Justin Francis Cardinal Rigali Justin Francis Cardinal Rigali
Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Cardinal Priest of St Prisca
Apr 19, 1935
Oct 21, 2003
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English Sept 23, 2015
Knoxville cardinal preparing for Pope Francis’ US visit
Pope Francis will be in the United States for the first time this week. His schedule is packed including visits to the White House, the canonizing of a new saint and a first ever for a pope, he will be addressing Congress.
English Jan 18, 2014
Cardinal Rigali joins hundreds of pro-lifers in prayer outside Knoxville Planned Parenthood
On Saturday, one abortion clinic in Knoxville experienced the power of prayer, as hundreds of pro-life activists spent an hour asking God for His intercession.
English May 09, 2013
Cardinal Rigali shares 'personal perspective' of Vatican II in St. John's lecture
Continuing a lecture series on the Second Vatican Council for St. John's Seminary, Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, related his first-hand knowledge of the council and one of its key figures for an audience at St. Columbkille's Parish in Brighton, April 29.
English Aug 07, 2011
Cardinal Rigali and the Jews
English Aug 07, 2011
Retirement soon for Philadelphia's Cardinal Rigali?
English Aug 11, 2010
Theology of the body combats secularist threats, Cardinal Rigali says
English Oct 07, 2009
Cardinal Rigali: Contraception and Abortion Create Hostility toward Children
LifeSiteNews (www.lifesitenews.com)
'Abortion - the direct, intentional killing of an unborn girl or boy - is not health care'.
English Aug 17, 2009
Cardinal Rigali, Abp. Chaput Intensify Warnings Against Obamacare's Abortion Expansion
Chaput urges Catholics to fight against any "shrewdly hidden" plan to expand abortion
English Jun 22, 2009
Cardinal Rigali on the Year for Priests
"Our Holy Father … Knows the Importance of Holiness"
Italian May 05, 2009
Usa: sì del card. Rigali ad una legge a sostegno delle donne incinte
English May 05, 2009
Cardinal Rigali says ‘sweeping’ embryonic research rules not pro-life
English Apr 29, 2009
Cardinal Rigali Urges Support for 'Pregnant Women Support Act '
The Pregnant Women Support Act reaches out to women with a helping hand when they are most vulnerable.
Italian Mar 19, 2009
Un Cardinale denuncia l'inversione di Obama sulle cellule staminali
La definisce una vittoria della politica sulla scienza
English Feb 23, 2009
We Must Also Ask For God’s Help’
English Oct 28, 2008
Abortion the election issue that transcends others; passionate defense of unborn
English Oct 27, 2008
Faithful Citizenship - Respect For Life
By Cardinal Justin Rigali, For The Bulletin
English Oct 26, 2008
Cardinal Rigali: God Thunders 'This is a Child'
No intrinsic evil can ever be supported especially when it concerns the gravest of all intrinsic evils: the taking of an innocent life.
English Oct 07, 2008
Cardinal Rigali Celebrates His Fifth Anniversary
Justin Cardinal Rigali, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, marks the anniversary of his fifth year in service to the city this week.
English 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.
English 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.
English Jun 28, 2008
Interview – Philadelphia Cardinal Rigali: The Church Will Never Justify Homosexual Conduct
Cardinal Justin Rigali, the Archbishop of Philadelphia is always ready to answer questions, even the hard ones.  He spoke with LifeSiteNews.com last week at the International Eucharistic Congress about the Church's teaching on sexuality, in the context of the current attack on the traditional definition of marriage.
English Jun 24, 2008
Philadelphia Cardinal Rigali: One Must Believe What the Church Teaches to Receive Communion
Cardinal Justin Rigali, the Archbishop of Philadelphia is in Quebec City for the International Eucharistic Congress - a week-long event focusing on the Catholic belief that Christ Himself is present in Holy Communion.
French Jun 19, 2008
Die Eucharistie ist befreiende Erinnerung, die mit der Realität von Mensch und Welt konfrontiert
Gedanken beim 49. Eucharistischen Weltkongress zu einem machtvollen Geheimnis.
English 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.
English Aug 16, 2007
Confronting evil with love: Saint Teresa Benedicta and Saint Maximilian Kolbe
As part of the Vietnamese communist regime’s persecution of the Catholic Church and its leaders, Archbishop, later Cardinal, François Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan (1928-2002) spent 13 years in communist prisons, nine of those years in solitary confinement.
English 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.
English Jul 28, 2007
Catholic Cardinal Shares Good News Over Brews
A bar is not where you expect to see Cardinal Justin Rigali.
English Jun 21, 2007
Don’t allow abortion funding in family planning programs, cardinal urges U.S. Congress
Efforts to reopen the channel of U.S. foreign family-planning assistance to groups that perform and promote abortion is a “misguided” effort that significantly impacts human life, respect for culture in the developing world and the rights of developing nations, the U.S. bishops told the U.S. House of Representatives.
English Jun 16, 2007
Cardinal, others mourn Philadelphia's declaration as 'pro-choice'
The Philadelphia City Council's declaration of the city as "pro-choice" is "divisive and erroneous," Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia said after the council's vote.
English Jun 16, 2007
Philadelphia Reverses Decision to be Officially "Pro-Choice": Cardinal Applauds Decision
The City Council of Philadelphia voted to repeal the recent decision to be named an officially "pro-choice" city, Catholic News Service Reports. The original vote, which slid by at 9 to 8 only seven days ago, was overturned by a 13 to 4 vote yesterday.
English 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.
English Apr 21, 2007
Cardinal Rigali's Reaction
By Cardinal Justin Rigali.
English Feb 26, 2007
Cardinale spedisce un messaggio quaresimale su YouTube
Il Cardinale Justin Rigali sta raggiungendo nuove fasce di pubblico durante questa Quaresima inviando commenti settimanali del Vangelo sul sito web di video “YouTube”.
English Feb 15, 2007
Rigali letter on genetic discrimination hints at new politics of biotech
English 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).
English 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.
English 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.
English Sept 12, 2006
‘Patriarchal society' not cause of all-male priesthood
The church's prohibition against women priests is not culturally conditioned by the "patriarchal society" in which Jesus lived and taught, said Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali.
English Jul 24, 2006
Summer Support for our Children
In the midst of the hot and humid days of July, the thoughts of many turn to vacation, a respite from the hectic pace of everyday life.
English Jun 24, 2006
Cardinal says marriage amendment an opportunity not to be squandered
As President George W. Bush called on the Senate to pass the Marriage Protection Amendment, Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali said the vote was "an opportunity which should not be squandered."
English Jun 15, 2006
Homily of Cardinal Justin Rigali
Ordination to the Priesthood. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, May 20, 2006.
English Jun 15, 2006
Homily of Cardinal Justin Rigali
Academic Honors Mass. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. May 22, 2006
English 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).
English 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.
English Feb 22, 2006
Catholic cardinal joins call for safer streets
The city of Philadelphia is one of the most dangerous places in America.
English 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.
German Aug 06, 2005
Kardinal Rigali erinnert an die enge Verbindung Amerika-Europa
US-Kardinal Rigali leitete eine Wallfahrt auf den Spuren des 1977 von Papst Paul VI. heilig gesprochenen US-Bischofs John N. Neumann. Die Wallfahrt führte den Erzbischof von Philadelphia auch in den Wiener Stephansdom.
English 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
English 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.
English 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.
English Apr 17, 2005
New Phila. archbishop's career back on fast track
Soon after his 1994 installation as head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Justin Rigali decided to visit the archdiocesan seminary.
English Apr 17, 2005
Questions and answers with Archbishop Justin Rigali
Following are highlights of the interview Wednesday with Archbishop Justin Rigali, 03/27/2002.
English 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.
English 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.
English Nov 11, 2004
Statement following the presidential win of George W. Bush
Statement of Cardinal Justin Rigali following the National Political Election and the presidential win of George W. Bush, November 3, 2004.
English 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.
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