Aug 15, 2011 - 07:00 pm .- Although Japan's population is only one percent Catholic, two World Youth Day pilgrims from that country are getting a lot of attention for their handmade banner that says “Love from Japan.”
Aug 15, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, recently explained to CNA that Vatican II “was not at all a break” with the tradition of the Church.
Aug 15, 2011 - 04:40 pm .- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) held its 2011 national summit in Denver from August 12 to 14, offering members a forum to discuss the revival of faith they hope to lead.
Aug 15, 2011 - 02:24 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Aug. 15, saying that the celebration gives Christians hope of a future united with Christ, both in this life and in heaven.
Aug 15, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will host the next international celebration of World Youth Day, which will take place in 2013.
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:14 am .- Madrid is hosting World Youth Day but all of Spain is joining in the celebration. More than 130,000 young people from across the world are in Spain’s 65 dioceses, before the international gathering begins on Aug. 16.