Archive of October 4, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 4, 2010

World Youth Day website accepting donations

Oct 4, 2010 - 09:52 pm .- The organizers of World Youth Day Madrid 2011 announced this week that those wishing to make donations to defray the costs of the massive event can do so through a new website.

Head of Intercessors of the Lamb resigns after archdiocesan inquiry

Oct 4, 2010 - 09:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Omaha announced on Oct. 4 that the leader of contemplative group the Association of the Hermit Intercessors of the Lamb was asked to resign from her position following a canonical visitation. According to the archdiocesan spokesman, the questioning of the association's members produced “alarming” findings.

Italian news director: Catholic press should consider countering mass media spin

Oct 4, 2010 - 07:34 pm .- The role of the Catholic press today might be one of providing a service of "counter-information," said a prominent figure in the Catholic media on Monday. Speaking of the global challenges to the Catholic media today, the director of Italy's most important Catholic newspaper, Avvenire, called for news sources to strongly bear witness to the authenticity of Christianity.

Vatican paper rips Italian prime minister's bad jokes

Oct 4, 2010 - 06:09 pm .- Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister and a man with a reputation for being a wise-guy, was admonished by L'Osservatore Romano over the weekend for yet another joke told in bad taste. His latest "zinger" offends believers and victims of the Holocaust.

Vatican holds congress to examine Catholic Church and the media

Oct 4, 2010 - 03:06 pm .- People have come from all over the world to Rome this week to examine the Church's place in the technological age. Opening the deliberations, the head of the Vatican council for communications outlined some of the themes of the congress, which include a look at the identity and mission of Catholic media.

Lawsuits against Mexican cardinal driven by intolerance, charges archdiocese

Oct 4, 2010 - 02:03 pm .- The press office of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico announced last week that lawyers representing Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez are preparing to respond to the two lawsuits filed against him by the mayor of Mexico City.

Pope Benedict's Sicily visit draws another 'miracle' turnout

Oct 4, 2010 - 12:32 pm .- Contrary to preliminary reports from Sicily on Sunday, the crowds attending papal events in the island's capital city were "never before seen in Italy." According to an official from Holy See's Press Office who was on the ground at the event, this is just the latest occurrence in a continuous "crescendo" of "miracle" turnouts for Pope Benedict XVI.

Spanish cardinal expects 500,000 for Pope's Barcelona visit

Oct 4, 2010 - 11:53 am .- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona said last Friday that the archdiocese is expecting “nearly half a million people” to show up for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Barcelona, where he will consecrate the “Sagrada Familia,” or Church of the Holy Family.

Pope calls Sicilian families to courage against Mafia 'road of death'

Oct 4, 2010 - 05:17 am .- Speaking from a historical mafia stronghold on Sunday, the Holy Father raised his voice against evil and organized crime. He invited Sicilian families to instead take courage in the joy and strength found in the "big family" of the Church, a "sign and instrument of unity, peace and true liberty."