Archive of July 10, 2010

Despite language difficulties, Community of St. John begins youth ministry in Ethiopia

Jul 10, 2010 - 06:44 pm .- Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) reported that the Community of St. John was recently asked by an archdiocese in Ethiopia to head the local youth ministry, despite a lack of familiarity the brothers have with the country's 80 languages.

Papal nuncio to Haiti: Six months later, 'We still need help'

Jul 10, 2010 - 03:07 pm .- As the six-month milestone since a devastating earthquake left the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince in tatters nears, the work of rebuilding continues slowly. Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, told Fides news agency that, simply put, "there is still much left to do."

Illinois headband designer making charity fashionable

Jul 10, 2010 - 01:48 pm .- She started a trend and a business in high school creating colorful headbands, but the best part of Gina Hinders’ story centers on her heart and how she is making charity fashionable.

Vatican claims net financial loss, sees improvement over 2009

Jul 10, 2010 - 11:39 am .- The Vatican's accounts continue to run in the red but have improved from last year, the Holy See announced on Saturday. Deficits from the past are gradually being reabsorbed.

Critics decry Federal ruling against Defense of Marriage Act

Jul 10, 2010 - 07:18 am .- In response to a federal judge in Massachusetts ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, critics of the move warned it could trigger “another culture war” and accused Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and the Obama administration of having “deliberately sabotaged” their defense of the case.

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