Archive of May 18, 2011

Bishops of Spain encourage taxpayers to contribute to the Church

May 18, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- The bishops of Spain have launched an appeal encouraging taxpayers to check the box on their income returns to designate a portion of their taxes for the charitable works of the Church.

Critics say new study misses real reasons for priest abuse crisis

May 18, 2011 - 05:45 pm .- A $2 million study commissioned by the U.S. bishops is not likely to put to rest questions about the causes of the sexual abuse crisis in the priesthood.

Inside story of Marian mosaic told on Bl. John Paul II's birthday

May 18, 2011 - 05:05 pm .- Blessed Pope John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920. Today, one of his closest colleagues revealed the true story behind the mosaic of Our Lady the late Pope had installed in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope asks Christians to pray for Church in China

May 18, 2011 - 02:26 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has urged Catholics around the world to join him next week in praying for the Church in China.

Cardinal Ouellet exhorts bishops to work for sanctification of Latin America

May 18, 2011 - 01:01 pm .- The head of the Vatican's commission for Latin America called on the region's bishops to work for the sanctification of Catholics in their area.

Pope reflects on how prayer can spark God’s mercy

May 18, 2011 - 10:30 am .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on Christian prayer today as he spoke about the relationship between intercessory prayer and God’s mercy throughout history.

Bishops' supporter sees misguided zeal in anti-immigrant push

May 18, 2011 - 05:57 am .- A dispute between two Catholic authors on immigration is revealing deep divides within the U.S. Church. An advocate of the U.S. bishops' position says that anti-immigrant attitudes will weaken and divide both the Church and the pro-life movement.

Denver to host national pro-life lawyer conference

May 18, 2011 - 02:19 am .- The National Lawyers Association, a group dedicated to providing support to pro-life attorneys across the U.S., will hold their annual conference in Denver this summer.

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