Archive of February 16, 2011

Catholic Church seeks to help victims of pirates

Feb 16, 2011 - 06:42 pm .- Officials at the Vatican just concluded a meeting to look at ways to meet the spiritual, material and psychological needs of sailors involved in pirate attacks.

Spanish cardinal urges Christians to love the Church as their mother

Feb 16, 2011 - 06:04 pm .- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain is exhorting Catholics to “love our holy Mother Church as we love our own mothers.”

Vatican cardinal: Adopted children need both a father and a mother

Feb 16, 2011 - 04:08 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, recently affirmed that adoption policies should prioritize “the good of the child, who needs both a father and a mother.”

St. John of the Cross shows that faith gives man 'wings,' says Pope

Feb 16, 2011 - 02:48 pm .- The spirituality and teachings of the “Mystical Doctor of the Church” offer an example of a man whose burdens where lightened by a love for Christ, Pope Benedict XVI said during today’s general audience.

Transparency in Church finances gives the faithful satisfaction, says cardinal

Feb 16, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- The head of Italy's bishops sees transparency in money-handling as one of the keys to the Church's credibility and a source of joy for parishioners who can track where their charity dollars are going.

Archbishop Dolan says claim he hid millions from abuse lawsuits is ‘malarkey’

Feb 16, 2011 - 05:46 am .- Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York criticized as “malarkey” and “ridiculous and groundless gossip” a lawyer’s claim that while he was the head of the Milwaukee archdiocese, he hid $130 million in archdiocesan funds so that victims of sexual abuse could not sue for it.

UK pro-lifers praise ruling against ‘bedroom abortions’

Feb 16, 2011 - 02:56 am .- Pro-life advocates say a British judge’s ruling that women cannot perform a “bedroom abortion” by taking pills at home instead of at a clinic will prevent abortions from being even more traumatic and widespread.

German bishops see recycled ideas in theologians' 'reform' letter

Feb 16, 2011 - 01:31 am .- Increasing numbers of European theologians have signed onto a set of proposals they say will “renew” the struggling German Church. But while the German bishops say they are willing to hold discussions, they have indicated that the proposal re-treads old ground and contradicts important Catholic convictions.

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