Archive of September 15, 2011

Dissident leader calls on Cuban government to hold free elections

Sep 15, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, has called on the Cuban government to  hold free elections, because “it is obvious Cubans want real change.”

Fr. Pavone considering founding new religious order

Sep 15, 2011 - 05:36 pm .- Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, has said that if his bishop does not allow him to return to full-time pro-life work, he will consider being incardinated in a different diocese or founding a religious order to continue his pro-life ministry.

Cardinal to inaugurate Our Lady of Guadalupe chapel in Lourdes

Sep 15, 2011 - 02:05 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City will preside at a Mass to consecrate a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Shrine of Lourdes in France.

Report on international religious freedom draws praise, concern

Sep 15, 2011 - 01:50 pm .- The U.S. State Department’s recent Report on International Religious Freedom is eliciting both praise for its efforts to promote religious rights around the world and criticism for not doing enough.

Pope tells new bishops lay movements are gift to Church

Sep 15, 2011 - 11:22 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of new bishops Sept. 15 that they should encourage lay movements within the Church and seek the holiness of the laity.

Teachers’ strike closes Philadelphia Catholic high schools

Sep 15, 2011 - 05:10 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says there is “steady progress” in negotiations with the Catholic high school teachers’ union, but its high schools must shut down until an agreement is reached with the teachers’ union.

South Africans celebrate launch of Catholic radio station

Sep 15, 2011 - 03:09 am .- The Catholic community in South Africa is celebrating the news that after 11 years, Catholic station Radio Veritas has been granted a license to air.

Catholic refugee agency calls for end to Sinai hostage situation

Sep 15, 2011 - 01:46 am .- A leading Catholic charity is urging the upcoming Egyptian government to help free several hundred hostages being held captive by human traffickers in the country’s northern Sinai Peninsula.

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