Vatican dismisses Maryknoll priest from order

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2012 / 03:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican canonically dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Oct. 4, for disobedience and preaching against Church teaching on women's ordination. The decision, made by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, dispenses him from both the bonds of priesthood and religious life. On Aug. 8, 2008, Bourgeois preached a homily at the simulated ordination of a woman to the Catholic priesthood. His … [Read more...]

Pope urges French Catholics to make voices heard on marriage

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2012 / 01:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As France’s Socialist government pushes to legalize “gay marriage,” Catholics must continue to strongly and consistently bear witness to the teachings of Christ, Pope Benedict XVI said. “In society's key debates, the voice of the Church must make itself heard ceaselessly and with determination,” he said, praising the “rich Christian history” of France, which “cannot be ignored or … [Read more...]

Campaign seeks to repeal Uruguay abortion law

Montevideo, Uruguay, Nov 19, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life organizations in Uruguay have launched a signature drive for the country's political parties to repeal the newly enacted abortion law in their campaigns for the 2014 elections. In a statement sent to CNA on Nov. 16, the fifteen Uruguayan pro-life organizations said that “the right to life, like all human rights in general, is not dependent on majorities or minorities.” By a vote of 50-49, the Uruguayan … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput says Year of Faith holds solution to relativism

Baltimore, Md., Nov 19, 2012 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The current Year of Faith is an opportunity to counter the cultural relativism that plagues modern society and that has led many in the Church to deny Catholic teaching on important topics, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. “The appropriate response to relativism is faith, where you no longer are the center of the universe, you are no longer the one who decides what’s true, but you commit yourself in faith … [Read more...]


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