Archive of February 23, 2009

Benedict XVI warns of growing acceptance of eugenics

Feb 23, 2009 - 11:30 pm .- On Saturday the Holy Father met with participants of a congress titled, “New frontiers of genetics and the dangers of eugenics."  In his address, the Pontiff cautioned against the threat of eugenics and encouraged his audience to love those often rejected by society. 

Church in Cuba needs more room for action, lay magazine asserts

Feb 23, 2009 - 10:42 pm .- The magazine Espacio Laical of the Archdiocesan Council of Laity of Havana, has repeated the request by the Church in Cuba that it have more room for action to be able to carry out its work of evangelization and thus contribute to the building of a “Cuban Homeland.”

Same-sex unions bill advances in Hawaii

Feb 23, 2009 - 10:29 pm .- A bill passed by the Hawaii House this month could legalize same-sex civil unions if the state Senate approves and the governor does not veto the legislation.

Denver archbishop warns against ‘spirit of adulation’ surrounding Obama

Feb 23, 2009 - 09:03 pm .- Canadians packed St. Basil’s Church in Toronto on Monday evening to hear Archbishop Charles Chaput speak about how Catholics should live out their faith in the public square. He warned that in the U.S., Catholics need to act on their faith and be on guard against "a spirit of adulation bordering on servility" that exists towards the Obama administration.

Archbishop Dolan prays for future ‘full of hope’ in New York City

Feb 23, 2009 - 08:01 pm .- Archbishop of Milwaukee Timothy Dolan, whose appointment to become Archbishop of New York was announced on Monday, has commented on his appointment in a letter to the Catholics of Milwaukee and at a New York City press conference. Saying it will be “very tough” to leave Milwaukee...  

"Catholic Advocate" has Brownback support, organization confirms

Feb 23, 2009 - 07:30 pm .- The new initiative "Catholic Advocate," whose goal is to expose politicians "who hide their pro-abortion record behind a smokescreen of faith," confirmed to CNA that they do have the support of Senator Sam Brownback for their initiative.

Freedom is found through service to others, teaches Holy Father

Feb 23, 2009 - 07:09 pm .- During a visit to the Major Roman Seminary to celebrate the feast of its patroness, Our Lady of Trust, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the concept of freedom explaining that it is only achieved in service to others.

Ministry of Education could become subject of lawsuit over socialist course

Feb 23, 2009 - 05:42 pm .- The organization Professionals for Ethics announced it is studying the possibility of denouncing the Ministry of Education for promoting indoctrinating materials in the course Education for the Citizenry.

Bishops of India strongly reject euthanasia

Feb 23, 2009 - 04:52 pm .- The 120 Latin-rite members of the Bishops’ Conference of India concluded their plenary assembly on February 18 with a categorical rejection of a case taken up by the Supreme Court of Delhi that would allow for euthanasia of the terminally ill.

Legion of Christ to respond to scandal on Tuesday

Feb 23, 2009 - 03:02 pm .- Vatican officials confirmed to CNA on Monday that the leadership of the Legion of Christ will release a major statement in response to the controversy surrounding the double life of its founder and the future of the order. The statement will be released on Tuesday “or Wednesday at the latest.”

Milwaukee bishops praise Dolan, bid him farewell

Feb 23, 2009 - 01:11 pm .- Following the announcement that Archbishop of Milwaukee Timothy Dolan will become the new Archbishop of New York, the two Milwaukee bishops who served under him are speaking of his warm personality and commitment to Christ, as well as assuring him of their prayers.

Pope expresses his ‘great sadness’ at death of Vietnamese cardinal

Feb 23, 2009 - 11:13 am .- The retired archbishop of Hanoi, Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung, who endured years of house arrest under the Vietnamese Communist regime, passed away on Saturday at the age of 89.

Missionary to Hawaii will be canonized in October

Feb 23, 2009 - 10:37 am .- On Saturday, the Holy See announced the dates for the canonization ceremonies of ten blessed including Blessed Mary of the Cross Jugan and Fr. Jozef Damian de Veuster, the Belgian priest who served lepers in Hawaii.  The ten blesseds will be elevated to sainthood either on April 26 or October 11.

Pope Benedict appoints Archbishop Dolan to head Catholic Church in NY City

Feb 23, 2009 - 07:50 am .- Today Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee to become the next Archbishop of New York, a see that the Vatican more than once has described as “the capital of the world.”

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