December 15 CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS
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Respect for human nature is key to peace, Pope writes in annual messageCWN - 8 hours ago
"Peace is not a dream or something utopian; it is possible,” Pope Benedict XVI insists in his message for the 46th World Day of Peace. The World Day of Peace is celebrated on January 1. The Pope’s message for the 2013 observance, entitled “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” was released by the Vatican on December 14. In his message the Pope says that “the desire for peace is an essential...

Pope Paul VI moving closer to beatification?CWN - 8 hours ago
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has voted to declare the “heroic virtue” of Pope Paul VI, according to an Italian report. Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa--who has compiled an admirable...
Egypt’s Christian leaders encourage voters to join in constitutional referendum CWN - 8 hours ago
Egypt’s Christian leaders have encouraged their followers to participate in a constitutional referendum, without giving them instructions on how to vote.“Every citizen has the freedom to vote,”...
Cardinal Zen decries Chinese action against Bishop MaCWN - 8 hours ago
Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired Bishop of Hong Kong and leading critic of Chinese restrictions on religious freedom, has denounced the Beijing regime for revoking its recognition of Bishop Thaddeus...
Light from Bethlehem cannot be dimmed, Pope says as Vatican lights Christmas treeCWN - 8 hours ago
The light that came into the world with the birth of Christ “shows no sign of dimming through the passing of the centuries and the millennia,” Pope Benedict XVI said as the Vatican prepared for the...
Papal preacher: continuity is key to understanding Vatican IICWN - 8 hours ago
In the 2nd in his series of Advent Sermons, the preacher of the pontifical household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, spoke about the proper interpretation of the teachings of Vatican II. Reflecting...
Only an 'eccentric' society lacks respect for elderly: Archbishop of CanterburyCWN - 8 hours ago
The Archbishop of Canterbury denounced the “eccentric idea” that elderly people cannot contribute to society, in his final address to the House of Lords. Dr. Rowan Wiliams, who is stepping down...
Cardinal Dolan praises judge’s HHS mandate ruling, chides New York TimesCWN - 16 hours ago
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has welcome a US district court judge’s ruling that the Archdiocese of New York’s lawsuit against the HHS mandate may proceed.“Of course, there is still a long...
Cuba: 90% of major city’s churches damaged by Hurricane SandyCWN - 16 hours ago
Seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged Cuba, hundreds of thousands of residents remain homeless, according to Bishop Luis del Castillo Estrada, a Uruguayan Jesuit bishop who has served as a...
Cardinal pays tribute to missionaries who brought faith to UgandaCWN - 16 hours ago
The prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has traveled to northwestern Uganda to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of missionary work in what is now the Diocese of...
Catholic development agencies angry at inaction during UN climate talksCWN - 16 hours ago
An alliance of 16 Catholic development agencies has issued a statement blasting the international community for inaction during recent climate-change talks in Doha, Qatar. The alliance, CIDSE...
UN committee reprimands Russia for law against promoting homosexualityCWN - 16 hours ago
The UN Human Rights Committee has reprimanded Russia because one of its provinces has enforced a regional law against promoting homosexuality among minors. Later this month, Russia’s national...
Taizé youth to make pilgrimage to Rome, pray with PopeCWN - 16 hours ago
Over 30,000 youth associated with Taizé, the French ecumenical monastic community, will make a pilgrimage to Rome from December 28 to January 2 and take part in a prayer vigil with Pope...
Gov. Jindal endorses over-the-counter contraceptive salesCWN - 8 hours ago
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a conservative Catholic who is often mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate, has endorsed over-the-counter sales of contraceptive pills. In a...
British weekly notices growing popularity of traditional CatholicismCWN - December 13
The Economist notices the rising popularity of the Latin Mass among the faithful in England, and remarks that the congregations seem disproportionately young. A magazine rarely sympathetic toward...
Baptist scholar raps Newsweek for essay questioning Christmas narrativeCWN - December 13
R. Albert Mohler, the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, has criticized Newsweek magazine for publishing an essay that questions the Christian belief in the...
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