Archive of April 22, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 22, 2010

Expert agrees that pedophilia is linked to homosexuality

Apr 22, 2010 - 10:07 pm .- The newspaper, El Diaro de Chile, published an article last week by Spanish psychologist Jose Maria Amenos Vidal titled, “Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the scientific evidence that supports the relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia.”  The author asserts that the cardinal was correct in affirming such a link during his visit to Chile.

Macedonia's spiritual heritage can help secular Europe, Pope says

Apr 22, 2010 - 08:58 pm .- Meeting with the Ambassador of Macedonia to the Holy See on Thursday, the Holy Father expressed "great respect and consideration" for the cultural and spiritual heritage of the country. He also said he hopes that Macedonians will carry forward their principles to confront the relativistic and secular aspects of European society.

Under fire over letter, Cardinal Castrillón withdraws from celebrating D.C. Mass

Apr 22, 2010 - 07:17 pm .- Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos will not celebrate a Solemn High Mass in honor of Pope Benedict’s pontifical anniversary, following recent reports that the prelate endorsed a clerical sex abuse cover up.

Italian politician urges Catholics to strongly defend Pope Benedict

Apr 22, 2010 - 05:55 pm .- European parliamentarian Rocco Buttiglione recently called on Catholics to strongly defend Pope Benedict XVI from media criticism.  He noted that pedophilia among priests is “much lower than it is in any other professional sector,” and accused the media of “trying to scare families into thinking that it is dangerous for their children to be Catholic.”

Cardinal of Turin introduces novena for Pope's visit to Shroud

Apr 22, 2010 - 03:53 pm .- Cardinal Severino Poletto has invited the faithful to complete a novena as the Pope’s visit to the Cathedral of Turin approaches. Stressing the spiritual foundations of the May 2 visit, the cardinal encouraged prayer as a means of living the "true meaning" of the event.

Abuse victim in Malta: Pope Benedict XVI is a 'saint'

Apr 22, 2010 - 01:46 pm .- Vatican analyst Andrea Tornielli spoke with Joseph Magro, 38, one of eight victims of clerical abuse who met with Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to Malta.  Magro said the meeting “was truly a most beautiful gift, after all this suffering, we all cried, even the Pope.”

English and Welsh bishops issue apology over sex abuse

Apr 22, 2010 - 12:31 pm .- In response to the media coverage of clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the bishops of England and Wales expressed today their “heartfelt apology and deep sorrow” to victims of sexual abuse and for the Church's previous handling of the scandal. The bishops appealed for prayers, recognized Pope Benedict’s “wise and courageous leadership” and pledged their commitment to the protection of children.

Hackers sabotage Argentinian Catholic news site

Apr 22, 2010 - 12:07 pm .- Yesterday, the Argentinian Catholic News Agency ( reported that hackers sabotaged its website and left anti-Catholic messages posted on its main page.

Pope Benedict accepts resignation of third Irish bishop

Apr 22, 2010 - 10:12 am .- The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of another Irish bishop implicated in the Irish government's Murphy Report. Bishop Jim Moriarty, who has officially been relieved of his assignment as Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, expressed his hope that his resignation would honor survivors and create a better future.

Pro-life Catholic widow seeks Florida Congressional seat to help support families

Apr 22, 2010 - 08:20 am .- A pro-life, pro-family Catholic widow named Karen Diebel is seeking the Republican nomination for a Congressional seat in Orlando, Florida, saying it is “critically important” to have a voice for such issues represent the district.

Supreme Court to hear case on publicizing names of marriage supporters

Apr 22, 2010 - 04:58 am .- In an effort to prevent traditional marriage supporters from being targeted and harassed, lawyers in Washington state have filed a brief with the Supreme Court to keep the personal information of over 138,000 people private. Arguments will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28.

Rosary booklets to be distributed to Zambia inmates on death row

Apr 22, 2010 - 03:31 am .- Maximum security prisoners and death row inmates in Zambia will receive booklets about the Rosary through a joint initiative of two U.K.-based charities.

Pro-life group working to 'replace' congressmen who supported health care bill

Apr 22, 2010 - 01:02 am .- The Family Research Council Action PAC announced plans to raise $500,000 in an effort to “replace” self-described pro-life congressmen and women who voted in support of health care reform.