Archive of October 19, 2009

Diocese of Wilmington reluctantly files for bankruptcy

Oct 19, 2009 - 11:57 pm .- The Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware has announced that it has filed for bankruptcy, in part because of the expenses incurred in paying lawsuits by the victims of clerical sexual abuse. Bishop of Wilmington W. Francis Malooly called the move a “painful decision” he had hoped and prayed to avoid.

Uruguayans urged to remember issue of life in upcoming elections

Oct 19, 2009 - 10:46 pm .- The John Paul II Archdiocesan Institute of Bioethics has called on Uruguayans to remember the importance of life and the family when casting their votes in the upcoming October 25 elections. 

Argentineans reject pro-abortion farce in Tucuman and say yes to life

Oct 19, 2009 - 08:06 pm .- The self-titled “National Meeting of Women,” which recently took place in Tucuman, Argentina, was not the exclusive domain of pro-abortion propaganda as in recent years, but this year was attended by a well-prepared group of women who spoke up in defense of life and against abortion.

Italian media speculates: Vatican will announce massive reception of Anglicans into Catholic Church on Tuesday

Oct 19, 2009 - 06:41 pm .- Several Italian newspapers speculated today that the Vatican may possibly welcome a large number of members from the Traditional Anglican Communion into the Catholic Church on Tuesday.  The group previously separated from the Anglican Communion due to issues such as the ordinations of both women and sexually active homosexuals.

Bishops of Peru call on lawmakers to defend life in every situation

Oct 19, 2009 - 05:38 pm .- In a statement released last Friday, as Peru's Congress debated a new law that would legalize abortion in some cases, the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference called on lawmakers to always defend life. The prelates also reminded them that the defense of the unborn “should not allow for any exceptions or doubts of any kind.”

Fr. Jenkins re-elected President of Notre Dame as Catholic identity questions linger

Oct 19, 2009 - 04:48 pm .- The Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame has elected Fr. John I. Jenkins, CSC, to a second five-year term as university president. While Notre Dame officials praised him for his commitment to the Catholic character of the school, others have questioned the direction of the prestigious school.

Protecting rights of children will bear fruit in a culture of peace, Holy Father says

Oct 19, 2009 - 02:29 pm .- In a brief greeting to the participants of the SIGNIS World Congress, which began on October 17 in Thailand, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged efforts by those working in communications to promote the rights of children and to make them a priority in their daily work, so that they might bear fruit in a culture of peace.

Indiana priest appointed to serve as bishop out West

Oct 19, 2009 - 12:29 pm .- Today it was announced that an Indiana priest, Fr. Paul D. Etienne, will become the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Fr. Etiene, 50, who is currently a pastor in Tell City, Indiana will fill a see that has been vacant since July 2008.

Two million at March for Life in Madrid

Oct 19, 2009 - 12:28 pm .- Organizers estimate that two million Spaniards took part in the March for Life on October 17 in the Spanish capital of Madrid to express opposition to a new abortion law proposed by the government of President Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero.

Great music can be prayer, Pope says after concert

Oct 19, 2009 - 11:58 am .- After listening to a piano concert on Saturday evening, Pope Benedict offered his reflections on “great music,” saying that it can become prayer.

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