Archive of May 14, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 14, 2010

Only those who acknowledge Christ can be fair and just, says Lima cardinal

May 14, 2010 - 09:51 pm .- During a Mass for members of the judicial system, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima encouraged judges to acknowledge Christ, as only in this way can they seek “truth and justice, without being dominated by vengeance and resentment.”

Pro-gay rights campaign launched in Chilean capital

May 14, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- The movement, Homosexual Integration and Liberation in Chile, has launched an aggressive ad campaign on buses and billboards in the Chilean capital of Santiago in order to spread the idea that homosexual behavior is natural and to promote same-sex unions.

Tens of thousands to pack St. Peter's Square in support of Pope

May 14, 2010 - 04:19 pm .- Answering the call from the Italian Bishops' Conference-promoted National Consultancy of Lay Aggregations (CNAL), thousands of people are planning on attending the Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter's Square on May 16. The initiative aims to provide a visible sign of support, affection and gratitude for the Pope's ministry.

Mexican state celebrates after court upholds protection for unborn

May 14, 2010 - 02:09 pm .- Numerous organizations in the Mexican state of Queretaro celebrated a ruling by the State Supreme Court upholding legal protection to the unborn from the moment of conception.

Christian schools have 'right' to exclude those who undermine religious values, says FRC member

May 14, 2010 - 01:05 pm .- After a Catholic elementary school was recently corrected by the Boston archdiocese for canceling the admission of an 8-year-old student whose parents are a lesbian couple, a debate has ensued over the proper response of Christian schools to the admittance of children with same-sex couple parents.

Pope Benedict leaves Portugal with hope for renewal

May 14, 2010 - 12:05 pm .- The Holy Father spent the final day of his Apostolic Visit to Portugal in the nation’s “second city” of Porto where the main event of the day was Mass in the main square. Upon his departure from the city this afternoon he thanked the country for its hospitality and said he hopes to see a renewal of the Church.

Assassination plot by radical Muslims against Pope prevented

May 14, 2010 - 12:03 pm .- Two Moroccan students who attended a university in the central Italian city of Perugia were expelled from the country last month after it was discovered that they were conspiring to kill Pope Benedict. One of them allegedly said he wished to “earn a place in Paradise.”

Pope implores Catholics to join him in evangelizing

May 14, 2010 - 09:52 am .- Celebrating Mass in Porto, where he had arrived from Fatima early this morning, Pope Benedict called the faithful to witness the Resurrection and be missionaries of Christ. He urged Catholics not to let anything prevent them from spreading the Gospel, because if the Church rests on its laurels “it would be sure death in terms of the Church’s presence in the world.”

Vatican spokesman not surprised by record Fatima Mass turnout

May 14, 2010 - 09:01 am .- Fr. Federico Lombardi, the spokesman for the Vatican, said it was not a surprise that hundreds of thousands of people were in Fatima for Pope Benedict's Mass at Fatima yesterday. He recognized a "vitality" in the response and commented on the Holy Father's observation that the prophetic mission of Fatima is not complete.

Catholic League petitioning Empire State Building to honor Mother Teresa

May 14, 2010 - 08:27 am .- The Catholic League has launched a petition protesting the Empire State Building’s denial of an application to have the skyscraper’s lighting scheme commemorate Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. The organization sees a double standard in the decision, citing previous honors for the anniversary of China’s Communist Revolution.

Oregon bishop cautions against separating human dignity from immigrants

May 14, 2010 - 06:04 am .- In recent column, Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, Oregon spoke on the controversial topic of immigration, saying that although a nation has the “duty” to protect its borders, “remaining in a country illegally” does not eliminate a person's human dignity, nor his or her right to be treated “as a brother or sister.”

Eduardo Verastegui to host mega conference to benefit L.A. women’s center

May 14, 2010 - 03:24 am .- Manto de Guadalupe, a non-profit organization formed by Mexican Actor Eduardo Verastegui, will host a one-day Spanish-language “mega conference” and concert to benefit a new women’s medical center opening near downtown Los Angeles.

Dublin archbishop says Irish Catholics must acknowledge 'crisis of faith'

May 14, 2010 - 02:31 am .- In a candid talk on May 10, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin discussed the current state and hoped for future of the Catholic Church in Ireland, addressing not only the recently surfaced clerical sex abuse cases but the underlying problem of Catholics within the country experiencing a “crisis of faith.”

Archbishop encourages responding to same-sex 'marriages' with solid families

May 14, 2010 - 01:03 am .- During a Mass for Argentina’s bicentennial, Archbishop Mario Antonio Cargnello of Salta encouraged the faithful to combat gay “marriage” with a “commitment in support of the family.”