Archive of May 15, 2010

Aid to the Church in Need provides relief to former child soldiers in Africa

May 15, 2010 - 06:04 pm .- The Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is providing relief to more than 1,000 people, some of whom are former child soldiers who fled a Ugandan rebel group inflicting raids on villages in the Congo.

Canadian bishops’ revamped website includes new blog, Facebook sharing

May 15, 2010 - 05:47 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Canada have unveiled a new and improved version of their website. It now includes a Bishop’s Blog and article sharing over Facebook.

Vatican spokesman: ‘marvelous’ papal visit to Portugal surpassed expectations

May 15, 2010 - 03:31 pm .- In an interview with Vatican Radio on Saturday Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi reviewed the highlights and important messages from the week's Apostolic Trip to Portugal. He noted the vitality of the Church in the country, calling it a sign of hope for the future.

In paper snowflakes, Iowa family found answer to prayer

May 15, 2010 - 01:29 pm .- Keith Bonnstetter believes God gave him a gift that helped his family during a difficult time. Now, he often uses that gift to capture milestones in other families’ lives.

Homage to John Paul II is focus of coming conference in Rome

May 15, 2010 - 10:29 am .- Next Tuesday an afternoon conference will be held in honor of Venerable John Paul II at one of Rome's pontifical universities. The initiative, which will discuss writings and testimonies about the Pope's life, comes on the 90th anniversary of his birth.

National Review Board recounts lessons learned from abuse victims’ stories

May 15, 2010 - 07:55 am .- The National Review Board, an advisory group established to oversee child and youth protection in the Catholic Church in the U.S., has issued a list of lessons that abuse victims and survivors have taught them. Noting abuse victims’ courage, the board chairwoman explained to CNA that there is a need to learn more and to communicate effectively the Church’s steps to combating abuse.

Mexican evangelicals: Attacks on Pope aimed at undermining Christianity

May 15, 2010 - 03:02 am .- The committee, Pastors United for Mexico recently sent a letter to the Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, calling the attacks on Pope Benedict XVI an attempt to “harm the worldwide image and influence of the clergy.”

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