Archive of June 17, 2011

Cardinal encourages 60 hours of adoration to celebrate Pope’s anniversary

Jun 17, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- Bishops around the world are encouraged to promote 60 hours of Eucharistic adoration for the sanctification of all priests, for new vocations, and for Pope Benedict XVI, who will celebrate 60 years as a priest on June 29.

Genocide fears, border disputes loom as South Sudan independence nears

Jun 17, 2011 - 05:05 pm .- As South Sudan prepares to become the world's newest country on July 9, international observers and Church officials are trying to prevent genocide from taking place on its disputed border.

Artists to honor Pope's 60th ordination anniversary with 60 works

Jun 17, 2011 - 02:51 pm .- The Vatican will celebrate Pope Benedict’s 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with a month-long exhibition featuring 60 artists from around the world.

Statistics show decline in Argentina's sexual morality

Jun 17, 2011 - 01:51 pm .- The Argentinean Society of Medical and Biological Ethics is warning that sexual ethics in the country are rapidly declining.

Apostolic visitation of Regnum Christi ends

Jun 17, 2011 - 12:06 pm .- Archbishop Ricardo Blazquez of Valladolid, Spain has concluded an apostolic visitation of the lay branch of the Legion of Christ, Regnum Christi.

Ease tensions with priests by your love, Pope tells Indian bishops

Jun 17, 2011 - 12:05 pm .- Bishops should build “bonds of fraternal love and mutual concern” with their priests so that “any tensions that may arise” will quickly be overcome, Pope Benedict XVI told a delegation of Indian bishops visiting him at the Vatican on June 17.

New video defends Catholic view of marriage

Jun 17, 2011 - 05:43 am .- A new video gives married couples’ reflections on marriage issues, the place of children and the complementary nature of the union of a man and a woman. Openness to children, it says, has a “major impact” on the Catholic view towards proposals to redefine marriage.

US bishops approve first collective statement on assisted suicide

Jun 17, 2011 - 02:32 am .- On June 16 the U.S. bishops approved a document on assisted suicide, which will become their first collective word on the matter.  The statement, entitled “To Live Each Day with Dignity,” refutes the idea that assisted suicide is a compassionate form of medical treatment.

Battered Christchurch cathedral damaged by new earthquakes

Jun 17, 2011 - 01:24 am .- The already damaged cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand was hit again by new wave of earthquakes that struck the country this week.

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