Archive of April 26, 2008

Former guerillas and paramilitaries leave Cathedral of Bogota

Apr 26, 2008 - 09:11 pm .- After several hours occupying the Cathedral of Bogota on Thursday, some 250 guerilla fighters and paramilitary groups have left the church.  The soldiers had occupied the Cathedral in order to call the government’s attention to the issue of monthly payments and commitments.

Government forces take historic Catholic shrine from rebels

Apr 26, 2008 - 07:11 pm .- Sri Lankan government troops have taken an historic Catholic church from the Tamil Tiger rebels after the latest battle in the country’s 25-year-old civil war, Reuters reports.

Devotees flock by the thousands to view Padre Pio's body

Apr 26, 2008 - 03:01 pm .- Thousands of devotees of the Italian mystic St. Padre Pio gathered at his shrine to see his exhumed body, which is on display for the first time since his death nearly 40 years ago.

Brazilian bishop says Church did not encourage missing priest to take balloon flight

Apr 26, 2008 - 10:59 am .- Bishop Joao Alves Dos Santos of Paranagua said this week the Church warned Father Adelir de Carli, who disappeared last Sunday, against the dangers of taking a balloon flight.

Pope brought America new perceptions and challenging ideas, says George Weigel

Apr 26, 2008 - 09:04 am .- As Pope Benedict XVI’s presence and words linger with Americans, George Weigel is offering his analysis of last week’s trip in an article for Newsweek. The Pope, Weigel says, not only managed to deftly change the false perceptions of many, but also delivered words of challenging wisdom to Americans.

Papal visit triggers “tsunami” of New York seminary applications

Apr 26, 2008 - 03:45 am .- St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers, New York, has received dozens of applications following Pope Benedict’s visit, the New York Daily News reports.

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