Archive of June 3, 2009

Population researcher awarded by Catholic scientists

Jun 3, 2009 - 10:31 pm .- Yesterday, pro-life scholar Steven Mosher was presented with the “Blessed Frederic Ozanam” award by the Society of Catholic Social Scientists for his work as a pro-life author, speaker and researcher.

Holy Spirit helps to overcome frontiers, archbishop tells immigrants

Jun 3, 2009 - 08:16 pm .- Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra of Valencia, Spain said this week during the closing of a congress for immigrant families that the Holy Spirit helps to overcome all “barriers, distances and divisions.”

Anglican bishop: Manner of Fr. Cutié’s conversion will harm Catholic-Episcopal relations

Jun 3, 2009 - 06:28 pm .- The Anglican Bishop of Peru has said the “very lamentable” manner of Fr. Alberto Cutié’s entry of the Episcopal Church following a sex scandal will cause “deep problems” between the two communions.

Spanish archbishop warns democracy without values becomes dictatorship

Jun 3, 2009 - 05:28 pm .- Archbishop Francisco Javier Martinez of Granada, Spain has called for the recovery of morals in society and warned that “a democracy without values ends up becoming a dictatorship.”

Pope Benedict sends condolences to relatives of Air France flight victims

Jun 3, 2009 - 02:52 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his condolences to the relatives of the Air France flight which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean on Monday during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

Archdiocese of Mexico rejects cartel threats against bishops

Jun 3, 2009 - 02:06 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City has published an editorial in its weekly newspaper, Desde la Fe, revealing that some Catholic bishops have been been threatened by the criminal group known as La Familia.

Bishop George Lucas appointed to Archdiocese of Omaha

Jun 3, 2009 - 11:43 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop George J. Lucas, 59, to serve as the new Archbishop of Omaha, after accepting the resignation of Omaha’s Archbishop Elden Curtiss.

St. Rabanus reminds us to give time to God, Pope teaches

Jun 3, 2009 - 10:22 am .- At today's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the life of St. Rabanus Maurus, whom the Holy Father said speaks to us today by reminding Christians to set aside time for God, whether at work or on vacation.

Ethicists warn against money for human egg donations

Jun 3, 2009 - 06:09 am .- The state of New York is considering several proposals which would pay women who donate their eggs for research purposes, leading some Catholic ethicists to worry the move would induce poorer women to risk their health and become involved in unethical human embryo research.

U.S. government defends Mojave Desert Cross memorial in Supreme Court case

Jun 3, 2009 - 03:38 am .- The U.S. government has defended the constitutionality of the 75-year-old Mojave Desert Cross which memorializes World War I veterans.

Australian bishops invite ‘come home’ Catholic campaign to country

Jun 3, 2009 - 12:40 am .- Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell and the forty-four bishops of Australia have invited the head of the successful media effort Catholics Come Home to bring the outreach program to their country. In the Diocese of Phoenix, the initiative has already brought some 92,000 Catholics back into the Church.

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