Archive of May 1, 2011

Vatican bloggers convention about empowerment, says organizer

May 1, 2011 - 09:43 pm .- The Vatican hopes to harness the power of bloggers in order to “further the Christian message” at a May 2 conference.

Libyan Church leader says NATO bombings won't solve crisis

May 1, 2011 - 06:09 pm .- The apostolic vicar of Tripoli in Libya has called for NATO to stop its military involvement in the Libyan civil war. He said the violence is taking a heavy toll on civilians and failing to produce any resolution.

Program prepares those who minister to the sick and dying

May 1, 2011 - 01:04 pm .- Recognizing the Church’s fundamental responsibility to care for those who are sick, the Diocese of Trenton's Certificate Program in Pastoral Care provides participants with the education and formation tools they need to serve in that ministry more competently and compassionately.

Blessed John Paul II celebrations happening worldwide

May 1, 2011 - 11:21 am .- Celebrations to mark the beatification of Pope John Paul II aren’t simply confined to Rome. Around the world, many other places have also been joining in.

Beatification crowd of one million fails to dampen spirits

May 1, 2011 - 09:37 am .- The estimated one million people in Rome for today’s beatification put many pilgrims far away from the actual celebration, but the distance could not supress their joy.

St. Athanasius, 'father of orthodoxy,' honored May 2

May 1, 2011 - 08:00 am .- Catholics will honor St. Athanasius on May 2. The fourth century bishop is known as “the father of orthodoxy” for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ's divinity.

'John Paul II is blessed!' – Pope Benedict pays tribute to his predecessor

May 1, 2011 - 04:35 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has beatified Pope John Paul II. In a ceremony before hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in Rome he explained his great admiration and affection for his predecessor.

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