Archive of June 8, 2011

World Youth Day expected to pump $146 million into Spanish economy

Jun 8, 2011 - 06:06 pm .- Tax payers in Spain will not be footing the bill for World Youth Day 2011, as organizers estimate the events in Madrid that week will pump $146 million into the Spanish economy.

New Jersey nun fighting to clear Pius XII’s name

Jun 8, 2011 - 05:22 pm .- She may turn 90 next year, but Sister Margherita Marchione still has pretty important work to do – clearing the name of the wartime Pope Pius XII and seeing him beatified.

Archbishop exhorts Peruvians to unite after polarizing election

Jun 8, 2011 - 01:48 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes, Peru called on the country to come together “as one nation under one flag – the red and white,” after Peru's June 5 elections.

Exclusive: Santorum outlines campaign vision, says religion is essential to democracy

Jun 8, 2011 - 12:35 pm .- Introduced by his wife Karen and joined on stage by his seven children, former Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially launched his campaign for president on June 8 at a rally held at the Somerset, Pa. County Courthouse.

Pope hopes Croatia trip will impact all of Europe

Jun 8, 2011 - 10:56 am .- Pope Benedict said on June 8 that he hopes his visit to Croatia this past weekend “will bear abundant fruit for Croatian families, the entire nation and throughout Europe.”

Md. Episcopal parish to join Catholic Church through ordinariate

Jun 8, 2011 - 06:06 am .- The small congregation of St. Luke’s Episcopal parish in Bladensburg, Maryland will join the Catholic Church through the Anglican ordinariate structure created by Pope Benedict XVI.

Catholics should lead political defense of life and marriage, panel says

Jun 8, 2011 - 03:05 am .- A panel discussion at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference and Strategy Briefing discussed Catholic action in defense of life and marriage ahead of the 2012 presidential election. Speakers urged Catholics to take leadership on these issues and to participate in the political process.

Illinois Catholic Charities suing state over adoption rules

Jun 8, 2011 - 01:21 am .- Catholic Charities offices from three dioceses in Illinois have filed suit against the state after having to shut down their adoption and foster care services following the enactment of the state's civil union law on June 1.

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