Jul 23, 2008 Conscience rights should unite both sides on abortion
Protecting the conscience rights of health care providers should be an issue on which both supporters and opponents of abortion can agree, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia said in a letter to members of Congress.
Jul 20, 2008 Protect pro-life healthcare workers
Says patients deserve access to health care professionals who do not have contempt for their religious and moral convictions or for the lives of their children.
Mar 16, 2008 Seminarians should also be taught the 'Latin Mass'
Cardinal Rigali also suggested why priests already in active ministry should become familiar with the Missal of 1962.
PHILADELPHIA (Zenit) - Since Benedict XVI has said that the Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII should be available to those who prefer it, seminarians should be taught to say it, says Cardinal Justin Rigali.
Aug 05, 2007 False idols of autonomy, utility work against life
Like the Israelites who idolized the golden calf, the pro-life movement is challenged today by "the idolatrous gospel of total autonomy, sheer utility and false mercy," Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia told a gathering in Arlington Aug. 2.
Apr 28, 2007 Cardinal Rigali Reads To Manayunk Youngsters
On Thursday, Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, took some time out of his busy schedule to read "Jesus Is My Friend" to 55 pre-K and kindergarten students at Holy Child Catholic School in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. Cardinal Rigali visited the parochial school to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, which has been designated April 23-28.
Feb 14, 2007 Cardinal Wants To Close Genetic Loophole
Yesterday, Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for Pro-Life Activities, called upon House Education and Labor Committee to close a loophole in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 (GINA).
Nov 07, 2006 Purgatory: Triumph of God’s Mercy
On November 2, the Church commemorates all the faithful departed. All Souls’ Day reminds us that, motivated by charity, we pray for the souls of our beloved dead.
Oct 27, 2006 Cohabitation or Covenant?
A study conducted out of Rutgers University released a very staggering and distressing statistic. By Cardinal Justin Francis Rigali.
Jun 12, 2006 Glorify God in Your Body
"God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them” (Gn 1:27).
Jun 02, 2006 Honoring the Mexican Martyrs
Graham Greene, in his stirring novel, “The Power and the Glory,” relates the story of a priest—presumed to be the last priest in Mexico—during the fierce persecution of the Church in Mexico in the early 20th century. By Justin Cardinal Rigali.
Sept 23, 2005 Press Conference, September 21, 2005
Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for your presence this afternoon. This has been an intensive process and a painful one. Reading the grand jury report is indeed very distressing.
Apr 17, 2005 Interview with Cardinal Justin Francis Rigali
«Thank you, disturbed Monsignor …» So John Paul I, at the end of what would be his last audience, took leave of Monsignor Rigali, at the time a simple official in the Secretariat of State. His memories of those thirty-three days as the “interpreter” of Pope Luciani
Apr 17, 2005 Pray for Christian Unity
One such event will be the ecumenical prayer service commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in South Philadelphia, where Cardinal Rigali will be presider and speaker.
Apr 17, 2005 The sacred deposit of faith be more effectively guarded and taught
America's new cardinal, Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, comes out of the Vatican diplomatic service and is legendary for rarely putting a public word out of place. He largely lived up to that image this week, making only brief and usually anodyne statements to the press.
Mar 21, 2005 Cardinal Rigali helps Neumann celebrate 40th
College life was different 40 years ago at Neumann College, but professors, students and supporters celebrated the Christian spirit that still burns at the Aston school at a celebration honoring its birthday Wednesday.
Feb 19, 2005 Wishing for More Bishops who Speak Strongly on Abortion and Homosexuality
Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali spoke with LifeSiteNews.com a few weeks ago regarding the struggles of the Church in Canada and the United States with regard to abortion and homosexuality. The answer to these dilemmas says the Cardinal is in Pope John Paul II’s teaching on the theology of the body which is an honest look at the human body with spiritual insight.
Oct 25, 2004 President Bush meeting with Cardinal Rigali
After speaking to about 4,200 people at the United Sports Training Center in West Bradford, Bush stopped in Downingtown for a personal visit with the cardinal. The president and cardinal met in the rectory of Saint Joseph’s Parish for about 30 minutes.