Archive of July 10, 2012

Vatican lauds ordination of China's missing bishop

Jul 10, 2012 - 04:29 pm .- The Vatican has praised the approved ordination of a Chinese bishop, who is now missing after announcing his split from the state-controlled Catholic association during his ordination.

Peruvian cardinal calls for end to violence over building of new mine

Jul 10, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima has called for both sides involved in conflict over the construction of Peru’s largest mine to cease protest and reach an agreement through dialogue.

Cardinal Burke cautions against over-use of concelebration

Jul 10, 2012 - 01:42 pm .- Cardinal Raymond L. Burke believes that the “excessive” use of concelebration – the practice of priests saying Mass collectively – can result in their unique role in the sacred liturgy being obscured.

Catholic Charities of Chicago lawsuit shows reach of HHS mandate

Jul 10, 2012 - 01:03 pm .- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago has joined two Catholic dioceses and their charitable affiliates in a lawsuit over the federal contraception mandate, a move that one observer says demonstrates the potential societal impact of the rule.

Year of Faith could see beatification of John Paul I, Paul VI

Jul 10, 2012 - 12:11 pm .- A former head of the Vatican's congregation on saints' causes says Pope Benedict XVI could beatify his predecessors Pope John Paul I and Pope Paul VI during the upcoming Year of Faith.

Supporters say 'partisan' charge misses point of bishops' efforts

Jul 10, 2012 - 04:05 am .- Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters of the Catholic hierarchy say.

Catholic charity urges HIV/AIDS funding in US budget

Jul 10, 2012 - 02:04 am .- As congressional debate over the U.S. budget continues, Catholic Relief Services has stressed the need to preserve foreign aid funding, especially for those affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Asia.