Archive of August 18, 2011

Cardinal O’Malley encourages youth to bring friends to Jesus

Aug 18, 2011 - 04:01 pm .- Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston has encouraged young people faithfully attend Sunday Mass and to bring their friends to Jesus Christ.

A life built on Christ leads to happiness, Pope tells youth in Madrid

Aug 18, 2011 - 03:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told the hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims at World Youth Day in Madrid that they will be happy and at peace if they center their lives on the “solid rock” of Jesus Christ.

Lawyer says documents show Vatican didn't shuffle priest in Oregon abuse case

Aug 18, 2011 - 01:48 pm .- The Vatican released internal files online on Aug. 17 showing that despite prosecutors' claims, it had no prior knowledge of an Irish priest's history of sex abuse before he was sent to the U.S. in the 1960s.

En route to Madrid, Pope says economies need morals

Aug 18, 2011 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI used his flight to Madrid for World Youth Day to call for a new ethical code in global economics. Spain currently has the highest unemployment rate in the industrialized world, with nearly 50 percent of its young people unable to find work.

Pope receives enthusiastic greeting in Spain

Aug 18, 2011 - 10:27 am .- Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid for World Youth Day 2011, to the delight of a massive throng of young people. Over the next four days, he will meet and pray with over a million young pilgrims.

Government restrictions and social hostilities hinder religion globally

Aug 18, 2011 - 05:55 am .- More than 2.2 billion people live in countries where government restrictions on religion or social hostilities involving religion rose “substantially” in recent years, a new report says.

Cardinal George issues ‘challenge of mission’ to young people

Aug 18, 2011 - 02:54 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has challenged World Youth Day pilgrims to respond to the initiative that God has already taken in their life.

Archbishop Chaput tells youth: Intimacy with Christ not based solely on feelings

Aug 18, 2011 - 12:56 am .- Archbishop-designate of Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput told thousands of young people gathered in Madrid for World Youth Day that an authentic relationship with Christ isn't based purely on emotions.

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