Archive of October 28, 2010

Mexican archdiocese encourages Catholic traditions on Halloween

Oct 28, 2010 - 10:09 pm .- The Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico has called on the faithful to preserve Catholic traditions associated with All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day amid the increasing celebration of Halloween in the country.

Vatican wishes world’s Hindus a happy Deepavali

Oct 28, 2010 - 06:29 pm .- The Vatican is wishing the world’s Hindus a “joy-filled Deepavali.”  

Pope’s visit to Santiago de Compostela to draw 200,000

Oct 28, 2010 - 06:08 pm .- Spanish Archbishop Julian Barrio of Santiago de Compostela stated this week that he is “very satisfied” with the preparations for Pope Benedict's upcoming visit to the city. He noted that it will likely be many years before a Pontiff returns to the region.

Science leads to truth about God, humanity, Pope says

Oct 28, 2010 - 05:03 pm .- Science in the 21st century must work for the "true good of man," the Pope told a group of scientists Oct. 28. The "positive outcome" of this century largely depends on it.

Holy Land Church official finds no ‘anti-Zionist’ bias at synod

Oct 28, 2010 - 02:55 pm .- Many Christians in the Middle East harbor “anti-Zionist” resentments, but those resentments are rooted political injustices and not theology, according to a top Church official in the Holy Land.

Archbishop rejects re-zoning that would allow casinos in Mexican city

Oct 28, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon has rejected re-zoning proposals that would allow casinos to be built in the Mexican city. He charged that such places promote addiction, drug trafficking and prostitution.

Cardinal-designate Burke speaks about obligation to vote for truth

Oct 28, 2010 - 12:15 pm .- Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke stressed to Catholic voters in a recent interview that they have a “very serious” obligation to uphold the truth of “moral law” in the upcoming mid-term elections. He specifically cited protecting unborn children from abortion and defending traditional marriage.

Argentina bishops offer condolences over death of former president

Oct 28, 2010 - 12:00 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Argentina offered its deepest condolences for the death of the country's former President Nestor Kirchner. The Argentinean leader died Oct. 27 from a massive heart attack at the Jose Formenti Hospital in the city of El Calafate.

Malawi students’ Bible desecration could signal new Muslim militancy, priest worries

Oct 28, 2010 - 06:11 am .- Reacting to Muslim primary school students’ desecration of Bibles in Malawi earlier this month, a local priest said that their vehement reaction is novel and a sign that militancy is a possible danger.

Baltimore sisters auctioning rare baseball card to raise mission funds

Oct 28, 2010 - 03:22 am .- A Baltimore-based group of religious sisters is auctioning off a rare baseball card to raise support for the community’s missions to the poor.

Regnum Christi visitation to focus on consecrated members, leaders say

Oct 28, 2010 - 01:00 am .- Contrary to previous reports, leaders from the Regnum Christi Movement stressed that the visitation to be conducted by Church officials will focus on the 900 or so consecrated members and not on the group’s 70,000 lay people.

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