Archive of October 11, 2011

Journalist urges Peruvians to defend Church from attacks

Oct 11, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- Reporter Diana Seminario of the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio recently exhorted Catholics in Peru to not remain silent and to defend the Church and her leaders against the attacks being leveled by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and some government officials.

Assisi meeting will emphasize pilgrimage more than prayer

Oct 11, 2011 - 05:05 pm .- This month’s meeting of world religious leaders in Assisi will downplay prayer as a feature of the event and will not contain inter-religious prayers.

Saudi police detain soccer player for showing tattoo of Christ

Oct 11, 2011 - 03:34 pm .- Saudi Arabia’s religious police detained a Colombian soccer player at a shopping mall on Oct. 7 for not covering up an image of Jesus tattooed on his shoulder.

California Catholic leaders decry child STD vaccinations

Oct 11, 2011 - 11:36 am .- Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez joined the California Catholic Conference in criticizing a new law that allows 12-year-olds to receive vaccinations against sexual diseases without their parent’s permission.

Cardinal Piacenza explains 'crisis' of Catholic priesthood

Oct 11, 2011 - 10:00 am .- In an exclusive interview, the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, addressed the “crisis” in the Catholic priesthood as portrayed by the media and said that each priest must respond by living his vocation faithfully.

Pennsylvania man’s miraculous healing will canonize Italian priest

Oct 11, 2011 - 06:00 am .- A Pennsylvania man says his miraculous healing shows God's outreach to those who seem far from their faith. The healing is credited to Blessed Louis Guanella, the Servants of Charity founder who will be canonized Oct. 23.

Presbyterian ordination of homosexual man could worsen global split

Oct 11, 2011 - 02:35 am .- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has ordained its first openly homosexual minister under a new policy allowing the practice. The action prompted one opponent to voice concerns the denomination is moving further away from mainstream Christianity.

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