Archive of December 10, 2010

Abandonment of God carries dehumanizing consequences, warns cardinal

Dec 10, 2010 - 05:51 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments remarked that Catholics “cannot remain indifferent to the problems that arise in social, cultural, economic and political environments,” because “nothing that is truly human is foreign to her.”

China trying to prove it is 'master of the Church,' missionary priest warns

Dec 10, 2010 - 05:00 pm .- Father Bernardo Cervellera, a longtime observer of Sino-Vatican affairs, is deeply troubled by recent moves made by China’s communist authorities.

Chilean bishop calls for prison reform following tragic fire

Dec 10, 2010 - 04:02 pm .- The president of the Chilean bishops’ conference is calling for prison reform in the country after 81 inmates died in a fire at the San Miguel Prison on Dec. 8.

Colombian bishops praise announced release of hostages by rebel forces

Dec 10, 2010 - 04:00 pm .- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba Villota, has praised a decision by rebel forces to release five hostages.

Vatican delegations meet with Palestinians, Israelis, in separate negotiations

Dec 10, 2010 - 02:09 pm .- Talks appear to be moving forward for the Vatican in Palestine and Israel. Vatican delegations met with representatives this week to discuss the Church's status in each of the two contentious Middle Eastern areas.

Pope decrees sainthood for Italian, beatification for 11 others

Dec 10, 2010 - 12:26 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has advanced the sainthood causes of 16 Catholics. The announcement was made following the Pope’s meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican’s office for the causes of saints, Dec. 10.

Court case and congressional inaction put embryonic stem cell research in limbo

Dec 10, 2010 - 05:11 am .- The fate of federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research remains in question as a federal appellate panel considers its legality. Pro-life leaders have backed broad restrictions on the funding, saying congressional inaction is due both to uncertainty and to the success of adult stem cell research.

Catholic radio network having an impact in western US, survey suggests

Dec 10, 2010 - 03:31 am .- Immaculate Heart Radio network listeners who responded to a survey say they are more active in their parishes as a direct result of listening to Catholic radio.

Cardinal appoints commission to revise Legion of Christ constitution

Dec 10, 2010 - 01:42 am .- Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the pontifical delegate to the Legion of Christ, has appointed the members of the commission which will oversee the revision of the constitution of the troubled religious congregation.

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