Archive of February 2, 2011

New Vatican congregation head says consecrated life is a communion of love

Feb 2, 2011 - 07:40 pm .- The Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper marked the annual Day of Consecrated Life Feb. 2 with an exclusive interview of Archbishop João Braz de Aviz, the new prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

More than 30,000 Mexican youth make pilgrimage to Shrine of Christ the King

Feb 2, 2011 - 05:57 pm .- Some 30,000 Mexican young people made a pilgrimage Jan. 29-30 to the Shrine of Christ the King located on Cubilete Hill in the Mexican State of Guanajuanto.

Salesians to restructure provinces in Spain

Feb 2, 2011 - 04:02 pm .- The Superior General of the Salesian Order, Fr. Pascual Chavez, has announced that the six Salesian provinces in Spain will be combined in 2014 to form two large provinces. He said the change will optimize the work of the order, revitalize its charism and boost evangelization among young people.

St. Teresa of Avila shows that time spent in prayer not lost, says Pope

Feb 2, 2011 - 03:57 pm .- The experience of the 16th-century Doctor of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila, still shows people that time in prayer opens “the way to life,” loving God and his Church, and showing genuine charity on earth, said the Pope during the general audience.

Church leaders in Egypt see signs of new unity among Christians and Muslims

Feb 2, 2011 - 01:46 pm .- As massive demonstrations moved into their second week in Cairo — with more than 250,000 protesters filling the streets demanding an end to the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak — the Vatican’s top ambassador said there is a “sense of uncertainty” in the north African nation.

Archbishop Dolan and CHA president affirm local bishop’s authority in medical ethics

Feb 2, 2011 - 05:43 am .- Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Sr. Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), have exchanged letters affirming that the local bishop is the authoritative interpreter of religious and ethical guidelines in Catholic health facilities.

Two priests added to Legion of Christ advisory council

Feb 2, 2011 - 01:01 am .- The general council assisting the superior general of the Legion of Christ will be temporarily expanded with the addition of two priests recommended by members of the religious congregation.

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