Archive of August 3, 2012

Syrian Christians begin traditional fast amid continuing violence

Aug 3, 2012 - 05:06 pm .- The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church encouraged Syria's Eastern Catholics to offer prayers for peace during their church's traditional August 1–14 fasting period in honor of the Virgin Mary.

Spanish Olympic athlete to enter seminary after London games

Aug 3, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Carlos Ballve – known as “Litus” to his friends – plays defense on the Spanish field hockey team that is competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. But as soon as the competition ends, he will head to a Belgium seminary to begin the process of becoming a priest.

Pope finishes third volume on Jesus of Nazareth

Aug 3, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- The Holy See's Press Office announced on Aug. 2 that Pope Benedict XVI has finished the third volume of his work on Jesus of Nazareth, which focuses on the infancy of Christ.

Kansas City diocese supports victims in wake of priest's guilty plea

Aug 3, 2012 - 11:37 am .- The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph voiced deep sympathy for victims harmed by a diocesan priest who plead guilty in federal court Aug. 2 to child pornography charges.

Congressional leaders support Chinese pro-life activist

Aug 3, 2012 - 04:07 am .- Bipartisan leaders of Congress came together in the nation’s capital on Aug. 1 to meet with and offer their support to Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng.

Church postpones talk by Minn. official who rewrote marriage amendment

Aug 3, 2012 - 01:03 am .- A Catholic church in Minneapolis has postponed a talk by Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who is facing criticism for rewriting the title of the state marriage amendment in a way that could undermine its success.

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