Archive of November 23, 2010

Vatican spokesman’s remarks on condoms add to confusion, top US theologian says

Nov 23, 2010 - 06:36 pm .- Remarks by the Vatican spokesman intended to clarify the Pope's meaning on the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS have only caused further confusion, a leading U.S. moral theologian said.

Bishops highlight God's signs of hope to Chile

Nov 23, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- The bishops of Chile emphasized the recent signs of hope and encouragement God has given to the country in a message they released following their 100th plenary assembly.

Condom controversy overshadows official release of Pope’s new book

Nov 23, 2010 - 12:06 pm .- The Pope’s new book should not be reduced to one remark the pontiff makes about condoms, according to a leading Vatican official.

Catholic thinkers examine Tea Party movement and Church teaching

Nov 23, 2010 - 05:51 am .- This past election season “Tea Party” rallies were held around the country to protest government policy or to call for a new direction for the country. The movement even showed some substantial political clout at the ballot box. But is the movement compatible with Catholic social teaching?

England sees highest number of new seminarians in over a decade

Nov 23, 2010 - 03:11 am .- Seminaries in England have seen a rise in the number applicants this fall – the highest number in over a decade, according to the local bishops' conference.

Controversial bishop faces expulsion for hiring lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

Nov 23, 2010 - 01:01 am .- Leaders of the Society of St. Pius X threatened to expel controversial member Bishop Richard Williamson for hiring a lawyer with neo-Nazi ties. The bishop will appeal charges in a German court for publicly denying the scope of the Holocaust.

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