Archive of September 24, 2011

Church in West suffering crisis of faith, says Pope

Sep 24, 2011 - 07:17 pm .- “The real crisis facing the Church in the western world is a crisis of faith,” Pope Benedict XVI told gathering of lay Catholics Sept. 24.

US ban on human embryo patents draws praise

Sep 24, 2011 - 05:44 pm .- Pro-life leaders welcomed the recent passage of the “Weldon Patent Ban,” which makes permanent a prohibition on patenting human embryos. Previously, the ban had to be annually renewed.

Pope promotes Catholic-Orthodox defense of traditional values

Sep 24, 2011 - 04:46 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has urged Catholic and Orthodox Christians to work together to defend human life and promote the traditional family.

Pope greets people of Freiburg

Sep 24, 2011 - 02:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told the people of Freiburg that he had come “in order to pray together” and “to proclaim the word of God and to celebrate the Eucharist.”

Vietnamese-American family visits to give thanks to adoptive parish

Sep 24, 2011 - 01:15 pm .- Tue and Ro Pham prayed the rosary every night with their children in a village near Saigon in Vietnam.

Saints change the world, Pope declares

Sep 24, 2011 - 12:30 pm .- “Saints, even if there are only a few of them, change the world,” Pope Benedict XVI said to a congregation of over 50,000 in the German city of Erfurt on Sept. 24.

Catholic ethicist calls for transparency in organ donor controversy

Sep 24, 2011 - 07:16 am .- A top Catholic ethicist is calling for donor guidelines that are clear to the public after a proposal was made to allow surgeons to retrieve organs from donors less than two minutes after their hearts stop beating.

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