Archive of September 27, 2009

Universities are accountable to the ‘authority of truth,’ Pope Benedict says

Sep 27, 2009 - 07:03 pm .- During a meeting with academics held at the famous Castle of Prague Sunday evening, Pope Benedict called professors and students to exercise academic freedom as a gift that must bring them to know and proclaim the truth.

Watchdog group ‘pleased’ with defunding of grantees who violate Catholic teaching

Sep 27, 2009 - 05:04 pm .- A watchdog group which discovered that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has given grants to groups which support abortion and same-sex “marriage” has said it is pleased that the campaign has taken steps to defund at least two of the organizations.

Pope warns against attempts to marginalize Christianity from public life

Sep 27, 2009 - 03:58 pm .- During a meeting held this Sunday afternoon at the Archdiocese of Prague, Pope Benedict XVI warned members of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Czech Republic that in a country where about half the population claim to be “non-believers,” there is a risk that Christianity will be marginalized from public life.

Christ is mankind’s certain hope, Pope Benedict tells Czech faithful

Sep 27, 2009 - 10:31 am .- At Sunday’s Papal Mass at the airport in Brno, Czech Republic, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Christ to be mankind’s only certain hope. In a world in which too much trust in placed in human projects, the Pope explained, this is the message that Christians are called to spread every day through their witness.

Church to celebrate feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Sep 27, 2009 - 04:53 am .- Catholic around the world will honor the life of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, or St. Thérèse of Lisieux on her feast day, October 1.  St. Thérèse was born January 2, 1873 in Alençon, France to pious parents, both who have been declared venerable by Pope John Paul II. Her mother died when she was four, leaving her father and elder sisters to raise her.

Right to health care is grounded in sanctity of human life, U.S. bishops consistently hold

Sep 27, 2009 - 02:54 am .- The Catholic bishops of the United States have continually emphasized that the right to adequate health care “flows from the sanctity of human life,” a spokeswoman for the Wisconsin bishops has noted.

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