Archive of March 28, 2009

God Squad ‘pumping up’ students again this Lent

Mar 28, 2009 - 06:48 pm .- Every morning during Lent – Monday through Saturday – teams of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Kansas students gather in the school’s auditorium for their spiritual workout. This Lent marks the God Squad’s fifth anniversary.

Notre Dame draws Texas fire from Cardinal DiNardo

Mar 28, 2009 - 04:46 pm .- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, on Friday became the first American cardinal to publicly criticize the University of Notre Dame for inviting President Barack Obama to be this year's commencement speaker and to award him with an honorary law degree.

Vietnamese court upholds questionable conviction of eight Catholic protesters

Mar 28, 2009 - 12:20 pm .- After “highly spirited” protests and reports of Vietnamese authorities’ interference with their legal representation, a Hanoi appellate court on Friday rejected the appeal of eight Catholic parishioners convicted of disturbing public order and damaging property during demonstrations seeking the return of confiscated church land.

‘Sound bite’ reporting missed Pope’s Africa message, Knight of Columbus head says

Mar 28, 2009 - 08:20 am .- The poor reporting which inflamed controversy over Pope Benedict XVI’s comments on condom use in African HIV prevention missed his “larger message,” Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson has charged. He claimed the media have created a sound bite “gotcha” game in which reporters and commentators uncritically accepted the opinions of papal critics.

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