Archive of April 13, 2011

Vatican confirms ordination of bishop in China

Apr 13, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- The Vatican has confirmed that Paul Liang Jiansen has been ordained as bishop of the Chinese city of Jiangmen. That’s the first such ordination in China since relations between the communist state and the Holy See broke-down last year.

Special working group created to revise 'YouCat'

Apr 13, 2011 - 04:24 pm .- The Vatican is to create a special working group to review the content of the youth catechism “YouCat.” The book, launched April 13 in Rome, made headlines earlier this week when CNA revealed its Italian language edition appeared to endorse the use of contraception.

Victims of violence must not be forgotten, stress Colombian bishops

Apr 13, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- The Colombian bishops are calling on society to remember the country's victims of violence.

Youth catechism's Italian version pulled over contraception error

Apr 13, 2011 - 11:48 am .- The publisher of the Italian-language edition of a youth catechism has pulled it from production because of a translation error implying the Catholic Church’s approval of contraception.

Pope praises non-canonized saints of the Church

Apr 13, 2011 - 11:27 am .- Pope Benedict XVI offered those gathered in St. Peter's Square a reflection on the “simple,” less well-known saints, as he brought his two-year stretch of teachings on the Church's saints to a close.

Middle East expert warns against illusion of 'moderate' Islamists

Apr 13, 2011 - 06:15 am .- Habib Malik, a Lebanese Roman Catholic scholar and human rights advocate, recently warned Western countries to be on their guard against radical Islamic forces that present themselves as political “moderates” in countries such as Libya and Egypt.

Natural fertility training session draws record numbers

Apr 13, 2011 - 02:23 am .- A record number of women’s health practitioners from around the world have completed a training regimen in how to apply knowledge about the natural regulation of human fertility.

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