Archive of June 10, 2009

Archbishop Chaput gives 'Stoning of Soraya' two thumbs up

Jun 10, 2009 - 09:02 pm .- As the movie industry prepares to roll out its summer blockbusters, a sobering film from Steve McEveety explores the gripping story of an Iranian woman who is victimized by her husband. After seeing the movie, Archbishop Charles Chaput gave it his seal of approval and said it should remind people "how vigilant over our own hearts each of us needs to remain if we want to be human."

Archdiocese calls on Mexicans not to leave ballots unchecked

Jun 10, 2009 - 07:20 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico’s weekly “Desde la Fe,” has called on voters not to leave their ballots unchecked or to abstain from voting during the July 5 elections, saying that doing so would lead the country to democratic failure.

New archbishop of St. Louis vows to fight secular culture, promote vocations

Jun 10, 2009 - 05:55 pm .- The Cathedral of Saint Louis was packed on Wednesday afternoon as Archbishop Robert J. Carlson was installed as the Archbishop of Saint Louis. In his homily, the new archbishop pledged to oppose the prevailing secular culture and to continue his dedication to fostering priestly vocations.

Catholic Church agrees to mediate in Peruvian Amazon conflict

Jun 10, 2009 - 04:02 pm .- The president of the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Miguel Cabrejos, announced this week that the Church has agreed to participate in mediation intended to re-establish order in the Amazon region, where confrontations between natives and police have left dozens dead.

Archbishop Vigneron to head CUA Board of Trustees

Jun 10, 2009 - 02:02 pm .- Archbishop Allen Vigneron, the new head of the Archdiocese of Detroit, is taking on another new role as the head of the Catholic University of America's Board of Trustees.

Contraception and debt relief tackled by Catholic-Anglican dialogue

Jun 10, 2009 - 01:37 pm .- Catholics and Anglicans sat down in Cincinnati on May 25-26 to hold establish a dialogue on two issues that feature prominently in modern society: debt relief and contraception.

Pope Benedict XVI teaches on 'true authority'

Jun 10, 2009 - 10:24 am .- Fifteen thousand people were present in St. Peter’s Square for today's general audience with Pope Benedict XVI. In his address, the Pope summarized the work of St. John Scotus Erigena, an Irish theologian of the ninth century who taught that true authority and reason can never contradict each other.

UCLA student protests ban on mentioning Jesus in graduation speech

Jun 10, 2009 - 06:14 am .- A graduating student at the University of California at Los Angeles has charged that a department advisor forbade her from saying “I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” in her graduation speech, prompting the university to say it will allow the student statements to be read “as originally submitted.”

Christians in Nepal defy extremists’ demand to leave country

Jun 10, 2009 - 03:44 am .- Hindu extremists in Nepal have demanded that the country’s one million Christians leave the country, prompting churches to reject threats of violence. They emphasized that their mission in the country will not change.

San Francisco archdiocese’s tax dispute with city could cost $15 million

Jun 10, 2009 - 02:25 am .- A year-long conflict over whether the Archdiocese of San Francisco should face a tax bill of as much as $15 million for its property reorganization will soon come to a key moment in a June 16 appeals hearing.

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