Archive of June 24, 2011

Mayor of Lima pushing ordinance that would promote gay ideology

Jun 24, 2011 - 08:33 pm .- All public establishments could be required to post a notice declaring that the Peruvian capital supports “gender and sexual orientation equality,” in a new Lima ordinance drafted by the city mayor of Lima, Susana Villaran.

Cuban Church weathered political storm to help prisoners, says archdiocese

Jun 24, 2011 - 06:01 pm .- The Catholic Archdiocese of Havana is defending the considerable risks in that the Catholic Church in Cuba took in negotiations with the Cuban government to help secure the release of over 100 political prisoners.

Pope asks aid agency to focus on Middle Eastern Christians' survival

Jun 24, 2011 - 04:24 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI met with members of an Eastern Catholic aid organization on June 24, urging them to concentrate on the survival of threatened Christian populations in the Middle East.

Vatican considering dialogue with non-believers in Chicago and DC

Jun 24, 2011 - 02:59 pm .- The Vatican’s new initiative aimed at sparking dialogue with atheists and agnostics may soon be coming to North America.

Feast of St. John the Baptist brings crowds to Roman church

Jun 24, 2011 - 12:30 pm .- June 24 is the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist's birth and that means a very busy day for Father John Fitzpatrick, the rector of the Church of San Silvestro in Capite, where the decapitated head of St. John is kept on public display.

Vatican hopes iPod can bring silence to Rome’s churches

Jun 24, 2011 - 06:10 am .- The Vatican has introduced a new way of keeping silence in their churches while also informing tourists – the iPod.

Expert: China's plan to ordain bishops without Pope's approval shows disrespect

Jun 24, 2011 - 03:07 am .- The state-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association sparked intense controversy on June 23 by announcing its intent to ordain up to 40 bishops without the approval of the Pope.

Bishops applaud EPA's move to regulate power plants

Jun 24, 2011 - 01:11 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops have given their support to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed standards to limit toxic pollution from power plants.

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