Archive of April 12, 2011

Scottish bishops welcome new English translation of the Mass

Apr 12, 2011 - 07:19 pm .- Scotland’s bishops have become the latest to give their backing to the new English translation of the Roman Missal. The bishops said the new translation would gradually be introduced, beginning on Sept. 4.

Bishop calls for justice after mass graves discovered in Mexico

Apr 12, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- A Mexican bishop is calling on officials to shed light on the 88 bodies found in the city of San Fernando.

Seattle bishop to head Diocese of Yakima

Apr 12, 2011 - 04:58 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Seattle will succeed Bishop Carlos Sevilla of Yakima, Pope Benedict XVI has decided.

Cardinal asks Ricky Martin to set strong example for youth

Apr 12, 2011 - 02:05 pm .- Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, recently asked singer Ricky Martin to refrain from promoting homosexuality and to set a good example for young people.

Youth catechism publisher says 'contraceptive' language not in original text

Apr 12, 2011 - 12:28 pm .- The English-language publisher of a new Vatican-sponsored youth catechism says that a passage suggesting the use of contraception by Christian couples is not in the book's original German text, which was incorrectly translated into Italian.

Pope John Paul II’s biographer welcomes new feast day, Oct. 22

Apr 12, 2011 - 11:29 am .- Pope John Paul II’s biographer is welcoming the announcement of a new feast day for the soon-to-be beatified pontiff. The Vatican has declared that Oct. 22, the day he became Pope, will now mark the occasion.

Cardinal Zen: Vatican officials have blocked Pope's plan for Chinese Church

Apr 12, 2011 - 06:11 am .- During his recent visit to Washington, D.C., Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun told reporters that mistakes and misunderstandings on the part of key Vatican officials, and a desire for “compromise at any cost,” have undermined Pope Benedict's intentions for the Catholic Church in China.

Sudan bishop says violence won't stop southern independence

Apr 12, 2011 - 03:13 am .- The Bishop of Khartoum in northern Sudan says that outbreaks of violence will not prevent the country's south from seceding and forming an independent country in July 2011.

Cuban Knights of Malta medical mission treats hundreds

Apr 12, 2011 - 12:50 am .- Members and friends of the Cuban Association of the Knights of Malta provided medical care to over 1,000 poor patients in their recent mission to the Dominican Republic.

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