Archive of January 4, 2011

Sudan in transition: An interview with Dan Griffin of Catholic Relief Services

Jan 4, 2011 - 10:11 pm .- CNA recently spoke with Dan Griffin, Catholic Relief Services' Sudan adviser, about the Church's role in helping Sudanese citizens prepare for a referendum that could divide the war-torn country. Griffin is the main contact between the agency's U.S. headquarters, and agents on the ground in Sudan.

Archdiocese of Mexico City denounces city officials' intolerance

Jan 4, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City's weekly newspaper published an editorial criticizing the city's officials for their intolerance and for persecuting people of faith in 2010.

Pakistani governor’s murder causes shock, pessimism about end to blasphemy law

Jan 4, 2011 - 04:14 pm .- The assassination of a Pakistani governor who opposed the country’s blasphemy law will make it “virtually impossible” for anyone to speak out against it, the Archbishop of Lahore has warned.

Bishops of Chile oppose bill lifting abortion restrictions

Jan 4, 2011 - 03:53 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Chile recently expressed opposition to a bill that would legalize abortion in some cases. The bishops explained that the procedure can never be justified medically because it directly harms the dignity of the human person.

Spain dedicates World Cup trophy to St. James

Jan 4, 2011 - 11:23 am .- The president of the Spanish soccer association, Angel Maria Villar, and the coach of Spain’s national team, Vicente del Bosque, dedicated the country's World Cup trophy to St. James the Apostle on Dec. 27.

Church's role is critical in run-up to Sudan independence vote

Jan 4, 2011 - 05:53 am .- Sudan's Catholic bishops say their country “will never be the same again,” once a January 2011 referendum that could split Africa's largest country in two takes place. Leading up to the vote, the Sudanese Catholic Church is playing a central role in preparing the country for the vote and its possible consequences.

Apologetics conference targets challenges of ‘post-Christian’ America

Jan 4, 2011 - 02:22 am .- The California-based Napa Institute will hold its first annual apologetics conference July 28-30 on the theme “Catholics in the Next America.” The gathering aims to help participants respond to the moral and spiritual challenges of America’s emerging “post-Christian” culture.

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