Archive of January 11, 2011

Spanish archbishop defends baptism amid culture of death

Jan 11, 2011 - 08:04 pm .- Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Toledo, Spain is defending baptism's “yes to life” in the face of the culture of death.

Vatican responds to Egypt recalling its ambassador over Pope's remarks

Jan 11, 2011 - 07:30 pm .- The Holy See has no desire to escalate conflict or strain diplomatic relations, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said Jan. 11 in response to Egypt recalling its ambassador in protest of Pope Benedict's condemnation of the recent violence against Christians in the country.

Archbishop Chaput remembers deep Catholic faith of judge killed in Ariz. shooting

Jan 11, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver expressed anguish over the recent Arizona shooting that left 6 dead and over a dozen wounded, noting particularly the life and deep Catholic faith of victim Judge John Roll.

Venezuelan cardinal: Government land seizure becoming serious issue

Jan 11, 2011 - 03:09 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela warned that some of the government's recent land seizures have not followed procedures outlined in the country's Constitution.

Catholic structure for ex-Anglicans in UK expected by Jan. 15

Jan 11, 2011 - 01:46 pm .- Catholic bishops in England and Wales expect that their country's new jurisdiction for former Anglicans will be formally established in a Vatican decree by Jan. 15, the same day that three onetime Anglican bishops will receive their ordination as Catholic priests.

Honduran cardinal denounces death threats

Jan 11, 2011 - 11:58 am .- Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras recently stated he has been the target of death threats since 2009. He believes the threats are from supporters of the country's deposed President Manuel Zelaya.

Founder of Catholic homosexual support group passes away

Jan 11, 2011 - 05:40 am .- Fr. John Harvey, known for founding Courage, the international support group for Catholics who experience same-sex attraction, passed away recently at the age of 92. 

Knights of Columbus reaching out to Haiti quake's child amputees

Jan 11, 2011 - 01:10 am .- As Haiti continues to cope with the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated its capital Port-au-Prince in January 2010, the Knights of Columbus are expanding their ongoing campaign to provide prosthetic limbs and physical therapy to children injured in the disaster.

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