings” and the need for the rights of all individuals to be protected.

Families need God to in order to authentically develop, says Peruvian cardinal

Oct 26, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, noted this week that the family needs God in order to achieve authentic and comprehensive human development.

Acknowledging mistakes, CCHD leaders pledge new fidelity to Catholic principles

Oct 26, 2010 - 05:24 pm .- The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) launched a program of “review and renewal” on October 26, acknowledging mistakes and pledging to uphold “Catholic principles” in all future decisions.

Ann Arbor Dominican sisters to buy John Paul II Center in DC

Oct 26, 2010 - 02:45 pm .- To accommodate their rapidly growing community, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist announced today that they will purchase the financially beleaguered John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. near the Catholic University of America.

Swiss Catholics outraged by parish decision to distribute condoms

Oct 26, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- A parish in the Swiss city of Lucerne recently launched a controversial campaign to distribute condoms to young people. While local Church leaders have not officially responded, the neighboring Diocese of Chur has criticized the idea, calling it gravely irresponsible.

Cardinal calls for aid to stop spread of cholera in Haiti

Oct 26, 2010 - 12:06 pm .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, has called on the World Health Organization to send aid to Haiti to stop a recent outbreak of cholera in the country.

Pro-life issues are the ‘untold story’ of 2010 midterm elections

Oct 26, 2010 - 06:10 am .- While media pundits have focused on economic issues as key in the 2010 U.S. elections, pro-life leaders say abortion is the “untold story” in politics this year. Pro-life concerns determined the victor in many primary races, while opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion in the health care bill is important to many voters.

Canadian bishop recovering from head trauma after late-night assault

Oct 26, 2010 - 02:57 am .- The Bishop of Kamloops, British Columbia, remains hospitalized after suffering severe head trauma in a beating at the rectory of Sacred Heart Cathedral on October 22.

US bishops sending delegation to opening of Cuban seminary

Oct 26, 2010 - 01:12 am .- The U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that it is sending a delegation to attend the opening of a new seminary in Havana, Cuba – the country’s first facility of its kind in more than 50 years.

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