Archive of October 29, 2010

Expert encourages culture of global solidarity in response to financial crisis

Oct 29, 2010 - 07:44 pm .- The former president of the World Monetary Fund and advisor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Dr. Michel Camdessus, said this week a culture of global solidarity firmly grounded in ethics and that promotes the common good is needed to overcome the global financial crisis.

Bishop denies reports Brazilian president threatened to revise Vatican accords

Oct 29, 2010 - 06:12 pm .- The secretary general of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of Brazil, Bishop Dimas Lara Barbosa, and the spokesman for the Brazilian president, Gilberto Carvalho, are denying reports that President Lula da Silva threatened to revise the accords with the Vatican if Church leaders continued to question Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff’s stance on abortion.

Pope Benedict to visit Croatia next year

Oct 29, 2010 - 05:09 pm .- Croatia's Cardinal Josip Bozanić has announced that Benedict XVI will make a trip to Croatia in 2011. This will be his first time to the country as Pope.

Catholic magazine denounces violence against pro-life women in Argentina

Oct 29, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- In its November edition the Argentinean Catholic magazine Familia y Vida (Family and Life) has published a full report on the violent attacks against pro-life advocates that took place at the National Women’s Conference in the city of Parana between Oct. 9 and 11.

Pope 'very happy' for chance to visit Spain

Oct 29, 2010 - 11:57 am .- Fr. Federico Lombardi met with the press on Oct. 29 to present the schedule for the Pope's Nov. 6-7 visit to Spain. The trip is divided between two major Spanish destinations, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the Northwest region of Galicia and the Holy Family Church in Barcelona, the capital of the Northeastern Catalonia region.

Over 50,000 prepare to celebrate canonization of Br. Andre

Oct 29, 2010 - 10:02 am .- The Archdiocese of Quebec is expecting over 50,000 people to attend ongoing celebrations for the recent canonization of Canadian saint, Br. André Bessette.

Catholic League president spars with NPR over religious 'double standard' charge

Oct 29, 2010 - 06:03 am .- After National Public Radio fired commentator Juan Williams on Oct. 20, for saying on a television program that he felt unnerved by Muslims on airplanes, a number of persistent questions resurfaced about public discourse in a post-9/11 world, and the line between civility and censorship.

Hollywood celebrities record audio dramatization of New Testament

Oct 29, 2010 - 03:35 am .- With the support of a Vatican imprimatur, a celebrity voiced audio production of the New Testament is set to be released this week.

Congressman criticizes conviction of six Catholics in Vietnam as ‘sham court’

Oct 29, 2010 - 12:28 am .- After being arrested in a clash with police in a church-state property dispute, six Catholic villagers in Vietnam were convicted in a quick trial on Wednesday. One U.S. congressman criticized the proceeding as a “sham court,” noting the defendants’ lack of a lawyer.

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