Archive of June 20, 2012

Newlyweds flock to Rome for papal blessing

Jun 20, 2012 - 06:15 pm .- One of the most striking sights in Rome appears every Wednesday afternoon in St. Peter’s Square when newly married couples, resplendent in their wedding attire, emerge after being blessed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Argentinean bishop apologizes for controversial photos

Jun 20, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Bishop Fernando Bargallo of Merlo-Moreno, Argentina has asked forgiveness for recently-surfaced photos of him shown with a woman on a beach in Mexico.

Group releases suggestions for Fortnight for Freedom activities

Jun 20, 2012 - 03:18 pm .- The Catholic Association has released a 14-point “action plan” for those who want to participate in the “Fortnight for Freedom” religious liberty advocacy event from June 21-July 4.

Prayer is the surest guide for life's troubles, Pope says

Jun 20, 2012 - 12:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says the life and writings of St. Paul should remind all Christians that the surest guide through the trials of life is prayer.

Pope declares St. John of Avila shrine a Pontifical Basilica

Jun 20, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has made the Shrine of St. John of Avila in Montilla, Spain, where the future Doctor of the Church is buried, into a minor Pontifical Basilica.

Knights of Columbus files comment against altered HHS mandate

Jun 20, 2012 - 11:31 am .- The Knights of Columbus has filed a formal comment with the Department of Health and Human Services asking the Obama administration to expand religious exemptions or rescind “altogether” the mandate for insurance coverage of sterilization and contraception.

Author of atheist blog announces she will become Catholic

Jun 20, 2012 - 04:17 am .- Blogger Leah Libresco, known for writing about ethics and religion from her perspective as an atheist, announced June 18 that she now believes in God and intends to enter the Catholic Church.

Leader of Catholic Relief Services emphasizes efforts to aid poor

Jun 20, 2012 - 02:32 am .- At the recent spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, highlighted the work that the charitable agency is doing around the world on behalf of the Church.

Ban lifted on schoolgirl's Catholic fundraising effort

Jun 20, 2012 - 12:08 am .- A Scottish schoolgirl who raised money for a Catholic charity by posting photos of her school lunches online has beat an official ban trying to prevent her from doing so.

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