Archive of March 31, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 31, 2010

Archdiocese denounces movement to extend hours of Mexico City nightclubs

Mar 31, 2010 - 10:05 pm .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Fr. Hugo Valdemar, spoke in opposition to members of the Federal District Legislative Assembly last week who proposed to extend the operating hours of nightclubs. The prelate also criticized the Democratic Revolution Party for promoting this initiative which will "lead to youth, family and social tragedies."

Former Legionaries: Fr. Garza is part of the solution, not the problem

Mar 31, 2010 - 06:59 pm .- Responding to Vatican analyst Sandro Magister’s article on the leadership of the Legion of Christ, two prominent former members of the congregation told CNA on Wednesday that Fr. Luis Garza LC, current Vicar General of the Legion, should be regarded as part of the solution and not the problem.

Pro-life Democrat sees flaws in executive order, urges further action

Mar 31, 2010 - 05:25 pm .- Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) remarked today that the new health care bill is “a major step in the wrong direction” in defending the unborn. Concerned that the executive order on abortion funding will likely be overturned by the courts, he reported that the order may undercut its own claims to apply Hyde language to the legislation.

Cardinal Levada denounces NY Times media attacks on Pope as 'deficient'

Mar 31, 2010 - 04:31 pm .- In a statement released on the Vatican website, Cardinal William J. Levada charged that the recent media attacks on the Holy Father by the New York Times concerning sex abuse within the Church are “deficient by any reasonable standards of fairness” that American readers have come to expect from major media outlets.

New York Daily News urges ‘Fairness for the Pope’

Mar 31, 2010 - 02:33 pm .- Reacting to the slew of articles from media outlets attempting to incriminate Pope Benedict in past clerical sex abuse cases, the New York Daily News published an editorial today calling for a fair analysis of the facts about the Pope’s involvement with such cases.

Triduum offers opportunity for a new beginning, notes Pope at audience

Mar 31, 2010 - 12:21 pm .- "We are living the holy days that invite us to meditate on the central events of our Redemption, the essential nucleus of our faith," said Pope Benedict at Wednesday's General Audience. The Pontiff then reviewed the upcoming rites of the Church and spoke of the significance of the Paschal Triduum as the "fulcrum of the entire liturgical year."

Satan behind media attacks on the Pope, asserts Italian exorcist

Mar 31, 2010 - 11:47 am .- Noted Italian exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, commented this week that the recent defamatory reporting on Pope Benedict XVI, especially by the New York Times, was “prompted by the devil.”

Priests for Life to honor Terry Schiavo with anniversary Mass

Mar 31, 2010 - 09:57 am .- Today, the fifth anniversary of the death of Terry Schiavo, Priests for Life will celebrate an honorary Mass and a day of prayer and advocacy on behalf of the vulnerable.

Thomas More College’s new president inspired by Pope Benedict

Mar 31, 2010 - 08:02 am .- The Spring 2010 semester at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is only Dr. William Fahey’s second semester as president of the school, but he has already rolled up his sleeves and stepped into his role as a Catholic leader and educator.

Cardinal Mahony praises Pope’s swift response to Los Angeles abuse cases

Mar 31, 2010 - 06:27 am .- Responding to controversial media reports about Pope Benedict’s handling of abusive clergy, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, the Archbishop of Los Angeles, has praised “without hesitation” the future Pope’s quick and helpful response to allegations in the California archdiocese.

Gonzaga University upholds ban on controversial play

Mar 31, 2010 - 03:19 am .- The Cardinal Newman Society reported on March 30 that Gonzaga University is upholding its ban on the controversial play “The Vagina Monologues” being performed at the Washington school.

US bishops make appeal for funding youth ministry

Mar 31, 2010 - 12:50 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Tuesday the 2010 Catholic Home Mission Appeal, which will urge dioceses around the country to “Strengthen the Church at Home” with their  financial support.