Archive of January 6, 2009

Vatican congregation orders Jesuit theologian to stop teaching and publishing

Jan 6, 2009 - 11:05 pm .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ordered the American Jesuit theologian Fr. Roger Haight to stop teaching and publishing on theological matters. The academic’s work has been criticized for undermining Catholic teaching on the divinity of Christ, the Trinity, the importance of the Church, and issues related to Salvation.

Vietnamese government confiscates convent in ‘cheap trick’

Jan 6, 2009 - 10:14 pm .- A group of religious sisters who responded to an invitation to meet with the local Vietnamese government last month were very surprised and dismayed when the so-called meeting became a press conference announcing that the government would seize their monastery to convert it into a public square.

International Symposium to be held on renowned American Catholic writer

Jan 6, 2009 - 08:11 pm .- “Reason, Fiction and Faith” is the title of an International Symposium on the American Catholic author Flannery O’Connor that will take place in Rome April 20-22. 

CNA kicks off 2009 with new additions, services to site

Jan 6, 2009 - 06:39 pm .- CNA has started off the New Year with a list of new additions and improvements to our news service.  In addition to a new look, among the changes are a separate mobile-friendly site, an online Liturgical Calendar, a more comprehensive resource section and a new column that critiques media coverage of relevant topics.

Medical Association points out prophetic nature of Humanae Vitae

Jan 6, 2009 - 05:34 pm .- The president of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, Dr. Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, has outlined a series of scientific arguments that confirm the prophetic nature of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on artificial contraception.

Handicapped call for end to abortion of handicapped babies

Jan 6, 2009 - 03:11 pm .- The president of the Spanish Commission of Representatives of Handicapped Persons, Luis Cayo, has called for a reform of the law that legalizes abortion in cases of fetal deformation.

HIV being spread mainly through homosexual relations in Spain

Jan 6, 2009 - 12:10 pm .- The Anti-AIDS Independent Committee in Spain has called for behavioral changes among homosexuals in order to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, as 2007 data confirms that the disease is more prevalent in the homosexual population.

Pope calls children 'treasure and blessing for the world' on Feast of Epiphany

Jan 6, 2009 - 11:03 am .- During the Angelus on the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the children of the world, especially those who live in countries suffering from conflict or who are abused in different ways.

Pope Benedict prays for an end to violence in Gaza

Jan 6, 2009 - 10:35 am .- Following the Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square today, Pope Benedict XVI called on Israelis and Palestinians to find a way to establish dialogue and bring an end to the military confrontation engulfing the Gaza Strip.

Suspected anti-Prop. 8 vandals strike San Francisco church

Jan 6, 2009 - 05:49 am .- Opponents of Proposition 8 are suspected to have vandalized Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco over the weekend, spray-painting on the church black swastikas and the words “Ratzinger” and “Niederauer,” the respective last names of the Pope and the Archbishop of San Francisco.

Medical system in Gaza nearing collapse

Jan 6, 2009 - 02:05 am .- The latest reports coming out of the Gaza Strip indicate that medical personnel are having difficulty reaching the wounded and that the collapse of the medical system is imminent. Church officials are calling for a cease fire to treat the wounded.

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