Archive of October 6, 2009

Experts question scientist’s claim of reproducing Shroud of Turin

Oct 6, 2009 - 09:27 pm .- An Italian scientist is claiming to have re-created the burial cloth believed to have covered the crucified body of Jesus, called the Shroud of Turin.  However, CNA spoke with experts who maintain that there are still several major differences between the new shroud and the ancient one.

Cardinal Bergolgio prays to Our Lady of Lujan, asks for hearts filled with hope

Oct 6, 2009 - 07:13 pm .- Before the thousands of faithful gathered in Belgrano Square on Sunday to celebrate Mass in honor of Our Lady of Lujan, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, prayed to the Mother of God that she might “strengthen the hearts” of her children with hope.

Cardinal Urosa calls on Venezuelans to fight to preserve religious education

Oct 6, 2009 - 05:09 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, remarked to  Catholics recently that the Venezuelan government decided long ago to expel religion from schools, and therefore they should avoid the temptation to fall into secularism or yield to its onslaught.

Cardinal Cipriani prays to Lord of Miracles for protection of the unborn

Oct 6, 2009 - 02:33 pm .- During Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne prayed to the Lord of Miracles for protection of “the lives of the weakest and most innocent, of those who are in the wombs of their mothers.”

Homosexual unions are not marriages or families, says Mexican bishop

Oct 6, 2009 - 01:35 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Lerma Nolasco of Mexico City said this week that homosexual unions cannot be considered marriages or families.  “They can be called whatever you want, but never marriage,” he said.

Five continents reflect on Synod for Africa theme in second session

Oct 6, 2009 - 11:44 am .- The Synod for Africa commenced with its second full session on Monday afternoon, listening to how the synod's theme (The Church in Africa at the Service of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace: "You are the salt of the earth. ... You are the light of the world") is understood in South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Health care legislation still ‘deeply flawed’ on pro-life concerns, U.S. bishops’ officials say

Oct 6, 2009 - 06:31 am .- Officials with the U.S. bishops’ conference said that proposed health care reform legislation remains “deeply flawed” on pro-life issues, though they praised the bill for making health care more affordable to at-risk families.

Diocese says Supreme Court ruling on personnel files has constitutional implications

Oct 6, 2009 - 03:46 am .- The Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have expressed disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to extend a stay on the release of personnel files to several major newspapers. They said the refusal marked a “serious threat” to First Amendment rights.

Archbishop Chaput responds to Cardinal Cottier on the Notre Dame controversy

Oct 6, 2009 - 03:16 am .- The Italian daily Il Foglio published an article today entitled  "L'ascia del vescovo pellerossa - Charles J. Chaput contro Notre Dame e l'illustre cardinale sedotto dall'abortista Obama" (The ax of the red skin Bishop  - Charles J. Chaput against Notre Dame and the illustrious cardinal seduced by the pro-abortion Obama)  in which  the Archbishop of Denver contests some of the strongly pro-Obama assertions made by Cardinal Georges Cottier last July in the international Catholic magazine "30 Days."

In wake of bishop’s child porn scandal, archbishop reassures diocese of God’s ‘healing grace’

Oct 6, 2009 - 12:19 am .- Urging Catholics to rely upon “the healing grace of God,” the Canadian archbishop who took over the leadership of  the Diocese of Antigonish after its bishop resigned has published a reflection about the spiritual aftermath of the “unbelievable revelations and allegations.”

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