Apr 10, 2007 - 12:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has granted a request by Bishop Joseph L. Charron, C.PP.S., of Des Moines, Iowa to retire due to health reasons. The Holy Father, however, did not name a successor for the 67-year old Bishop.
Apr 10, 2007 - 12:01 pm .- During Easter Sunday Mass, the Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, warned that to deny or forget the Resurrection would be to spread “a vision of the world, a vision of man, a vision of God, a concept of the world and of reality completely different from Christian revelation, which is valid and universal for all.”
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:58 am .- In a letter sent to all the priests of his diocese, Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona exhorted the clergy to foster “the Sacrament of Penance or Confession with the individual confession of sins” and to dress like priests in response to the attempt by many to erase “every one of God’s footprints from the society in which we live.”
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:55 am .- Last March 2nd registration opened for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney. After a little more than a month, more than 57,000 people have signup to attend the world event which will take place in the Australian capital in July of next year.
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:38 am .- The symbols and Scripture readings of the Easter season remind Christians of their responsibility to be good stewards of the earth, said Cardinal Keith O'Brien in his Easter Sunday homily at St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:31 am .- According to the Mexican daily “Milenio,” this week the Socialist party in Mexico is planning to send another proposal to the Mexican Senate that would legalize euthanasia.
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:27 am .- The Vatican issued a reminder this morning that Pope Benedict XVI will mark the occasion of his 80th birthday with a Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Peter’s Basilica. The celebration falls on the same day the Church celebrates the second Sunday of Easter, known as “Divine Mercy Sunday.” The Mass, which will begin at 10 am (local time), will be concelebrated by the Cardinals, archbishops and bishops who head the various Dicasteries of the Roman Curia as well as the Auxiliary Bishops of Rome and several members of the Roman presbyterate.
Apr 10, 2007 - 09:24 am .- Investigations continue into the case of Fr. Martin Addai, 46, who was shot on March 10, while driving from the residence of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa to Mombasa Road. His car was hijacked by his assailants, who then shot him dead.
Apr 10, 2007 - 09:16 am .- The Catholic bishops of England and Wales’s have expressed support for the people of Zimbabwe and have said the church in the UK will join Zimbabweans in their national day of prayer scheduled for April 14.