Archive of January 8, 2011

Revised New American Bible to be released Ash Wednesday

Jan 8, 2011 - 07:09 pm .- The New American Bible, Revised Edition has been approved for publication and will be available on March 9, Ash Wednesday. The new translation aims for better accuracy, better adaptation to contemporary English, and easy singing or recitation of the Psalms.

Darfur bishop: Humanitarian troubles, persecution could follow Sudan independence vote

Jan 8, 2011 - 05:17 pm .- With independence very likely in south Sudan, one Sudanese bishop is looking to the future. He warns of the possibility of “humanitarian disaster” in the south and “real persecution” for Christians in the north following the upcoming election.

Denver layman’s nonprofit aids Ethiopian orphanage

Jan 8, 2011 - 01:21 pm .- Mac Bryant is familiar firsthand with the adage: Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

Vatican not collaborating with Discovery Channel’s exorcism series, says spokesman

Jan 8, 2011 - 11:24 am .- The Vatican's Press Office director Fr. Federico Lombardi has denied claims that there is any official collaboration between the Holy See and the Discovery Channel for a series called “The Exorcist Files.” Publicity for the show was “misleading.”

US lodges strong protest with Vietnam after beating of American diplomat

Jan 8, 2011 - 08:01 am .- The U.S. State Department lodged a sharp protest with the Vietnamese government after a U.S. diplomat was beaten in the country for attempting to visit an ailing Catholic priest who is under house arrest.

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