Archive of June 14, 2009

Catholic bishops say U.K. equality bill fails to treat Christians equally

Jun 14, 2009 - 07:01 pm .- Catholic bishops in Britain have voiced “significant concerns” about a proposed Equality Bill, saying it treats the rights of religious believers as secondary and could force Catholic schools and care homes to remove crucifixes and holy pictures if someone finds them “offensive.”

N.Y. stem cell board approves payments for women's eggs

Jun 14, 2009 - 05:48 pm .- New York’s Empire State Stem Cell Board (ESSCB) decided on Thursday to commit funds to pay women to have their eggs harvested for embryo research. A member of the panel’s ethics board charged that the move was a “gross exploitation” of poor women and did not take into account the procedure’s health risks.

After fifty years, catechist is stepping down

Jun 14, 2009 - 02:00 pm .- Mae Groleau began teaching CCD after being approached by her parish priest as she waited to bring her children home from the parish catechism class one morning.  That was in 1959. Now, at age 94, Groleau is preparing to step down after 50 years of service.  

Pope Benedict: Feast of Corpus Christi is proof that God is love

Jun 14, 2009 - 10:15 am .- In his Sunday Angelus address to 15,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about Corpus Christi, the Body of Christ, as a manifestation of God and proof that God is love.

Upcoming social encyclical to explain values and limitations of market economy, Pope says

Jun 14, 2009 - 07:28 am .- On Saturday Pope Benedict XVI explained that his upcoming encyclical will not be a massive criticism deeming the market economy to be responsible for the current global financial crisis. Rather, it will be a presentation of the values that have to be “promoted and defended tirelessly” to achieve “human coexistence in freedom and solidarity.”

Church prepares to celebrate feast of Saint Albert Chmielowski

Jun 14, 2009 - 05:07 am .- The Church is preparing to celebrate the feast day of St. Albert Chmielowski this Wednesday.  Founder of the Albertine Brothers and Sisters, St. Albert is credited with being one of the saints who inspired the vocation of the young Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II.

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