Archive of July 27, 2009

Church does not approve of therapeutic abortion, reiterates diocesan official in Nicaragua

Jul 27, 2009 - 11:07 pm .- The Pastoral Vicar of the Archdiocese of Managua, Msgr. Miguel Mantica, said last week that the Catholic Church does not support or approve of abortion, nor does it approve of so-called "therapeutic" abortion.

Preparations continue in Missouri for popular Marian Days celebration

Jul 27, 2009 - 10:23 pm .- Carthage, Missouri is preparing for its 32nd celebration of Marian Days, an annual event popular among Vietnamese Catholics for its opportunities to worship and to reunite with friends and family. Between 50,000 and 70,000 are expected for the event, one of the largest Catholic gatherings in the United States.

Chilean rector calls Caritas in Veritate ‘essential reading’

Jul 27, 2009 - 08:45 pm .- The rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Pedro Rosso, said last week that the new encyclical by Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, is essential to read in order to defend the document against misguided media reports.

Pope Benedict names three new Vietnamese bishops

Jul 27, 2009 - 08:11 pm .- A month after he expressed hope for a "healthy collaboration" between the Catholic Church and the Vietnamese government, Pope Benedict XVI has named three new bishops for Vietnam.

Atlanta welcomes new auxiliary bishop

Jul 27, 2009 - 03:47 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Monsignor Luis Rafael Zarama, 50, as the auxiliary bishop of Atlanta.

Pope jokes about fractured wrist in Aosta

Jul 27, 2009 - 02:31 pm .- At the conclusion of Vespers at the Cathedral of Aosta on Friday, Pope Benedict XVI greeted the more than 20,000 faithful gathered outside the church and joked about his fractured wrist, wishing them “a pleasant vacation like the one I am having…but without any accidents.”

Pope Benedict laicizes priest connected to alleged Medjugorje apparitions

Jul 27, 2009 - 12:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has approved the laicization of Fr. Tomislav Vlasic, a priest leading the claims that the Virgin Mary has been appearing in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje. The priest has reportedly decided to leave the priesthood and his religious order.

Vatican: Holy Father fell while searching for light switch

Jul 27, 2009 - 11:41 am .- A Vatican spokesman has said that Pope Benedict XVI was looking for a light switch in his bedroom when he fell and broke his wrist while on vacation July 16, reports the Associated Press.

Benedict XVI emphasizes importance of relationship with God

Jul 27, 2009 - 10:53 am .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the greatness of God’s mercy and forgiveness at the Cathedral of Aosta, Italy, where he celebrated Vespers Friday afternoon.

Perpetual adoration returns to Boston after 40 year absence

Jul 27, 2009 - 10:26 am .- Two billboards featuring the Eucharist displayed in a monstrance tower over the streets in Brighton and East Boston. The words under the image read, “The Son’s rays for your soul.”  These advertisements are meant to get the word out about the return of perpetual adoration to Boston after a 40-year absence. St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine on Boylston Street will mark the start of adoration with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption.

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