Archive of November 12, 2010

Cardinal calls Spain to put Pope’s message into practice

Nov 12, 2010 - 10:02 pm .- In a recent message, Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain emphasized the importance of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Spain and called all Catholics to put the Pontiff's words into practice.

Pro-family leader laments marriage crisis in Spain

Nov 12, 2010 - 05:46 pm .- The president of the Institute for Family Policy, Eduardo Hertfelder, has expressed disappointment in the state of marriage in Spain.

Papal appointees begin apostolic visitation of Irish Church

Nov 12, 2010 - 03:08 pm .- The Vatican announced on Nov. 12 that the Apostolic Visitation of the Irish Church has begun, following the directives in Pope Benedict XVI's pastoral letter to Irish Catholics.

President of exorcist association dies after long illness

Nov 12, 2010 - 01:59 pm .- The president of the International Association of Exorcists, Father Giancarlo Gramolazzo, died at the age of 65 on Nov. 8, after battling a long illness.  The association was founded in 1990 by world famous exorcist, Fr. Gabriele Amorth.

Seminarian may owe his life to Cardinal Van Thuan's intercession

Nov 12, 2010 - 06:30 am .- Doctors said Joseph Nguyen was dead. His heart rate was dropping beyond recovery, and all brain activity was gone. But while they wrote his death certificate, Joseph's parents were asking an old family friend for help: a Vietnamese cardinal who is being considered for beatification.

Argentinean pro-life leader criticizes attempts to legalize in vitro

Nov 12, 2010 - 02:47 am .- The director of the pro-life organization Movimiento Fundar in Argentina has released a statement explaining why in vitro fertilization should not be legalized in the country.

Kenyan bishop sees spiritual struggle in the fight against AIDS

Nov 12, 2010 - 12:14 am .- AIDS in Africa is more than a public health pandemic, according to Kenyan Bishop Anthony Muheria. The disease is a "deep spiritual and traumatizing wound," as he sees it, one that can only be healed through “spiritual comfort.”

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