Archive of May 26, 2011

Catholic charity Caritas chooses new leader

May 26, 2011 - 08:00 pm .- Michel Roy has been elected as the new general secretary of Caritas, the Catholic Church’s confederation of charitable and development agencies. The 56-year-old Frenchman was voted in by a majority of delegates at the organization’s general assembly in Rome.

Cuban bishops: Country is slowly moving toward a democratic system

May 26, 2011 - 05:58 pm .- Two Catholic bishops in Cuba said the country is moving toward a more democratic system, despite the continual dominance of a single political party.

Pope names new bishop for Rapid City, auxiliary for Milwaukee

May 26, 2011 - 05:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Robert D. Gruss as the new Bishop of Rapid City in South Dakota on May 26. On the same day, he announced that Father Donald J. Hying would become an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milkwaukee.

Pope urges Italian bishops to promote faithful citizenship

May 26, 2011 - 04:06 pm .- Lay Catholics should “personally participate in public life” and “cultivate a spirit of sincere and loyal cooperation with the State,” Pope Benedict XVI told the bishops of Italy on the 150th anniversary of the country’s founding.

Catholic commentator discusses 'genderless child'

May 26, 2011 - 02:52 pm .- Andrew Haines, president of the Center for Morality in Public Life, recently discussed a Canadian couple's refusal to publicly disclose the gender of their four-month-old baby.

Body of Catholic priest found in Colombia

May 26, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- Colombian officials announced that the body of Fr. Cesar Dario Pena Garcia, who was killed by the Marxist rebel group FARC in 2004, has been found.

Catholic official says Israeli-Palestinian peace 'will take a long time'

May 26, 2011 - 11:39 am .- The priest charged with looking after Christianity’s most holy sites in both Palestine and Israel says reaching a peace settlement in the region “will take a long time.”

Chicago cardinal examines modern challenges from God-centered perspective

May 26, 2011 - 06:14 am .- Every day, Chicago residents can see vast numbers of people at work in the diverse fields of business, politics, culture and science. In his new book “God in Action,” Chicago's Cardinal Francis E. George holds a magnifying glass up to those areas to show how God is at work.

Celebration a key theme of World Meeting of Families preparatory book

May 26, 2011 - 02:50 am .- Vatican officials have released a book of preparatory teaching documents for next year’s Seventh World Meeting of Families. The catechesis series has as its theme “Family: Work and Celebration.”

Bill Donohue: Abuse report's failure to note role of homosexuality 'unacceptable'

May 26, 2011 - 12:54 am .- Catholic League president Bill Donohue said that a recent study on sex abuse within the U.S. Catholic Church defies its own research in concluding that homosexuality was not a significant factor in the crisis.

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