Former SSPX community granted formal status in Catholic Church

Aberdeen, Scotland, Aug 24, 2012 / 01:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A traditionalist religious order that used to be part of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X has received formal recognition as a diocesan institute within the Catholic Church. “On this festive solemnity of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God body and soul into Heaven our spiritual joy and fraternal rejoicing is great indeed,” read the statement issued Aug. 15 by the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy … [Read more...]

Scientists: no contradiction between evolutionary biology and belief in God

Rimini, Italy, Aug 24, 2012 / 02:18 am (CNA).- Evolutionary biology and faith in God are not incompatible, two professors asserted at the international Rimini Meeting, an event that brings hundreds of thousands of people to Italy. “A proper understanding of creation, especially an understanding set forth by a thinker such as Thomas Aquinas, helps us to see that there is no conflict between evolutionary biology or any of the natural sciences and a fundamental understanding that all that … [Read more...]

Scientists: no contradiction between evolutionary biology and belief in God

Rimini, Italy, Aug 24, 2012 / 02:18 am (CNA).- Evolutionary biology and faith in God are not incompatible, two professors asserted at the international Rimini Meeting, an event that brings hundreds of thousands of people to Italy. “A proper understanding of creation, especially an understanding set forth by a thinker such as Thomas Aquinas, helps us to see that there is no conflict between evolutionary biology or any of the natural sciences and a fundamental understanding that all that … [Read more...]

Balearic Islands to propose law assisting pregnant women

Madrid, Spain, Aug 23, 2012 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The government of the Balearic Islands is slated to propose legislation aimed at helping pregnant women in difficult situations, and to encourage them not to undergo an abortion. After a meeting with Antoni Mesquida – leader of the islands' Department of Health – local spokesman for Right to Life Juan Jose Tenorio said the law will not “require” women to continue with their pregnancies, but is only intended … [Read more...]

Ireland can overcome troubles with authentic Catholic renewal, nuncio says

Dublin, Ireland, Aug 23, 2012 / 04:12 am (CNA).- Just as 19th-century Ireland experienced Christian renewal after the apparition of Our Lady of Knock, modern Ireland can likewise undergo an “authentically Catholic” renewal despite decades of troubles, says Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio to Ireland. “Brothers and sisters, the future of the Church in Ireland begins now,” Archbishop Brown said in his homily at the Aug. 22 closing Mass of the National Public … [Read more...]

Archbishop pleads for help to protect Nigeria from extremists

Rimini, Italy, Aug 22, 2012 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A top Nigerian bishop has called on the international community to protect the religious freedom of Christians in Nigeria, warning that extremists of the Boko Haram sect threaten the country's existence. “Pressure your governments, do not abandon us because otherwise Nigeria will be destroyed,” said Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, head of the Nigerian bishops' conference. The archbishop made his remarks during the … [Read more...]

Scottish cardinal ends dialogue with government over ‘gay marriage’

Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug 20, 2012 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Keith P. O’Brien has broken-off direct talks with the Scottish government in protest over their decision to back “same-sex marriage.” “The Cardinal wants to maintain a dialogue with the Scottish government but that can be difficult when you feel that everything you have had to say, to date at least, has been completely ignored,” Peter Kearney, spokesman for Cardinal O’Brien, told CNA … [Read more...]


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