Archive of May 9, 2010

Rome conference aims at improving media coverage of Catholic Church

May 9, 2010 - 06:26 pm .- The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome announced an upcoming conference to help journalists around the globe improve their coverage of hot-button issues in the Church today, such as bioethics, ecumenism, Pope Pius XII and the recent controversy surrounding clerical sex abuse.

Benedict XVI calls Brazilians back to Eucharistic heart

May 9, 2010 - 03:15 pm .- After the Regina Coeli, the Holy Father addressed the people of Brazil, who will be celebrating their Eucharistic Congress next week. He asked that all people, priests and faithful, "rediscover that the heart of Brazil is in the Eucharist."

San Antonio university celebrates raising of two-ton spire after fire

May 9, 2010 - 01:17 pm .- Almost two years after a four-alarm fire destroyed a historic, architectural feature of Our Lady of the Lake University’s Main Building, a rebuilt spire weighing 5,000 pounds was raised and set atop of the north tower on April 21. A celebration featuring food, drinks and music preceded the raising of the spire.

Pope invites prayers for trip to Portugal

May 9, 2010 - 11:27 am .- Before leading the recitation of the Regina Coeli at the Vatican on Sunday, the Holy Father asked for prayers for his May 11-14 trip to Portugal.

Holy Father speaks of Mary, mother and model of the Church

May 9, 2010 - 10:10 am .- After noting the arrival of spring, the Holy Father remarked before Sunday's Regina Coeli that May is the Month of Mary. He spoke of her as the Mother and model of the Church, "the perfect disciple of Jesus."

Immigration reform is not amnesty, Bishop Wester says about bishops’ position

May 9, 2010 - 07:32 am .- Saying that immigration reform is not amnesty, Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City has claimed the “broken” immigration system helps exploit migrant workers and causes some to die in the desert. He urged that lawfulness be restored to the U.S. immigration system while also accommodating the great need for unskilled labor.

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