Archive of May 27, 2009

Dialogue between faith and reason fundamental, says archbishop about Galileo case

May 27, 2009 - 11:09 pm .- Archbishop Giuseppe Betori of Florence said this week the dialogue between faith and reason is essential, especially in relation to the Galileo case, in order to overcome this “painful misunderstanding.”

Archbishop-elect of Toledo rejects abortion as 'just another form of contraception'

May 27, 2009 - 08:21 pm .- In comments this week about the Spanish government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s abortion laws, Archbishop-elect Braulio Rodriguez Plaza of Toledo said abortion could not be considered “just another form of contraception” and that the practice points to “a failure in the sexual education of Spaniards.”

Prop. 8 supporters pledge to ‘vigorously oppose’ federal lawsuits

May 27, 2009 - 07:00 pm .- As news comes that two prominent lawyers have challenged Proposition 8, pro-family supporters say they will “vigorously oppose” any further efforts in state and federal courts to invalidate or weaken the successful 2008 California ballot measure which restored the definition of marriage to being between a man and a woman.

Paya denounces prison conditions for members of Varela Project

May 27, 2009 - 06:01 pm .- The leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, denounced the inhuman conditions at the federal prison in Pinar del Rio, where Varela Project member Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona is incarcerated and has been on a hunger strike since May 15 to protest the poor treatment.  

Year of Priests to help rediscover beauty and identity of the priest

May 27, 2009 - 03:42 pm .- The Cognregation for the Clergy has issued a letter to the bishops of the world noting that the Year of Priests, decreed by Pope Benedict XVI to take place June 19, 2009 through June 19, 2010, is an occasion for “rediscovering the beauty and importance of the priesthood and the ordained,” as well as for promoting vocations.

Minnesota Catholics receive new shepherd

May 27, 2009 - 01:59 pm .- The Catholics in Minneapolis and St. Paul received a gift from Pope Benedict today when the Vatican announced that the Pope has appointed Father Lee Piché as an auxiliary bishop for the more than 850,000 faithful in the area.

Christian organization in Barcelona denounces attacks by abortion supporters

May 27, 2009 - 11:54 am .- The headquarters of the organization E-Cristians was attacked on Tuesday morning by abortion supporters who covered the walls with anti-life graffiti.

Holy Father says Church offers solution to society's ‘loss of belonging’

May 27, 2009 - 11:11 am .- Individualism and a loss of a sense of belonging are becoming more and more prominent in modern society, Pope Benedict said on Tuesday as he urged a greater understanding of what it means to belong to the Church.

Priest with a ‘missionary spirit' like Saint Paul to become bishop of Allentown

May 27, 2009 - 11:04 am .- A Delaware priest who was baptized by Bishop Fulton Sheen in 1960 has been named the new Bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Follow St. Theodore's example to escape poverty and selfishness, Pope advises

May 27, 2009 - 09:56 am .- In Wednesday's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI continued with his series of teachings on the great writers of the Eastern and Western Church by turning his attention today to St. Theodore the Studite, a Byzantine monk from the eighth century. Pope Benedict urged modern day Christians to follow the saint's example to combat poverty and to avoid spiritual self-centeredness.

Archdiocese of Newark leads the nation in priestly ordinations

May 27, 2009 - 06:35 am .- The Archdiocese of Newark on Saturday ordained 13 priests, the United States’ largest ordination class of 2009.

Archbishop of Dublin condemns ‘denial’ of abuse, warns of ‘last chance’ for renewal

May 27, 2009 - 03:11 am .- Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has addressed the recent report on physical and sexual abuse in Irish institutions, saying that the Church in Ireland must move out of “denial” and must never “water down” the suffering of abuse survivors. He warned that culpable religious orders face their “last chance” to renew their charism.

New ‘orthodox Anglican’ diocese forms in western U.S.

May 27, 2009 - 12:14 am .- A group of Anglicans who have broken from the Episcopal Church have formed a new diocese in the western U.S. to “carry the banner of Anglican orthodoxy.”

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