Archive of September 23, 2011

Canon lawyer analyzes issues in Fr. Pavone case

Sep 23, 2011 - 09:29 pm .- Well-known canon lawyer Edward Peters delved into the unresolved issues on both sides of the situation involving Father Frank Pavone being called back to Amarillo, Texas by his bishop.

Top Vatican official condemns execution of Troy Davis

Sep 23, 2011 - 06:01 pm .- The president of the Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace has condemned the execution of inmate Troy Davis by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21.

Pope expresses grief, compassion for German abuse victims

Sep 23, 2011 - 05:39 pm .- Pope Benedict was moved and “deeply shaken” by his meeting with clerical sex abuse victims in Germany, expressing his profound grief and compassion for their suffering.

Mary teaches us how to be happy, Pope tells Germans

Sep 23, 2011 - 04:39 pm .- At the Etzelsbach Marian shrine in Germany, Pope Benedict said that Mary helps us understand our purpose in life and shows us the path to authentic happiness.

Pope says Christian unity cannot be artificially engineered

Sep 23, 2011 - 02:29 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said at a Sept. 23 meeting of Christian churches that their unity cannot be artificially engineered by committee and compromise

Paraguay bishops condemn terrorist attack that killed two police officers

Sep 23, 2011 - 02:17 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Paraguay strongly condemned a terrorist attack that took place in the province of Horqueta and left two national police officers dead.

At Martin Luther’s monastery, Pope says personal sins matter

Sep 23, 2011 - 12:55 pm .- At Martin Luther’s former monastery, Pope Benedict XVI warned against the general presumption that personal sins are of little consequence to God and spoke about current challenges to Christian unity.

Pope calls on Catholics, Muslims to improve society

Sep 23, 2011 - 12:12 pm .- Catholics and Muslims can work together for the common good, Pope Benedict said on the second day of his state visit to Germany.

WikiLeaks exposes Cardinal Law’s work in Vatican-Vietnam relations

Sep 23, 2011 - 06:16 am .- The WikiLeaks release of secret and confidential State Department cables has revealed that American Cardinal Bernard Law is actively working in Vatican-Vietnam relations. His “personal involvement” helped confirm the December 2009 meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet.

Court decision protects religious groups’ ministries, attorney says

Sep 23, 2011 - 02:09 am .- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco unanimously rejected a lawsuit filed by two people who sued the Boise Rescue Mission for insisting they take part in religious services.

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