Archive of January 27, 2011

US bishops oppose return to workplace immigration raids

Jan 27, 2011 - 08:00 pm .- Speaking for the U.S. bishops, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told the House Judiciary Committee on Jan. 26 that the country should not return to a model of immigration enforcement based on workplace raids. Instead, he urged lawmakers to seek immigration reform that is both humane and just.

Priest calls for truth to be revealed in 2010 murder of bishop in Turkey

Jan 27, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- A parish priest in Turkey is calling for a “fair trial that establishes the truth” about the murder of  Bishop Luigi Padovese.

Pope's example should be model for priests, Italian bishops’ head urges

Jan 27, 2011 - 05:43 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genova, Italy said that priests should follow the model of Pope Benedict XVI in fulfilling their missions without fear of criticism.

Immigrant abuse reveals societal decay, warns Mexican archdiocese

Jan 27, 2011 - 02:04 pm .- The Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico is warning that the abuse suffered by Central Americans traveling through Mexico is “an evident sign of societal decay.”

Peoria diocese restarts Archbishop Fulton Sheen's beatification cause

Jan 27, 2011 - 01:46 pm .- The Diocese of Peoria has resumed its promotion of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for beatification despite its dispute with the Archdiocese of New York over the final resting place of the great evangelist’s remains.

Hawaii bishop shocked at high-ranking priest's departure for politics

Jan 27, 2011 - 10:00 am .- Bishop Larry R. Silva of Honolulu, Hawaii says he was “shocked and extremely disappointed” to discover that his second-in-command at the diocese, Fr. Marc Alexander, was leaving his ministry for a post he had already accepted in the administration of Governor Neil Abercrombie.

CHA adopts dual approach to abortion funding in health care law

Jan 27, 2011 - 06:08 am .- The Catholic Health Association has endorsed legislation to restrict federal funding of abortion in the health care law passed last year despite its belief that the legislation already prevents it.

Catholic bishops condemn bus bombing in Philippines

Jan 27, 2011 - 12:46 am .- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines and other leaders have condemned recent acts of violence in the country, which include a deadly bus bombing and the murder of a Catholic radio journalist.

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