Archive of April 28, 2011

Newt Gingrich tells of Catholic faith’s ‘transforming power’ over secularism

Apr 28, 2011 - 08:04 pm .- Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast that his conversion to Catholicism helped him discover the “transforming power of faith” in the face of the “increasingly aggressive secularization” of the United States.

Nigerian bishop criticizes politicians for role in violent outbreak

Apr 28, 2011 - 04:43 pm .- A Nigerian bishop said corrupt leaders play a significant part in the violence that has killed at least 500 people in the last week.

Naked Christ sculpture draws fire from Jamaican archbishop

Apr 28, 2011 - 02:33 pm .- Archbishop Donald J. Reece of Kingston criticized Jamaica’s leading newspaper for publishing a front-page photo of a 10-foot sculpture depicting Christ's naked body and exposed genitalia.

Beatification watch: The Polish invasion of Rome begins

Apr 28, 2011 - 01:10 pm .- You don’t have to go far in Rome to know that a Polish invasion is underway.

John Paul II exhibit to open in St. Peter's Square

Apr 28, 2011 - 12:08 pm .- An exhibit chronicling the life of John Paul II will open in St. Peter's Square in honor of the late Pope's upcoming beatification.

Cardinal suspends controversial Chicago priest

Apr 28, 2011 - 10:34 am .- Controversial Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger was suspended by the archdiocese on April 27 after making public statements threatening to leave the Church if he were reassigned from his current parish.

New missal translation a 'gift' to modern generation, says Denver bishop

Apr 28, 2011 - 05:58 am .- Auxiliary Bishop of Denver James D. Conley praised the new translation of the Roman Missal, calling it the Church's “gift to our generation.”

UK Catholic adoption agency loses appeal, facing closure

Apr 28, 2011 - 12:58 am .- A Catholic adoption charity in England is facing closure after losing its appeal against a law forcing them to place children with homosexual couples. 

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