Archive of May 2, 2011

Vatican gathering of bloggers hailed as a success

May 2, 2011 - 10:46 pm .- The first ever Vatican sponsored gathering of Catholic bloggers is being hailed as a success by participants.

Retired Australian bishop admits past inappropriate behavior

May 2, 2011 - 06:08 pm .- A prominent Australian bishop who resigned two years ago issued an apology citing past hurtful and inappropriate behavior as reasons for stepping down from his post. 

Controversial Australian bishop sacked by Pope Benedict XVI

May 2, 2011 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has sacked a controversial Australian bishop who has called for protestant ministers to celebrate Mass as well as the ordination of women.

Polish president thanks Pope for JPII beatification

May 2, 2011 - 01:52 pm .- Poland's president had a chance to thank Pope Benedict XVI personally for beatifying his Polish-born predecessor, Blessed John Paul II.

Pakistan Christians fear violent backlash in wake of Osama bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011 - 01:17 pm .- Christians in Pakistan are bracing for possible attacks after U.S. forces killed long sought-after terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, who was hiding in one of the country's northern cities.

Vatican says Bin Laden ‘gravely responsible,’ hopes for peace

May 2, 2011 - 12:06 pm .- The Vatican says it does not rejoice in the death of Osama bin Laden.

Mass of thanksgiving for beatification of Pope Blessed John Paul II

May 2, 2011 - 10:30 am .- “Today we thank the Lord for giving us a shepherd like Pope John Paul II.”

Citing Vatican investigation, Australian bishop announces early retirement

May 2, 2011 - 01:55 am .- A controversial Australian bishop said he is retiring early in a deal he negotiated with the Vatican.

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