Archive of February 23, 2011

More than 300,000 young pilgrims to participate in 'Days in the Dioceses'

Feb 23, 2011 - 08:49 pm .- More than 300,000 young people from all over the world will be welcomed by families across Spain prior to the beginning of World Youth Day 2011. The pilgrims will participate in the week long “Days in the Dioceses,” in preparation for the massive event expected to draw two million young people.

Pope blesses St. Maron statue, sign of communion, peace and reconciliation

Feb 23, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- The Maronite community of the world is celebrating the installation of the newest statue at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Jesuit doctor of the church teaches that Christ is the goal of life, Pope says

Feb 23, 2011 - 03:52 pm .- St. Robert Bellarmine's life and spirituality was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI's teaching during his weekly general audience Feb. 23.

Tunisian police nab alleged murderer of Polish priest

Feb 23, 2011 - 02:53 pm .- Authorities in Tunisia have arrested the alleged murderer of 34-year-old Polish priest Fr. Marek Marius Rybinski, who was found dead on Feb. 18.

Iraqi ambassador criticized for his views on anti-Christian violence

Feb 23, 2011 - 01:43 pm .- The violence against Christians in Iraq is real and is driven by Muslim extremists and government indifference.

Vatican charity offical says new challenges call for new leadership at Caritas

Feb 23, 2011 - 11:33 am .- The Vatican believes that its top aid agency, Caritas Internationalis, needs new leadership to build a stronger Catholic identity within the organization, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, who oversees the agency’s work as president as president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson remembered for his profound pro-life conversion

Feb 23, 2011 - 09:26 am .- After the recent death of abortionist turned pro-life advocate Dr. Bernard Nathanson, his close friend Fr. C. John McCloskey said that the doctor's conversion to the faith was “one of the great Catholic moments of the 20th century in the United States.”

Pastor of Catholic couple killed by Somali pirates praises their faith

Feb 23, 2011 - 05:51 am .- A sailing Catholic couple killed by Somali pirates during their global cruise to distribute Bibles was a “wonderful part” of a California Catholic parish, the couple’s pastor said.

Billboard in Manhattan describes abortion as ‘number one killer’ of blacks

Feb 23, 2011 - 03:00 am .- A new billboard campaign has responded to the high abortion rate among black women in New York City by declaring “the most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.”

Asia Bibi from prison: God will hear my prayers

Feb 23, 2011 - 12:10 am .- Speaking from the Sheikhupura Prison near Lahore, Pakistan, Asia Bibi, the first Christian woman condemned to death under the country’s Blasphemy Law, is reiterating her innocence and says she trusts “God will hear my prayers and will help me get out of here and get back home to my family.”

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