Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Permanent deacons offer a unique witness to lay people, priests and bishops as well as a constant reminder of the Christian vocation to charity, said Archbishop Charles Chaput this week.
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The editor of a religious magazine apologized Sunday for publishing a cartoon that angered several Muslim organizations in Italy, reported the Middle East Times.
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Virginia-based pro-life group is urging Hawaii’s governor to veto a bill that would allow late-term abortions in the aloha state.
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Nearly 150 teens traveled to the Diocese of Arlington last week for the ‘Youth for the Third Millennium Mega Mission’--an outreach of Regnum Christi--for a week of door-to-door evangelization.
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Coinciding with the celebration of Easter Sunday, the Catholic newspaper “Svet Evangelja” (The Light of the Gospel) has published the first Russian translation of the new encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, “Deus caritas est.”
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The German newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI has triggered a spiritual revival in his native country, which he will visit for the second time in September.
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancibia of Mendoza, Argentina, said this week that the Christian vision of progress is not pessimistic, but rather proposes to the human family a high ideal of life that encourages it to struggle with strength and hope for the sake of the good.
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Press Union in Cuba has published the third edition of the magazine Verdad y Esperanza in order to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the National Cuban Ecclesial Encounter (NCEE) and to highlight the challenges that the Church faces today.
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his "firmest condemnation" of Monday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, praying that relations between Israelis and Palestinians would not take a "tragic turn,” but rather, that the two sides will once again take the steps that will allow for peace and security.
‘Pray to God to allow me to be a meek and steady pastor of his Church’, asks Pope on first anniversary of electionApr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Gathered with more than 60,000 pilgrims in Saint Peters square today, Pope Benedict celebrated the one year anniversary of being elected successor of Peter, and asked the faithful to “continue to sustain me and to pray to God to allow me to be a meek and steady pastor of his Church.”
Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the Catholic Church began celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the largest church in Christendom--St. Peter’s Basilica. Construction on the massive structure began in 1506.