Archive of July 8, 2011

Catholics working for peaceful birth of South Sudan

Jul 8, 2011 - 08:07 pm .- Local and international Catholic organizations are working to ensure a peaceful transition to independence for South Sudan on July 9, after two decades of struggle that killed or displaced over six million people.

Pope to field questions from young people during WYD

Jul 8, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- Pope Benedict will answer questions from young people during the Aug. 20 prayer vigil, World Youth Day 2011 organizers announced on July 7.

After New York’s marriage vote, Archbishop Dolan warns of further redefinition

Jul 8, 2011 - 05:25 pm .- After marriage was redefined to include same-sex couples in New York, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is warning that this step could lead to a further redefinition that accepts multiple partners and infidelity.

Portuguese cardinal clarifies statements on ordination of women

Jul 8, 2011 - 04:32 pm .- Cardinal Jose Policarpo of Lisbon has issued a statement clarifying remarks he made on the ordination of women during an interview with the Portuguese Order of Lawyers.

Pope sending delegation to mark South Sudan independence

Jul 8, 2011 - 02:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is sending a papal delegation to the Republic of South Sudan to mark the east African country’s independence tomorrow, July 9. The delegation will be headed Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi, Kenya.

New Vatican prefect for religious emphasizes rebuilding trust

Jul 8, 2011 - 12:48 pm .- The new Vatican prefect for consecrated life says his key job is “rebuilding a relationship of trust” with religious orders -- a situation he seems to blame on his predecessor.

Vatican official: UN gay 'rights' agenda endangers Church's freedom

Jul 8, 2011 - 06:08 am .- The Vatican's representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva says a recent resolution on “sexual orientation and gender identity” is part of an agenda that could restrict the Church's freedom.

Southern California diocese considers buying Crystal Cathedral

Jul 8, 2011 - 03:04 am .- The Diocese of Orange says it is potentially interested in buying a 3,000-seat glass church in Southern California that faces bankruptcy. 

US bishops dedicate $2.1 million to Latin American pastoral work

Jul 8, 2011 - 02:16 am .- The U.S. bishops’ subcommittee on the Church in Latin America has approved over $2.1 million in grants for 86 projects to help pastoral work in 20 countries.

Spokesman for Mexican archdiocese demands freedom of speech

Jul 8, 2011 - 01:04 am .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City recently stated that an electoral court is not respecting his freedom of speech.

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