Philadelphia archdiocese promises vigilance as priest is sentenced

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 24, 2012 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia offered prayer and a pledge to protect children July 24, as Monsignor William Lynn received a three to six year prison sentence for his handling of an abusive priest.“From the challenges the Church has faced both nationally and locally over the past decade, we understand the full gravity of sexual abuse,” the archdiocese said in its response to the sentence handed down by Common Pleas … [Read more...]

Vatican warns Peruvian bishops to not be ‘used’ by former Catholic university

Lima, Peru, Jul 24, 2012 / 04:08 pm (CNA).- The Vatican has urged the bishops of Peru to not be manipulated by administrators of the former Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, in wake of the Holy See's decision to strip the school of its “Pontifical” and “Catholic” titles. In a letter sent to the president of the Peruvian Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Salvador Pineiro, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone asked that the bishops not allow … [Read more...]

Chaplain says faith can help officers cope with Aurora shooting

Denver, Colo., Jul 24, 2012 / 03:23 pm (CNA).- A strong faith in God can play an important role for law enforcement officers struggling to deal with the aftermath of the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., said a chaplain who has experience ministering to those involved in tragic killings.“There is a kind of spiritual journey that takes place,” said Gino Geraci, who serves as a chaplain for the Denver division of the FBI.A Christian pastor, Geraci has had significant … [Read more...]

Cuban bishops lament untimely death of dissident

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Jul 24, 2012 / 12:04 pm (CNA).- The president of the Bishops' Conference of Cuba, Archbishop Dionisio Garcia of Santiago, has mourned the sudden death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, leader of the Christian Liberation Movement. “This was really a great loss for us because he was someone very committed, a faithful Christian. He was also someone very committed to his ideals, and this is very sad,” Archbishop Garcia said during an interview on EWTN … [Read more...]

Vatican urges vacationers to respect God’s creation

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2012 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is urging people to respect creation when they take their summer vacation, which will allow them to more easily encounter God.“We invite everyone to promote and use tourism in a respectful and responsible way in order to allow it to develop all of its potentialities, with the certainty that in contemplating the beauty of nature and peoples we can arrive at the encounter with God,” said the July 24 letter marking … [Read more...]

Vatican urges vacationers to respect God’s creation

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2012 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is urging people to respect creation when they take their summer vacation, which will allow them to more easily encounter God.“We invite everyone to promote and use tourism in a respectful and responsible way in order to allow it to develop all of its potentialities, with the certainty that in contemplating the beauty of nature and peoples we can arrive at the encounter with God,” said the July 24 letter marking … [Read more...]

Vatican’s doctrine chief: Pius X Society must accept Vatican II teachings

Rome, Italy, Jul 24, 2012 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the new head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is optimistic about reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X, he says that the teachings of the Church – including the dogmatic content of the Second Vatican Council – will never be up for re-negotiation.“The purpose of dialogue is to overcome difficulties in the interpretation of the Second Vatican Council,” Archbishop … [Read more...]


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