Archive of June 1, 2011

Italy releases over $33 million in Vatican bank assets

Jun 1, 2011 - 08:10 pm .- Rome's attorney general has released 23 million Euro (over $33 million) in assets belonging to the Institute for Religious Works, also known as the Vatican bank.

Pope closes Marian month with reflection on faith and courage

Jun 1, 2011 - 06:22 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI concluded a month of Marian celebrations with a procession and Rosary in the Vatican Gardens on May 31, the Feast of the Visitation. He offered the faithful a message about Mary’s fearless trust in God, for whom “nothing is impossible.”

Church’s 2000-year-old faith remains unchanged, says Vatican official

Jun 1, 2011 - 05:59 pm .- The new secretary of the Vatican council for promoting evangelization, Archbishop Octavio Ruiz explained that the Church proclaims the same faith received from Christ 20 centuries ago. The only changes, he added, are the methods for transmitting the Gospel message.

‘Today’ show prepares episode from the Vatican

Jun 1, 2011 - 05:18 pm .- At the end of the June 1 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI greeted NBC anchors Matt Lauer and Al Rocker, as they prepared to air the "Today" show from the Vatican.

National Catholic Register is first member in editors' service

Jun 1, 2011 - 02:15 pm .- Catholic News Agency and EWTN News have announced that the National Catholic Register is the first official member of their new service for Catholic editors.

Thieves break into Argentinean basilica, leave priest with hands tied

Jun 1, 2011 - 01:49 pm .- Three men broke into the rectory of the Basilica of St. Rose of Lima in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 31, stealing around $4,300 dollars in cash, chalices and sacred vessels.

Pope points to Moses as model of intercessory prayer

Jun 1, 2011 - 10:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said at the June 1 general audience that intercessory prayer helps us to grow in deeper knowledge of God and his mercy and makes us more capable of loving others in a self-sacrificial way.

New Academy for Life member speaks about need for post-abortion healing

Jun 1, 2011 - 05:51 am .- Vicki Thorn, a Wisconsin-based mother of six and recently appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, says that the Church must defend the sanctity of life and bring healing to those who have experienced the trauma of an abortion.

Doug Kmiec likely to support Obama for president in 2012

Jun 1, 2011 - 02:25 am .- Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec has reiterated his support for President Obama and said he will almost certainly endorse him again in the 2012 presidential election.

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