Archive of February 10, 2011

Bishop calls for renewed missionary zeal in Latin America

Feb 10, 2011 - 05:57 pm .- The president of the Latin American Bishops’ Council, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, is calling for renewed vocational and missionary zeal among the baptized.

Pope's envoy to Vietnam looks forward to improved relations with government

Feb 10, 2011 - 04:44 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI's new representative to Vietnam is looking forward to strengthening ties between the Vatican and the local Catholic Church. A Vatican official said that his appointment “bodes well” for the future of the Church's sometimes difficult relationship with the Vietnamese government.

Every Catholic is called to encourage vocations, Pope says

Feb 10, 2011 - 03:00 pm .- The vitality of the Church depends on individual Catholics fostering vocations in their homes and parishes, the Pope says in his annual message for the May 15 World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Pope Benedict's World Youth Day schedule released

Feb 10, 2011 - 02:58 pm .- World Youth Day 2011 organizers have published Pope Benedict XVI’s complete schedule of activities for the multi-day event, which will take place Aug. 18-21 in Madrid, Spain.

Concerns voiced that Middle East Synod was misunderstood by Muslims

Feb 10, 2011 - 01:52 pm .- The Vatican’s 2010 meeting for the Middle East has been misunderstood by many in the region as calling for a “new crusade”  against Islam.

House begins debate on ‘long overdue’ abortion funding restrictions

Feb 10, 2011 - 05:15 am .- The House of Representatives has begun debate on proposals targeting funding of abortion in the federal budget.

Canadian bishops seek action to save Afghan Christian's life

Feb 10, 2011 - 02:29 am .- On behalf of his country's Catholic bishops, Canadian Archbishop Brendan M. O'Brien of Kingston has asked his government to intervene on behalf of Musa Sayed, a Christian convert in Afghanistan who may soon be executed for the “crime” of renouncing Islam.

Retraining employees is latest response to Planned Parenthood exposé

Feb 10, 2011 - 01:21 am .- After the release of a new round of videotapes in which Planned Parenthood employees agree to cover up a sex trafficking ring, the abortion provider announced on Feb. 8 that it would be retraining its employees across the nation, in order to bring them into compliance with U.S. law.

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