Archive of July 28, 2011

Mexican bishop confirms Vatican inquiry into his support for homosexual group

Jul 28, 2011 - 06:04 pm .- Bishop Raul Vera Lopez of Saltillo, Mexico has told a Mexican newspaper he has received “a series of questions” from the Vatican about his support for the San Elredo community, which holds positions on homosexuality that are contrary to Church teaching.

Spanish cardinal recommends that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue

Jul 28, 2011 - 01:56 pm .- Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera recently recommended that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue, while kneeling.

US Catholics mourn death of Archbishop Sambi

Jul 28, 2011 - 01:13 pm .- Catholics across the nation are grieving the loss of Vatican representative to the U.S. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on July 27, at the age of 73.

Youth coalition presents family-oriented message at UN summit

Jul 28, 2011 - 05:56 am .- “Usually when that sort of thing is read there's booing or hissing. But it was all applause,” said Tyler Ament, director of the International Youth Coalition, about the initial reaction to the presentation of his group’s “Statement of Youth to the U.N. and the World” at the U.N.’s General Assembly.

Catholic groups warn against cutting aid during East African drought

Jul 28, 2011 - 03:11 am .- Representatives from Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. bishops' conference have warned against making drastic cuts in the area of foreign aid, which could affect East Africans already suffering from a severe drought.

US bishops urge lawmakers to remember poor in budget debate

Jul 28, 2011 - 02:11 am .- In the midst of increasingly fierce budget debates, the U.S. bishops are urging lawmakers to look beyond partisan bickering and take into account the poor and vulnerable when deciding which funds get cut.

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