Archive of August 30, 2011

Pope asks forgiveness for 'cradle Catholics' who did not evangelize

Aug 30, 2011 - 07:09 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has asked forgiveness on behalf of generations of “cradle Catholics” who have failed to transmit the faith to others.

Archbishop Niederauer has unexpected heart surgery

Aug 30, 2011 - 06:11 pm .- Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco underwent a successful double bypass heart surgery on Monday morning.

Bishop describes Spanish family's decision as act of euthanasia

Aug 30, 2011 - 05:22 pm .- The Bishop of Huelva, Spain is declaring the decision to remove food and water from a 90-year-old comatose woman an act of euthanasia.

With Catholic university's status in the balance, Cardinal Cipriani urges dialogue

Aug 30, 2011 - 02:11 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima, Peru is calling for a peaceful end to the ongoing conflict between his archdiocese and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru that could cost the school its Catholic status.

Scottish archbishop tells Catholics not to kneel for communion

Aug 30, 2011 - 12:56 pm .- The Archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland has told Catholics in his archdiocese not to kneel to receive communion.

Calif. bill draws fire for letting children consent to STD vaccines

Aug 30, 2011 - 06:14 am .- Public action is needed to defeat a California bill that would allow children as young as 12 to consent to Gardasil vaccines without parental permission. Opponents say the proposal is a violation of parents’ rights and is motivated by the desire to prepare children for sexual activity.

Archbishop Gomez: new missal is ‘reverent and inspiring’

Aug 30, 2011 - 02:12 am .- The new translation of the Mass promises to help Catholics “enter more deeply into the mystery of the faith” in a way that continues the Second Vatican Council’s liturgical renewal, Archbishop José H. Gomez has said.

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