Archive of November 9, 2010

Archbishop pleas for peace at funeral for 18 murdered in Acapulco

Nov 9, 2010 - 09:57 pm .- Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia made an impassioned plea for peace in Mexico during a funeral Mass for the 18 men who were kidnapped and killed while on vacation in Acapulco.

Cardinal laments increase of 'radical secularism' in Spain

Nov 9, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid, Spain has expressed regret that Spain has become one of the most secular countries on issues such as the defense of life, marriage and the family.

Pope to Italian bishops: Families are key to a moral society

Nov 9, 2010 - 04:13 pm .- The Holy Father emphasized to the bishops of Italy on Tuesday that Church leaders need to support families, if they wish to ensure morality's presence and relevance in public life.

Papal visit marks milestone in history of Spain

Nov 9, 2010 - 02:53 pm .- Mayor of Barcelona, Jorge Hereu, has remarked that Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Spain was a “landmark” event in the country's history.

World Youth Day organizers release official hymn

Nov 9, 2010 - 01:41 pm .- The hymn for World Youth Day 2011, titled “Firm in the Faith,” was released on Monday. Based on the words of St. Paul, its lyrics declare “we walk in Christ.”

US bishops to address full slate of issues at fall meeting

Nov 9, 2010 - 07:04 am .- At their annual fall assembly, the U.S. bishops will elect a new president, vote on a new ecumenical agreement on baptism and discuss the reform of its social justice-funding arm, which has come under fire for possibly funding pro-abortion and pro-gay groups.

Episcopal bishop Robinson to resign, citing strain on 'husband' and faithful

Nov 9, 2010 - 02:56 am .- Citing the toll that worldwide publicity has taken on his “marriage” and on New Hampshire Episcopalians, Gene Robinson – the first openly homosexual man to become a bishop of the Episcopal Church – announced on Nov. 6 that he will begin a two-year process of resigning from his diocese.

Education is key to overcoming poverty, asserts Argentinean bishop

Nov 9, 2010 - 12:51 am .- The president of the Argentinean bishops’ Committee on Health Care Ministry has stated that education is necessary to break the cycle of poverty.

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