Pope accepts Argentina bishop’s resignation

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2012 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of an Argentinean bishop who admitted a romantic relationship with a woman photographed with him on a beach in Mexico. The resignation of Bishop Fernando Maria Bargallo of Merlo-Moreno, the diocese west of Buenos Aires, was accepted June 26 under a provision of canon law allowing bishops to resign if they become unsuited for their office for a “grave reason.” The Pope has … [Read more...]

Supreme Knight says HHS mandate has re-shaped country’s political landscape

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 26, 2012 / 10:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Whether the federal contraception mandate stands or falls, it has changed U.S. politics forever, the head of the Knights of Columbus observed during the 2012 Catholic Media Conference. “It definitely has changed the political landscape,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told CNA in a June 22 interview at the convention held in downtown Indianapolis. “What we see clearly, is an attempt to redefine the role of … [Read more...]

49ers head coach describes joy of Peru mission work

Piura, Peru, Jun 26, 2012 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team. Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, told CNA that impromptu lessons with the kids during a recent eight-day trip to the town brought him joy. Harbaugh was one of several U.S. volunteers who traveled in June to Piura – a small town nearly 600 miles north of Lima – to … [Read more...]

Poll finds Americans respect immigrants, want ‘non-partisan’ solution

New Haven, Conn., Jun 26, 2012 / 02:05 am (CNA).- Most Americans have a respectful view of immigrants, and would support long-term measures to make legal residence possible, a Knights of Columbus-Marist poll has found.“There is a consensus among the American people on the issue of immigration,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in a June 25 statement, announcing the findings of a survey conducted by the Catholic fraternal order in collaboration with the Marist Institute for Public … [Read more...]

Catholic leaders react to Egyptian presidential election

Cairo, Egypt, Jun 26, 2012 / 12:34 am (CNA).- The victory speech of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has encouraged Coptic Catholic Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, who expressed optimism about the future despite others’ concerns.“Once people listened to Mr Morsi’s speech, they were not worried. Things are calmer. The people are waiting to see what he can do in the future,” he told Aid to the Church in Need.The bishop said Christians hope he will … [Read more...]

Pope to continue meetings to restore trust in Roman Curia

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 07:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a “climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.”“Naturally the Holy Father will, over coming days, will continue his discussions and reflections, also taking advantage of the fact that many pastors have come to Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul,” Vatican … [Read more...]

Pope to continue meetings to restore trust in Roman Curia

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 07:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a “climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.”“Naturally the Holy Father will, over coming days, will continue his discussions and reflections, also taking advantage of the fact that many pastors have come to Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul,” Vatican … [Read more...]


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