Apr 28, 2008 - 10:22 pm .- A Los Angeles-based apostolate is sending relics of Catholic saints to U.S. troops based around the world and to their families in the United States.
Apr 28, 2008 - 08:17 pm .- A group of Episcopalians has invited controversial Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson to speak during a major Catholic trade show for booksellers. Though Robinson’s appearance is not directly sponsored by the trade show, he is listed in the show’s schedule of events.
Apr 28, 2008 - 05:34 pm .- The Spanish bishops’ Committee on Social Communications Media said last week that due to the influence of the media on young people, there needs to be an “ethical and moral reflection on the media” in schools, and therefore ethics in the media should be part of the school curriculum.
Apr 28, 2008 - 05:26 pm .- On Saturday it was announced that Pope Benedict appointed Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as his special envoy to ceremonies commemorating the new Christian Millennium in Ethiopia.
Apr 28, 2008 - 04:23 pm .- During Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S. just over a week ago, some pro-abortion politicians, including Rudy Giuliani and John Kerry, received Communion at the papal Mass. Today Cardinal Edward Egan, the Archbishop of New York, released a statement expressing his displeasure with Giuliani for receiving the Eucharist.
Apr 28, 2008 - 01:05 pm .- The director of the international office of Fundacion Vida, Paulina Sada, underscored that a pregnant woman “has no right to kill another person,” in this case, her own child, because he is “a human being and not a virus.”
Apr 28, 2008 - 11:22 am .- The Fides news agency reported last week on a new attack against the Apostolic Nunciature in Burundi that took place on April 22. The grenade explosion caused minor structural damage but nobody was hurt or injured.
Apr 28, 2008 - 11:09 am .- Today the Catholic Biblical Federation and GFK Eurisko presented their research on the frequency of Bible reading at the Holy See’s Press Office. Their survey explored the practice in several countries: U.S., UK, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and Russia; finding that the Bible is present in the lives of many adults today.
Apr 28, 2008 - 10:42 am .- Every year young people from the Archdiocese of Paris make a pilgrimage and this year’s journey took them to Lourdes. In a letter that Pope Benedict wrote to the youth, he called on them to imitate the ‘yes’ of Mary because this will lead them to true happiness.
Apr 28, 2008 - 09:56 am .- On Saturday, April 26, the Holy Father appointed three English speakers, two of whom are Americans, as consultors to the Commission for Religious Relations with Jews.