Archive of May 31, 2010

South Africa bishop blesses World Cup stadium

May 31, 2010 - 06:04 pm .- A South Africa bishop blessed the Mbombela World Cup stadium on May 24, one of the locations for the international sports event that will kick off on June 11.

'Burn it!' if it's not in line with Church teaching: Alice von Hildebrand recalls her husband's inspiration

May 31, 2010 - 03:04 pm .- "If you find a word that is not in line with the Church, burn it!" were the instructions Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand gave to his wife before he died in 1977. The man whose legacy of thought was revived in a three-day conference in Rome last week was described in intimate detail by the person who knew him best: his wife Alice.

Majority of Latin Americans oppose legalized abortion

May 31, 2010 - 01:02 pm .- A public opinion poll conducted by the Latin American Department of Social Sciences (LADSS) revealed that in four countries of the region, the majority of citizens oppose the legalization of abortion.

'High profile' Church officials named by Pope Benedict XVI for Apostolic Visitation to Ireland

May 31, 2010 - 11:34 am .- The first big phase in the renewal process of the Catholic Church in Ireland begins next fall. On Monday, "high profile" Church officials with "great specific experience" from the U.K., Ireland and North America were named to head the Apostolic Visitation the Holy Father promised Irish Catholics last March.

Hell easier to bear for those who don't drag others down with them, says Msgr. Scicluna

May 31, 2010 - 10:48 am .- An hour of Eucharistic Adoration was observed in the Basilica of St. Peter's on Saturday morning in which priests, nuns, seminarians and lay faithful participated. Following the solemn event, Vatican official Monsignor Charles J. Scicluna emphasized the value of children to God and admonished those who have committed harmful acts against them.

Pope's prayer intentions for June released

May 31, 2010 - 08:43 am .- On Monday, the Holy See's Press Office released Pope Benedict XVI's prayer intentions for the month of June. In his intentions, the Pontiff prays that institutions around the globe will work to guarantee respect for the human person in all stages of life.

Finding God in war: Soldiers face mortality and faith in combat

May 31, 2010 - 06:54 am .- It has been said that there are no atheists in foxholes. Indeed, facing mortal danger has long been a catalyst for faith — especially on the battlefield where life meets death every day. This is true now as ever. Soldiers facing death are still searching for and finding God.

Czech Republic and Catholic Church come to agreement in Prague cathedral dispute

May 31, 2010 - 03:01 am .- The Czech president and the Archbishop of Prague have announced an agreement resolving a property dispute over St. Vitus’ Cathedral dating back to the communist era.

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