Archive of February 21, 2011

Bolivian bishops cautiously investigate bleeding statue of Christ

Feb 21, 2011 - 09:32 pm .- Bishop Cristobal Bialasik of Oruro, Bolivia is reiterating the Church’s cautious response to allegedly miraculous statues of Christ that shed tears or blood, saying such phenomenon must always be judged with prudence.

As Vatican probe nears end, officials see signs of repentance and renewal in Ireland

Feb 21, 2011 - 03:45 pm .- Church officials in charge of the Vatican’s investigation of clerical abuse in Ireland are wrapping up their fact-finding missions.

Vatican: Popular Chilean priest is guilty of sexual abuse

Feb 21, 2011 - 04:57 pm .- An investigation carried out by the Vatican concluded that the popular Chilean priest Fr. Fernando Karadima Farina is guilty of sexually abusing minors.

US bishops oppose repeal of medical conscience protections

Feb 21, 2011 - 03:28 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops'  has condemned the withdrawal of federal protections for medical workers who oppose certain treatments on moral grounds.

Vatican reportedly blocking re-election for head of its top international charity

Feb 21, 2011 - 02:42 pm .- The Catholic Church’s top international charity says the Vatican is preventing the group’s general secretary from seeking a second term in office.

Irish bishops say this week’s election crucial for country’s future

Feb 21, 2011 - 01:40 pm .- Five days before national elections, Ireland's bishops are urging voters and politicians to show “strong leadership rooted in justice, a concern for the common good and a commitment to defend the most vulnerable in our society,” as they head to the polls or campaign for office.

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