Archive of July 5, 2011

Beatified Spanish bishop shows holiness is possible for politicians, writer says

Jul 5, 2011 - 07:11 pm .- Blessed Juan de Palafox of Puebla, Archbishop of Mexico and Viceroy of New Spain, is proof that it is possible “to be holy as a politician,” writes a Mexican columnist.  

Pope visits Vatican newspaper on its 150th birthday

Jul 5, 2011 - 05:51 pm .- Today Pope Benedict XVI visited the offices of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Catholic Church calls on Venezuelans to pray for health of Chavez

Jul 5, 2011 - 04:53 pm .- The Catholic Bishops of Venezuela are calling for prayers for the health of President Hugo Chavez, who announced last week from Cuba that he is suffering from cancer and has undergone two surgeries.

Fr. Corapi's order finds him guilty

Jul 5, 2011 - 03:13 pm .- Father John Corapi’s religious order has found him guilty of substance abuse, sexual activity and violating his promise of poverty.

Vatican to open secret archives for special exhibition

Jul 5, 2011 - 03:00 pm .- An unprecedented 2012 exhibition of around 100 historical documents from the Vatican’s Secret Archives will include items from Pope Pius XII’s wartime papacy and Galileo’s trial.

Vatican spokesman says Pius X Society ordinations are illegitimate

Jul 5, 2011 - 01:03 pm .- The Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., has dismissed the recent ordination of 20 priests by the Society of Saint Pius X as illegitimate.

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