Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Osnabrück in Germany has announced it is building a convent on the site of the Nazi concentration camp of Esterwegen, where four religious sisters of the Franciscans of Münster will take up residence to serve those visiting the camp.
Madrid cardinal calls Zapatero’s no-show at papal Mass “minor issue” compared to massive turnout of the faithfulJul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking on the Spanish radio network COPE-which is affiliated with the Bishops’ Conference of Spain-Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela expressed his satisfaction with the success of the World Meeting of Families which concluded on Sunday with a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Some four thousand Polish priests - nearly one-sixth of the entire number of priests ordained for the country - are working and serving outside their native land, according to the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As Argentineans celebrated the country’s Independence Day on July 9, Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes called on Argentineans to thank God for, “the gift of a free country” and warned that to obstinately deny God is to close, “the doors to progress and to the encounter with the truth.”
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Liberal Christianity is disintegrating and it is evident in the accelerated fragmentation of the Episcopal Church USA, says Charlotte Allen, author and Catholicism editor of Beliefnet.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI begins his 18-day summer holiday in the Italian Alps today.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI urged African Catholics to praise God with an authentically African voice and to ensure that the faithful enter more deeply into the mysteries that they celebrate, proclaiming them with confidence and living them with joy, reported the Accra Daily Mail.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- For the twelfth summer in a row, three teams of college students from throughout America are walking along three separate paths across the country to promote the sanctity of life. The students taking part in the walks, organized by pro-life group Crossroads, describe an America which is supportive of their mission.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. as the new Director of the Holy See Press Office. Fr. Lombardi will replace Joaquin Navarro-Valls who was appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1984.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Last Thursday, Patricia Sanchez, a 60-year old mother of four received a new kidney during a successful transplant in Birmingham Alabama. Her 12-year wait finally ended when an unlikely donor came forward--her parish priest.
Jul 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father, today, appointed Bishop Jose Antonio Eguren Anselmi S.V.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Lima, Peru, as metropolitan Archbishop of Piura in the northern part of the country. The Archbishop-elect said today that he would preach” the Gospel of Life” to the people of Piura.