Archive of November 5, 2010

Bishop requests historic cathedral no longer be referred to as mosque

Nov 5, 2010 - 09:58 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain has asked that the city’s historic cathedral be referred to as a Catholic church and not as a “mosque,” in reference to its past.

Controversial angels’ order given Vatican OK

Nov 5, 2010 - 05:53 pm .- The Vatican’s top doctrine office says a once-controversial association the promotes veneration of the angels is now in full conformity with Church teaching.

Bishops of Paraguay call for laws defending life and the family

Nov 5, 2010 - 05:49 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Paraguay has called for the defense of human life and the family, noting that a series of bills before the country's Congress could pose a threat to the fundamental values of society.

Pope to visit Spain as it searches for renewal

Nov 5, 2010 - 03:09 pm .- When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Spain this weekend he will find a society facing an economic crisis and the social implications of growing secularization and indifference to religion.

Pro-family leader emphasizes need for Pope's visit to Spain

Nov 5, 2010 - 01:52 pm .- Pro-family leader Ramon Novella spoke out on Nov. 4 emphasizing that the Pope's upcoming visit to Spain comes at a time when the country needs to hear his messages in support of life and the family.

Dramatic defeat of Iowa judges raises hopes for marriage amendment

Nov 5, 2010 - 10:27 am .- When U.S. voters are asked whether or not their state should retain its judges every two years, many aren't quite sure how to make their decisions. But a majority of Iowa voters knew exactly what they were doing, when they voted against retaining three of the state's Supreme Court justices on Nov. 2.

Pro-life leaders reflect on gains in Congress, fallout from health care law

Nov 5, 2010 - 06:01 am .- Pro-life Republican gains in Congress are “substantial” and are likely due to the Catholic vote, according to two pro-life leaders. However, a pro-life Democrat lamented her caucus’ losses, noting the need for reconciliation with the Catholic Church after a tough political fight over health care legislation.

Pope welcomes new seminary in Cuba

Nov 5, 2010 - 02:42 am .- Entrusting the new Cuban seminary to Our Lady of Charity, Pope Benedict in a message invited Cuban seminarians to identify themselves with Christ the Good Shepherd through prayer and study.

Venezuelan cardinal urges faithful to unite around Catholic bishops

Nov 5, 2010 - 12:51 am .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas has called on Venezuelans to remain united in Christ, ignoring attempts by the country's leaders to divide the Church.

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