Archive of June 3, 2011

Catholics pray for Jack Kevorkian, condemn his 'deadly legacy'

Jun 3, 2011 - 06:11 pm .- Catholics have responded to the June 3 death of assisted suicide activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian with prayers for him and his victims, affirming the Christian belief in the sanctity of life.

Spanish bishops denounce sexually explicit ads in the media

Jun 3, 2011 - 06:07 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Spain has warned of the dangers of sexually charged ads and the promotion of the sex industry.

Revealed: The three choices for Archbishop of Milan

Jun 3, 2011 - 05:02 pm .- The three names on the short list for Archbishop of Milan were revealed in the Italian press June 3.

Experts: Despite new US religious freedom ambassador, issue remains low priority

Jun 3, 2011 - 03:51 pm .- Religious freedom experts are saying the White House’s decision to fill the ambassador for religious freedom post, after a vacancy of nearly two and a half years, shows the issue is low on the priority list for the Obama administration.

Pope urges peaceful resolution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jun 3, 2011 - 03:04 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI expressed the urgent need to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a June 3 audience at the Vatican.

Spanish students answer tough questions about the Church

Jun 3, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- Several college students in Spain recently responded to 25 controversial questions about the Catholic Church. The group used the responses to create a series of videos to prepare young people for World Youth Day 2011.

Pilgrims crowd Bl. John XXIII’s grave on day he died

Jun 3, 2011 - 01:56 pm .- All day in St. Peter’s Basilica pilgrims have been filing past the flower-covered tomb of Blessed Pope John XXIII, who died on this day in 1963.

Vice President Biden meets in private with Pope Benedict

Jun 3, 2011 - 11:00 am .- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden met with Pope Benedict XVI in an unannounced visit to the Vatican, June 3. Both sides have been tight-lipped as to what was discussed.

Diocese says civil union law put an end to adoption partnership

Jun 3, 2011 - 06:07 am .- The Diocese of Rockford says Illinois' new civil union law has forced Catholic Charities to end an adoption partnership once ranked as the second-best in the state.

Bishop Cordileone invites Catholics to conference on response to secularism

Jun 3, 2011 - 02:02 am .- Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland has encouraged Catholics to attend the Napa Institute’s first annual conference to respond to the growth of “practical atheism” and a secularism that is “antagonistic towards religion.”

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