Archive of December 20, 2010

Papal preacher says new evangelization must return to ways of the apostles

Dec 20, 2010 - 07:32 pm .- The methods and means that served the apostles to evangelize the pre-Christian world are valuable to Christians today as they seek to "re-evangelize" secularized parts of the world, the Pope's preacher told CNA.

Christmas should make us more humane, says Spanish cardinal

Dec 20, 2010 - 06:09 pm .- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain noted Dec. 19 that Christmas “must make us all more humane.”  He explained that the season should bring Catholics to become “more united to those suffering from hunger and thirst, with the sick and the poor.”

A beautiful thing: Dr. Carlo Bellieni’s mission to the unborn

Dec 20, 2010 - 05:02 pm .- Dr. Carlo Bellieni, a neonatal doctor in Siena, Italy, is working tirelessly to change the way the world looks at unborn children.

Haitian bishop: Earthquake recovery enters new phase

Dec 20, 2010 - 02:58 pm .- With the one-year anniversary looming of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake that rocked Haiti, killing some 230,000 people, a bishop from the beleaguered island nation says that while the recovery has been slow, it is definitely moving forward with much help from the church.

Pope highlights UK visit, clerical sex abuse in 'state of the Church' address

Dec 20, 2010 - 02:40 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI gave what's considered the “state of the Church” address on Monday, highlighting his visit to the U.K., the Middle East synod, and the task of  combating child sex abuse within the Church and in the world at large.

Mexican archbishop urges reconciliation instead of violence

Dec 20, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- Archbishop Constancio Miranda Weckmann of Chihuahua is urging Catholics in Mexico “to seek out reconciliation and forgiveness through all means possible” in order to end the violence plaguing the country.

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