Archive of January 12, 2011

New Venezuelan laws ignore will of the people, warn bishops

Jan 12, 2011 - 06:59 pm .- The bishops of Venezuela are heavily criticizing a new law which allows the country's President Hugo Chavez to rule by decree until the middle of 2012.

Bishop Kicanas consoles community in grief over Arizona shooting

Jan 12, 2011 - 05:38 pm .- Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson celebrated a Jan. 11 Mass on behalf of the victims of the Arizona shooting and to comfort a grieving community. With hundreds in attendance, he said that God wants mankind to “resist evil,” to live with integrity, and to act with “civility and respect.”

Purgatory inflames hearts with God's love, Pope says

Jan 12, 2011 - 02:57 pm .- Pope Benedict continued his recent theme of reflecting on women saints during his weekly audience, highlighting St. Catherine of Genoa and her insights on Purgatory.

Vatican analyst reports approval of beatification for Pope John Paul II

Jan 12, 2011 - 02:39 pm .- Vatican officials have concluded that a miraculous healing credited to the intercession of Pope John Paul II is authentic.

Youth build chapels to replace churches damaged in Chilean earthquake

Jan 12, 2011 - 02:04 pm .- Young Catholics in Chile are building chapels for rural communities whose parishes were damaged in the country's February 2010 earthquake.

On earthquake anniversary, Pope appoints archbishop, sends $1.2 million to Haiti

Jan 12, 2011 - 12:24 pm .- Exactly one year since a catastrophic earthquake took the life of the Archbishop Serge Miot of Port-au-Prince, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a new leader to help guide the Haitian Church and nation out of the rubble.

Catholic Relief Services still hopeful for Haitian rebuilding efforts

Jan 12, 2011 - 06:05 am .- A year after the January 2010 earthquake that left Haiti's capital in ruins, a million residents of Port-au-Prince remain homeless amid a spreading cholera epidemic and political unrest. But Catholic Relief Services remains committed to Haiti's recovery and self-sufficiency, despite overwhelming challenges.

US sex abuse attorney extends practice against Catholic Church overseas

Jan 12, 2011 - 02:17 am .- Attorney Jeff Anderson, who claims to have won more than $60 million from the U.S. Catholic Church in clerical sex-abuse lawsuits, has extended his practice to the U.K.

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