Archive of May 27, 2011

CNA and EWTN News will launch news service for Catholic publications

May 27, 2011 - 11:50 pm .- Catholic News Agency and EWTN News will launch a new service for Catholic publications on May 31. The CNA Editors Service will supply a full range of news, features, commentary and photojournalism. All content will be provided free-of-charge for publication in print or on the web. Editors will be required to pay small fees for the use of photos provided by Getty Images, one of the world’s top names in news photography.

Pope Benedict backs changes at Caritas

May 27, 2011 - 06:55 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has given his backing to the reorganization of the international Catholic charity Caritas, which will see the organization work more closely under Vatican guidance in a bid to enhance its Catholic identity.

Mass of reparation held after Marian statues vandalized in Venezuela

May 27, 2011 - 05:58 pm .- The pastor of the cathedral in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, celebrated a Mass of Reparation on May 26 after several statues of Mary the Divine Pastor were damaged.

Church operating 117,000 centers for AIDS patients worldwide

May 27, 2011 - 03:07 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care reported that the Catholic Church is currently running 117,000 centers to care for AIDS patients throughout the world.

Peruvian bishops call for tolerance and respect as election approaches

May 27, 2011 - 02:01 pm .- The Peruvian bishops' conference recently lamented “the manner in which the electoral campaigns are being carried out.” The bishops called on Peruvians to show respect and tolerance as the June 5 presidential runoff election approaches.

Critic of Boehner's Catholic credibility faces tough questions of his own

May 27, 2011 - 06:08 am .- The lead author of a letter criticizing House Speaker John Boehner on “matters of faith and morals” says the letter was a bid for dialogue, not a political stunt. But Dr. Stephen Schneck's own critics say he promotes a distorted version of Catholic social teaching.

National Catholic Reporter editor-in-chief passes away

May 27, 2011 - 03:17 am .- Joseph Feuerherd, the editor-in-chief and publisher of the National Catholic Reporter, died on May 26 at a Maryland hospice facility. Feuerherd, 48, had been fighting cancer for 18 months.

US House approves Jesuit priest as next chaplain

May 27, 2011 - 01:03 am .- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted on May 25 to approve Fr. Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., as the next House chaplain.

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