Archive of September 20, 2011

Evangelical leader defends religious symbols in Argentina

Sep 20, 2011 - 05:51 pm .- Marcelo Figueroa, an Evangelical leader, recently expressed opposition to a proposed measure that would ban religious symbols from public places in Argentina.

CNA launches resource page for new missal translation

Sep 20, 2011 - 04:52 pm .- Catholic News Agency has launched a comprehensive and user-friendly resource page to help prepare the U.S. faithful for the new Roman Missal translation.

Chile is called to respect life from its very beginning, says archbishop

Sep 20, 2011 - 01:56 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Chile, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati, said the most important legacy that Chileans must pass on is “absolute respect and love for life,” because everyone “has the right to a life of fullness, as children of God.”

‘No Meat Fridays’ return to England and Wales

Sep 20, 2011 - 11:55 am .- The practice of abstaining from eating meat on Fridays has returned to the Catholic Church in England and Wales after an absence of 27 years.

Cardinal O’Malley: initiative disguises ‘sheer brutality’ of assisted suicide

Sep 20, 2011 - 05:02 am .- A proposed Massachusetts ballot initiative to allow terminally ill patients to take a lethal dose of prescription drugs corrupts the medical profession and undercuts efforts to prevent suicide, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said.

Pope makes rare television address to German people

Sep 20, 2011 - 02:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI gave a rare television address in which he urged Germans to restore God to their horizon, just before he travels to the country later this week.

Teacher strike ends in Philadelphia with contract about Catholic identity

Sep 20, 2011 - 12:19 am .- Catholic high school teachers in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will return to classes after agreeing to a new contract on Sept. 19. The contract includes provisions about job security and the importance of the Catholic identity of the schools.

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