Archive of November 17, 2011

After fire, director reflects on Camp St. Malo's important role

Nov 17, 2011 - 08:51 pm .- The Camp St. Malo Retreat Center severely damaged in a Nov. 14 fire has had a “huge” place in the life of the Catholic Church in Colorado, its director says.

Venezuelan bishops pray for journalist on hunger strike

Nov 17, 2011 - 06:29 pm .- The Venezuelan bishops expressed concern for the health of reporter Leocenis Garcia, who has been on a hunger strike for more than week in protest of his imprisonment.

Community of Beatitudes admits founder committed sexual abuse

Nov 17, 2011 - 04:08 pm .- The French charismatic movement, the Community of the Beatitudes, has admitted that its founder Gerard Croissant – also known by his religious name, Brother Ephraim - was a sexual abuser.

EWTN to broadcast unaired episodes of ‘Catholicism’ series

Nov 17, 2011 - 02:17 pm .- Six unaired episodes of Father Robert Barron’s television series “Catholicism” will air on the EWTN Global Catholic Network during the months of November and December.

Benedict XVI praises newly beatified priest killed by Nazis

Nov 17, 2011 - 01:15 pm .- After praying the Sunday Angelus, Pope Benedict praised the example of Father Carl Lampert, an Austrian priest who was killed by the Nazis in 1944 and beatified in his native country Nov. 13.

Vatican takes legal action against clothing company over Pope ad

Nov 17, 2011 - 12:06 pm .- The Vatican will take legal action against Italian clothing company Benetton to prevent the circulation of an ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI kissing a Muslim imam.

Bishop Vann given key role in forming former Episcopal priests

Nov 17, 2011 - 11:01 am .- Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth will serve as the new delegate for the pastoral provision, a process that allows former Anglican priests, including those who are married, to become diocesan priests in the U.S. Catholic Church.

Sophia Institute Press acquires Catholic Exchange

Nov 17, 2011 - 07:29 am .- Sophia Institute Press has announced its acquisition of the Catholic Exchange web portal, a move intended to create a multi-platform media company dedicated to the “new evangelization.”

Bishop Finn agreement seems to indicate prosecution's weak case

Nov 17, 2011 - 05:13 am .- A county prosecutor’s agreement with Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph is a sign of the weakness of the charge that the bishop illegally failed to report suspected child sex abuse, a Missouri lawyer says.

US archbishop explains use of new translation outside of Mass

Nov 17, 2011 - 03:49 am .- Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans, head of the U.S. bishop's committee on divine worship, clarified how the new translation of the Roman Missal should be used in services and rites outside of the Mass.

Pope to meet Pakistan’s new Minister for Minorities

Nov 17, 2011 - 01:27 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will have an impromptu meeting on Nov. 17 with Akram Masih Gill, Pakistan’s new Minister for Interfaith Harmony and Minorities Affairs.

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