Archive of June 1, 2009

Murdered Iraqi bishop to receive posthumous Path to Peace award

Jun 1, 2009 - 11:45 pm .- The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul Paulos Faraj Rahho will posthumously receive the 2009 Path to Peace Award, the Path to Peace Foundation has announced. The award will recognize Christians who have remained in Iraq to witness to their faith.

Argentinean bishop says Church would lack soul without Pentecost

Jun 1, 2009 - 10:08 pm .- Bishop Oscar Sarlinga of Zarate-Campana in Argentina reminded the faithful on Saturday that “without the lasting effect of Pentecost on the Church, she would merely be a human organization, a structure without a soul.”

Church and Benedict XVI confronting heart of secular world, archbishop states

Jun 1, 2009 - 08:39 pm .- Archbishop Francisco Gil Hellin of Burgos, Spain said last week that it has become increasingly evident that both the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI are confronting the “center of the secular world, made up of significant elements of the European Union, the United Nations, and more recently, the United States.”

After month of Mary, Pope reflects on her bond with the Holy Spirit

Jun 1, 2009 - 06:02 pm .- Yesterday evening, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the faithful at the Vatican's Grotto of Lourdes, urging them to “meditate upon the bond between the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary.”

Benedict XVI meets with Czech, Ukrainian heads of state

Jun 1, 2009 - 04:38 pm .- Over the past few days, Pope Benedict met with the presidents of the Czech Republic and the Ukraine to discuss the relationships between each of their countries and the Vatican.  It was also announced that the Holy Father is planning a trip to the Czech Republic in September.

Operation Rescue says Tiller murder suspect not connected with group

Jun 1, 2009 - 04:13 pm .- The pro-life group Operation Rescue, responding to the murder of Kansas abortionist Dr. George Tiller, said his alleged killer had posted comments to their public blog site but had no connection with the group.

Cardinal Sandoval says priesthood is privilege and work of love

Jun 1, 2009 - 02:29 pm .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval, said last week the priesthood is a privilege and a “work of love” that demands of the priest a daily examination of conscience about his own walk.

Caritas launches appeal to confront unemployment in Japan

Jun 1, 2009 - 12:07 pm .- Caritas Japan has launched an appeal entitled, “Emergency Contributions to Save Lives,” aimed at encouraging dioceses, parishes, associations and the faithful to contribute to a solidarity fund to help unemployed families.

Holy Father prays for poverty-stricken countries, regions of violence

Jun 1, 2009 - 10:22 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will offer his prayers this month for the poor not to be forgotten in the economic crisis as well as for Christians living in the violence-scarred regions of the world.

Pope to close Pauline Year, visit Czech Republic

Jun 1, 2009 - 09:43 am .- Pope Benedict's liturgical and travel schedule for the months of June through September was released by the Vatican on Monday. Highlights for the summer months include, the closing of the Year of St. Paul and a trip to the Czech Republic.

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