Archive of June 7, 2011

Church celebrates beatification of Bishop Juan de Palafox

Jun 7, 2011 - 07:53 pm .- Bishop Juan de Palafox was beatified in a solemn ceremony in Spain. Cardinal Angelo Amato, presided at the Mass on June 5.

Fight against AIDS should combat promiscuity, expert says

Jun 7, 2011 - 05:58 pm .- Father Juan Jose Perez-Soba recently argued that AIDS prevention campaigns do not attack the root of the problem because they do not combat promiscuity. Instead, he added, they focus on promoting condom use.

KC bishop admits failure in abuse case, says he'll address alleged 'concealment'

Jun 7, 2011 - 05:09 pm .- The head of the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese admits he failed to act on suspicions voiced to him last year, about a priest arrested in May for possessing child pornography. But he's waiting to respond to a new lawsuit, which makes unsubstantiated claims that he “concealed” information to prevent a scandal.

English cardinal urges prayers for Irish Catholic Church

Jun 7, 2011 - 03:31 pm .- English Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor describes Ireland as “A country I love very much,” but also as a nation that needs the prayers of Catholics around the globe as it struggles to recover from the abuse scandals in the local Church.

Spanish bishop to preside at Mass for murdered military chaplain

Jun 7, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- Bishop Jose Lorca Planes will preside at the funeral Mass for a retired military chaplain who was killed on June 3.

China ‘postpones’ ordination of bishop lacking Vatican approval

Jun 7, 2011 - 12:35 pm .- The proposed ordination of a Chinese bishop without Vatican approval has been postponed at the last minute. The decision comes only two days before the ordination was scheduled to take place.

Eden's new book: Saints can help in healing childhood sex abuse wounds

Jun 7, 2011 - 06:00 am .- Dawn Eden, a popular Catholic author known for her work on chastity in the modern world, is set to release a new book on the central role of the saints in healing wounds from childhood sexual abuse.

Archbishop Gomez tells new priests their mission is to evangelize

Jun 7, 2011 - 03:30 am .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles told a diverse group of new priests during their ordination Mass that they have a responsibility to make God known in a culture that has forgotten him.

Pakistani Christians shocked by proposed Bible ban

Jun 7, 2011 - 01:25 am .- A Catholic bishop in Pakistan is expressing concern about an Islamic group's petition to ban the Bible. The extremist group says the Christian scriptures contain “blasphemy” and “pornography.”

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