Archive of June 28, 2009

ACLU affiliate sides with Diocese of Bridgeport over lobbying investigation

Jun 28, 2009 - 03:17 pm .- The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut has protested a state investigation into whether the Diocese of Bridgeport should be categorized as a lobby group for fighting a bill that would have forcibly reorganized the Catholic Church. The group argues the investigation jeopardizes the core First Amendment rights of both the Church and all state residents.

Pope Benedict sums up Pauline Year as Year for Priests begins

Jun 28, 2009 - 10:17 am .- On Sunday Pope Benedict XVI addressed thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the recitation of the Angelus prayer. Benedict XVI summed up the Pauline Year, which comes to an end tonight, and told those present to follow St. Paul in their passion for Christ and the Gospel.

Italian newspaper reveals key paragraphs from Pope's upcoming social encyclical

Jun 28, 2009 - 09:45 am .- The upcoming social encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI "Caritas in veritate" - Charity in truth - will bear the date of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, but will likely become public on July 6 or 7, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera said on Saturday.

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