Archive of January 7, 2011

Papal envoy ends Vietnam's Jubilee Year with call to evangelization

Jan 7, 2011 - 08:52 pm .- Celebrating the close of a jubilee year for the Church in Vietnam, special Vatican envoy, Cardinal Ivan Dias urged Catholics to continue to evangelize their country.

Italian bishop urges international community to respect religious freedom

Jan 7, 2011 - 07:02 pm .- The president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, is urging the international community to ensure that religious freedom is respected “in all places and without exception.”

Belgian proponent of liberation theology under investigation for sexual abuse

Jan 7, 2011 - 05:10 pm .- Fr. Francois Houtart, a strong promoter of Marxist liberation theology, has admitted to sexually abusing a minor.

Pontifical North American College celebrating 150 years, and biggest class in a generation

Jan 7, 2011 - 03:12 pm .- After 150 years in Rome, some things at the Pontifical North American College are being changed but traditions and the root of its mission in the formation of future priests continue on.

Archdiocese calls on Mexicans to abandon veneration of St. Death

Jan 7, 2011 - 12:21 pm .- The spokesman of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Fr. Hugo Valdemar, is urging Mexicans to abandon the practice of venerating St. Death.

Need for better Catholic school books prompts mother to start publishing company

Jan 7, 2011 - 05:52 am .- As Cheryl Dickow was teaching English and Religion to Catholic junior high students over the course of several years, she began to notice a problem. Although she was able to provide books to her kids that addressed basic Christian values, she had difficulty finding material that was explicitly Catholic and saw the hunger her students had to learn more about the faith.

Pakistani archbishop says assassination shows dangerous rise in extremism

Jan 7, 2011 - 02:15 am .- Assassinated Pakistani Gov. Salman Taseer was a “staunch defender” of the rights of minorities and stood up to extremist groups, the Catholic Archbishop of Lahore said Jan. 6. The archbishop decried the mindset of “religious fanaticism” in the country and warned that its extremists are winning.

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