Archive of June 9, 2011

KC bishop responds to concerns with independent investigation

Jun 9, 2011 - 09:09 pm .- Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert W. Finn is implementing a plan to improve his diocese's response to cases of suspected abuse, following the recent arrest of a priest on child pornography charges.

Father of nine preparing to be ordained Catholic priest

Jun 9, 2011 - 07:37 pm .- There can’t be many Catholic priests who have a wife and nine children present at their ordination. But that’s exactly what awaits Deacon Ian Hellyer next week.

Bishop urges parents to enroll children in religion classes

Jun 9, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- Bishop Vicente Jimenez of Santander, Spain has issued a pastoral letter calling on parents to enroll their children in Catholic religion classes.

Strong faith, prayer help in young girl's cancer recovery

Jun 9, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- With quiet confidence Sydney Khoury climbs each step of a metal ladder as she positions herself to place a crown of flowers atop a statue of the Blessed Mother at St. Philip Church in Greenville, R.I.

Pope Benedict calls for 'clean energy'

Jun 9, 2011 - 12:53 pm .- The governments of the world should back “the exploitation of clean energy sources,” Pope Benedict XVI said June 9.

Bishops’ Congregation to decide on Milan recommendation today

Jun 9, 2011 - 11:34 am .- The recommendation for the next Archbishop of Milan will be decided at a meeting in the Vatican this morning, June 9, according to the Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli.

Labor board denial of Catholic university's exemption could endanger religious freedom

Jun 9, 2011 - 06:35 am .- A labor board ruling has denied St. Xavier University’s religious exemption from federal organizing rules on the grounds that that the Catholic university is not sufficiently religious. Critics said the ruling, the second of its kind this year, may endanger the religious freedom of Catholic institutions.

Cathedral in Nigeria destroyed by extremist attacks

Jun 9, 2011 - 03:15 am .- An extremist Islamic group is being held responsible for a series of recent attacks in Nigeria, which have left 16 dead and destroyed the Catholic Cathedral of St. Patrick in the northern capital city of Maiduguri.

‘Surfing Madonna’ graffiti gets Calif. beach city talking

Jun 9, 2011 - 01:29 am .- A mosaic of the Virgin Mary riding a surfboard in Encinitas, Calif. has won admiration from many residents and prompted some concerns about whether the display is irreverent.

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