Archive of May 3, 2010

Mexican bishops emphasize the dignity of chidren

May 3, 2010 - 09:50 pm .- The Mexican Bishops’ Committee on the Family, Youth and the Laity, called on Mexicans this week “to commit themselves before God” to protecting the “life and dignity of children, and their integrity in the family, the Church and society.”

Benedict XVI recalls life of cardinal, reflects upon eternal life

May 3, 2010 - 08:02 pm .- The Holy Father remembered the life and legacy of the recently deceased Cardinal Paul Augustin Mayer on Monday morning. During his remarks, the Pontiff noted that in dying we achieve the "most profound desire of mankind," being reunited with God.

Pope: The sick are integral part of God's beautiful mosaic

May 3, 2010 - 07:07 pm .- During the Pope's visit to Turin on Sunday to venerate the Shroud and confirm the people of the city in the faith, the Holy Father stopped to see the sick and residents of the Little House of Divine Providence, founded by St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo. He reminded the sick of their important contribution and highlighted the new life that "flowers" from Christ's passion.

Bishop of Venezuela call for improved quality of life for workers

May 3, 2010 - 05:51 pm .- In their message for International Workers’ Day on May 1, the bishops of Venezuela exhorted the country’s government to provide “an improved quality of life” to workers in order to build a more peaceful, unified society.

Anglican bishops visit Vatican to discuss conversion

May 3, 2010 - 05:16 pm .- The Sunday Telegraph in Britain reported yesterday that several Anglican bishops met with Vatican officials to discuss the process of converting to the Catholic Church.

Belgian bishops to speak with Pope about sexual abuse

May 3, 2010 - 02:46 pm .- The bishops of Belgium, led by Archbishop of Malines Bruxelles André-Joseph Leonard, are at the Holy See this week for their periodic visit to the "threshold of the apostles." Among other issues on the agenda for their time at the Vatican will be discussions regarding sexual abuse, which led to the resignation of a bishop last month.

Holy Father reflects on love for music, art in new book

May 3, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- The Spanish daily, La Razon, announced the upcoming publication of new book by Pope Benedict XVI titled, “Praising God With Art.”  In it, he illustrates his “passion for music and reflects on art, liturgy and theology.”

Bishop urges Argentinean lawmakers to uphold marriage, right to life

May 3, 2010 - 11:52 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Marino of La Plata reminded Argentinean lawmakers last week to protect the non-negotiable values of marriage and the right to life.

Pope Benedict exhorts youth not to fear commitment

May 3, 2010 - 11:23 am .- Meeting with youth after lunch on Sunday in Turin, the Holy Father offered some thoughts he hoped would aid young people in their spiritual growth and their mission within the Church and the world. He put particular emphasis on the need for youth to be decisive in making "irrevocable" choices and outlined specific ways for them to live a more fruitful faith.

Shroud documents Christ's death but pulsates with life, says Pope

May 3, 2010 - 11:13 am .- The Shroud is a reminder to us of the darkness and light of Holy Saturday, Pope Benedict said from the altar before the "Icon" in the Cathedral of Turin. In the image stained with blood, he taught, we find "the darkest mystery of the faith and at the same time the brightest sign of a hope that doesn't have limits."

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