Future San Francisco archbishop apologizes for ‘disgrace’ caused by arrest

Oakland, Calif., Aug 27, 2012 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco is apologizing for his “error in judgment” and asking forgiveness for the disgrace he brought upon the Church and himself by being arrested for drunk driving.“I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself. I will repay my debt to society and I ask forgiveness from my family and my friends and … [Read more...]

Police confirm DUI arrest of future San Francisco archbishop

San Diego, Calif., Aug 27, 2012 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The San Diego Police Department verified the weekend arrest of the Archbishop-designate of San Francisco for driving under the influence.San Diego police spokesperson, Detective Gary Hassen, confirmed for CNA Aug. 27 that Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was arrested just after midnight on Aug. 25 and held in county jail.After passing through a DUI checkpoint near the San Diego State University, Archbishop Cordileone was … [Read more...]

World Youth Day Rio opens registration Aug. 28

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 27, 2012 / 03:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers for World Youth Day Rio 2013 announced that registration for the event will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 28.   The Director of Registration, Sister Maria Shaiane Machado, explained that when they register, “pilgrim groups will be able to choose between one of the various travel packages being offered. In this way we will be able to meet the needs of young people. Registration will secure a pre-reservation, while … [Read more...]

Capuchins to examine challenges of evangelizing secular societies

Rome, Italy, Aug 27, 2012 / 12:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Capuchin Franciscan religious order is celebrating its General Chapter in Rome this month and is focusing on the challenges of bringing Franciscan spirituality into the secularized life of the northern hemisphere.According to the Capuchin’s website, some 234 members of the community are meeting Aug. 20 to Sept. 22 at the St. Lawrence of Brindisi Franciscan International School in Rome.The assembly opened on Aug. 20 with a … [Read more...]

Fr. Giusanni had gift for deciphering signs of the times, priest recalls

Rimini, Italy, Aug 27, 2012 / 11:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When Father Luigi Giussani died in 2005, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger told the mourners at his funeral that “the centrality of Christ” in the life of the founder of Communion and Liberation gave him a particular “gift” for “deciphering correctly the signs of the times” in a difficult age “filled with temptations and errors.”“Yes, I am convinced that Don Giussani has been a gift of … [Read more...]