Aug 8, 2008 - 10:16 pm .- Bishop Vicente Jimenez of Santander said summer vacations should be dedicated to cultivating and enriching the spirit and not only to rest and distraction.
Aug 8, 2008 - 02:17 pm .- Coadjutor Bishop John Tong Hon of Hong Kong explained this week why he decided to accept “with ambivalent sentiments” the invitation of the Chinese government to participate in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing. ...
Aug 8, 2008 - 01:07 pm .- At least 14 people died and 40 people were injured when a charter bus carrying a Vietnamese Catholic group to an annual pilgrimage slammed onto its side and then skidded off a freeway overpass in Texas early on Friday. As Texas Catholics mourn the dead and the wounded, questions have arisen about the bus company’s compliance with state and federal regulations.
Aug 8, 2008 - 12:47 pm .- Archbishop Jose Dosado of Ozamiz in the Philippines was headed from his house to the Cathedral to pray early Friday morning, when he was accosted by a man who took his wallet and cell phone. The archbishop did not report the incident to the police but went to pray for the thief instead.
Aug 8, 2008 - 09:57 am .- In an official statement published on Wednesday, the Paraguayan Bishops’ Conference called on the government of former bishop Fernando Lugo, who will take power on August 15, to defend the right to life and the family based “on marriage between one man and one woman.”
Aug 8, 2008 - 05:00 am .- Parishioners at the breakaway parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka in St. Louis will elect six new board members this weekend after a circuit court judge brokered a compromise between the church and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Aug 8, 2008 - 03:00 am .- The Ecuadoran Council of Lay Catholics has called on the country’s president, Rafael Correa, to tone down his rhetoric against the Catholic Church. During a press conference, Council president Max Loaiza said the president’s criticisms have been offensive to priests and bishops.
Aug 8, 2008 - 12:20 am .- The president of the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE), Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela explained that the next World Youth Day, scheduled to take place in 2011, will require the people of Madrid to have a strong “commitment to apostolic character.”