Archive of June 26, 2010

New bill aims to fight child sex trafficking in US

Jun 26, 2010 - 06:06 pm .- A new bill introduced in Congress this week aims to fight child sex trafficking in the United States, a problem that is often overlooked, say the bill's authors.

Pope to appoint groundbreaking representative to Vietnam

Jun 26, 2010 - 02:08 pm .- A communique released by the Holy See's Press Office on Saturday describes meetings that took place between delegations from the Vatican and Vietnam this week. A major outcome of the meetings is that the two sides have agreed to the papal appointment of a "non-resident representative to the Holy See from Vietnam" to take what Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi called "a very significant step" in building on existing relations.

Cardinal Bertone: 'No precedent even in communist regimes' for Belgian police raid

Jun 26, 2010 - 01:17 pm .- On Saturday morning, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone stated that the way Belgian judicial and police forces carried out a raid on the retired Archbishop of Brussels and the archdiocese's office had "no precedents even in communist regimes."

Blessed Mother leads boy to priesthood

Jun 26, 2010 - 01:14 pm .- “When I grow up, I want to be like him,”  The 5-year-old was talking about the priest. But while still a child the boy fell in love – with the image of Our Lady of Fatima. “If I find a woman who looks like her, and has her characteristics, I’ll marry her,” he decided.

Pope Benedict points to St. Jean Vianney as model for charity workers

Jun 26, 2010 - 01:03 pm .- In audience with members of the charity St. Peter's Circle this morning the Holy Father praised their efforts and emphasized the importance of charity. He referred St. Jean Vianney as a model of charity whose example invites Catholics to open their arms to all people in need.

Catholic Charities in New Orleans helps 13,000 oil spill victims

Jun 26, 2010 - 07:10 am .- Though the valiant work of Catholic Charities in New Orleans was going on before the BP oil spill, their work is being noted across the nation, including with the appearance of their clients in a new Spike Lee film.

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