Archive of March 1, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 1, 2010

Catholic intellectual explains why education must require restrictions

Mar 1, 2010 - 10:57 pm .- Rocco Buttiglione is a prestigious Catholic intellectual who in 2004 was deprived of a post in the European Union Commission because of his faith and “conservative” views.  In a recent article for L’Osservatore Romano he explains that education demands a series of restrictions as well as a formation in authentic freedom in order to seek truth.

Caritas mobilizes aid for Chile earthquake victims

Mar 1, 2010 - 09:08 pm .- Following the massive 8.8 earthquake which hit near the city of Concepción, Chile on Saturday, the international Catholic aid organization Caritas mobilized Chilean and international task forces to help the nearly two million people affected by the quake.

Bishops of Spain: Abolish new abortion law as soon as possible

Mar 1, 2010 - 06:58 pm .- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Auxiliary Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, is calling for the country's new law on abortion to “be abolished as soon as possible.”

Rosaries for unborn campaign drawing prayers worldwide

Mar 1, 2010 - 06:12 pm .- A Catholic group leading a multi-national prayer effort has had 3,000 people register from countries all over the world to pray a Rosary for the unborn. The May 7-9 prayer event, “One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies,” is being coordinated by the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization.

Denver youth minister encourages abstinence in fight against AIDS

Mar 1, 2010 - 05:11 pm .- Nearly a year after the Holy Father visited Africa and sparked controversy over the ineffectiveness of condoms in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, the facts continue to speak in favor of the Pope, a Denver youth and young adult minister told CNA.

Catholic Relief Services begins 'Jesus in Disguise' campaign

Mar 1, 2010 - 03:48 pm .- Catholic Relief Services recently began its “Give Hope to Jesus in Disguise” initiative, which is a collection that will take place in parishes across the U.S. on March 14.

Feminists discuss strategy to legalize abortion in Latin America

Mar 1, 2010 - 02:53 pm .- Pro-abortion leaders gathered at the Latin American Forum of Strategies for the Legalization of Abortion last week in Bogota, Colombia where they discussed their intention to take advantage of ambiguous international laws to pressure governments in the region to legalize the procedure.

Ugandan bishops begin 'ad limina' visit in Rome

Mar 1, 2010 - 01:09 pm .- Bishops from Uganda met in audience with Pope Benedict XVI on Monday morning at the Apostolic Palace. A delegation of five representatives from the country were at the Vatican for their “ad Limina Apostolorum” visit.

Priestly celibacy is not the cause of sexual abuse, reaffirm German bishops

Mar 1, 2010 - 01:07 pm .- At the conclusion of their plenary assembly, the Bishops’ Conference of Germany issued a statement regarding the “cases of sexual abuse by clergy members during the 1970s and 80s.”  They noted that “priestly celibacy, as experts have confirmed, is not the cause of these acts of sexual abuse.”

Patriarch Bartholemew receives birthday letter from Pope

Mar 1, 2010 - 12:16 pm .- Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople Bartholemew I received a message from Pope Benedict XVI for his 70th birthday, which falls on Feb. 29. The Pope included words of thanks, prayer and encouragement for further unity between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

Swiss Guard completes Lenten spiritual exercises

Mar 1, 2010 - 11:48 am .- During last week's lull in public events and audiences at the Vatican due to the annual Lenten retreat, the Swiss Guard and other Vatican security staff also participated in retreats.

Holy Father praying for economy and African Catholics in March

Mar 1, 2010 - 10:55 am .- Today the Vatican announced Pope Benedict XVI's intentions for the month of March. The Pope is praying for a just global economic system as well as the Church in Africa.