Archive of July 16, 2009

Southern Catholic College to become Legion of Christ institution

Jul 16, 2009 - 10:06 pm .- The Legion of Christ and Southern Catholic College have agreed to make the school a Legion institution, saying the move will advance Catholic higher education in Georgia.

World’s oldest IVF mother dies at 69, leaving two-year-old twins

Jul 16, 2009 - 06:43 pm .- A Spanish woman who became the world’s oldest mother after she lied about her age to obtain IVF treatment has died two years after she gave birth.

Vatican sports foundation criticizes FIFA for trying to ban religious expressions

Jul 16, 2009 - 04:26 pm .- The president of the John Paul II Foundation for Sports, Eddio Constantini, has severely criticized the president of the International Soccer Association Board (FIFA), Joseph Blatter, for seeking to prohibit religious speech during matches. Blatter's action came after the Brazilian team huddled for a prayer at the conclusion of the Confederations Cup.

Papal visits to Italian towns confirmed for September

Jul 16, 2009 - 03:36 pm .- Vatican Radio has announced the details of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visits to the Italian towns of Viterbo and Bagnoreggio on September 6.

Mexican cardinal says existence of devil must be taken seriously

Jul 16, 2009 - 02:26 pm .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said yesterday that the existence of the devil must be taken as fact, without exaggerating or minimizing his actions out of skepticism or credulity taken to the extreme.

Hindu extremists using death threats to force Christians out of Nepal

Jul 16, 2009 - 12:37 pm .- Following the recent bomb attack on the Cathedral of the Assumption, which was attributed to the Hindu group Nepal Defense Army, extremists are now threatening priests and religious in Nepal with death if they do not leave the country “within one month.”

Holy Father offers condolences for devastating plane crash in Iran

Jul 16, 2009 - 10:32 am .- Pope Benedict mourned the lives lost in yesterday’s Iranian plane crash in a telegram addressed the country’s apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Jean-Paul Gobel.  The Holy Father offered his condolences and said that he will pray for the families and for the repose of the souls of the 168 who died in the tragedy.

Vatican Museum to stay open for sunset experience

Jul 16, 2009 - 10:10 am .- Following the example of other museums in Europe, the Vatican Museum will stay open to the public late into the evening on Friday, July 24.

‘Extraordinary’ Arizona legislative session witnesses pro-life victories

Jul 16, 2009 - 05:55 am .- The Arizona Catholic Conference says the latest state legislature session was “truly extraordinary” and possibly the most pro-life session in Arizona history. Abortion restrictions were passed while tax credits for student vouchers and non-profits were preserved or expanded. Further, a weighty anti-immigrant bill went down in defeat.

Archbishop of Baghdad encourages Iraqi Christians to maintain hope

Jul 16, 2009 - 03:12 am .- In the wake of attacks on eight churches in Baghdad and Mosul, Archbishop Jean Benjamin Sleiman of Baghdad encouraged Iraqi Christians to maintain hope and to “trust in the country and in the path towards unity.”

Illinois parents claim victory as federal court reinstates parental notification on abortion

Jul 16, 2009 - 01:14 am .- In what one pro-life leader called an “incredible victory” for parents and children, a federal court has lifted an injunction against an Illinois law which entitles parents to notification before their minor daughters are taken for abortions.

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