Archive of May 11, 2009

Italian archbishop suspends communion in the hand to avoid abuses of the Eucharist

May 11, 2009 - 11:45 pm .- The Archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, has prohibited the reception of communion in the hand in three parishes of his archdiocese and has asked priests to be on the watch for those who may be abusing the Eucharist.

Bishop blesses mass grave of unbaptized children in N. Ireland

May 11, 2009 - 09:20 pm .- A Catholic bishop on Sunday blessed an unmarked mass grave in Belfast which had been inadvertently leased out. Unbaptized babies and those who had committed suicide had been buried on the land.

Pro-life ‘Imagine’ adoption ad approved to run during ‘American Idol’

May 11, 2009 - 05:26 pm .- A new pro-life video listing famous people who have been adopted has received initial acceptance for broadcast on the closing episode of "American Idol."

EWTN to host 10th annual Family Celebration

May 11, 2009 - 04:40 pm .- EWTN is planning to host its 10th free Family Celebration August 8 – 9.  Families who attend can expect to hear speakers such as Raymond Arroyo and Danny Abramowicz, participate in a taping of “Crossing the Goal” and take advantage of opportunities for confession and Eucharistic Adoration.

Holy Father addresses inter-religious dialogue, decline of Christians in Holy Land with reporters

May 11, 2009 - 04:06 pm .- On Friday, during Pope Benedict’s flight from Rome to Amman, Jordan, he briefly answered questions from journalists accompanying him on his journey on the topics of peace in the Holy Land, inter-religious dialogue and the decline of Christians in the region.

Mexican state of Guanajuato amends constitution to protect life

May 11, 2009 - 02:56 pm .- The Guanajuato State Legislature in Mexico approved a measure last week amending the state’s constitution to protect human life from abortion and euthanasia.

Religious differences an opportunity for mutual encouragement, Pope tells religious leaders

May 11, 2009 - 01:50 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI met with representatives of inter-religious dialogue groups in Jerusalem on Monday evening, telling them that religious differences are a "wonderful opportunity" for people of different faiths to live together in mutual encouragement in the ways of God. He added that religious belief presupposes truth, which is not a threat to tolerance but rather a common criterion offered to all.

Pope pays respects to Holocaust victims

May 11, 2009 - 12:46 pm .- In a touching ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial this afternoon, Pope Benedict took another step in his efforts to reach out to the Jews by remembering those who died in the Shoah. The Holy Father also reiterated that the Catholic Church is committed to "praying and working tirelessly to ensure that hatred will never reign in the hearts of men again."

The dignity of all must be recognized for peace, Pope stresses in Israel

May 11, 2009 - 11:28 am .- This afternoon in Jerusalem, Pope Benedict was received by President of Israel Shimon Peres at his residence. After a private meeting between the two heads of state, Peres delivered a speech stressing the need to separate violence from religion, while Pope Benedict asserted that true security can only be found when justice that protects the human dignity of all is exercised.

Benedict XVI blesses cornerstone at Madaba, emphasizes that God is necessary in search for Truth

May 11, 2009 - 10:51 am .- On Saturday, the Holy Father traveled to the town of Madaba, Jordan where he blessed the cornerstone of the University of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Masses now celebrated again in Archdiocese of Mexico City following flu epidemic

May 11, 2009 - 10:20 am .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City announced last week that Sunday Mass and normal parish activities will resume as efforts to contain the swine flu epidemic have begun yielding results.

Pope pleads for peace in the Holy Land

May 11, 2009 - 05:01 am .- "Even though the name Jerusalem means 'city of peace,' it is all too evident that, for decades, peace has tragically eluded the inhabitants of this holy land,” Pope Benedict said in Israel, as he called for “every possible avenue” to be pursued to find peace.

Visit to Jordan a 'particular joy' for Pope Benedict

May 11, 2009 - 03:48 am .- Bringing his time in Jordan to a close, Pope Benedict XVI bid the country farewell at the Queen Alia airport on Monday morning. He said that the events of the visit will remain “firmly etched” in his memory and thanked King Abdullah for his willingness to allow the Christian community to grow in Jordan.

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