Archive of June 13, 2009

Bernini Colonnade at Vatican to undergo four-year long restoration

Jun 13, 2009 - 06:41 pm .- The director of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, has announced that the Bernini Colonnade surrounding St. Peter's Square will undergo a four-year long restoration, as well as “all the saints and figures that crown the two arms of the colonnade.”

Response to immigration a ‘test of our humanity,’ Archbishop Chaput says at forum

Jun 13, 2009 - 04:31 pm .- Saying the immigration crisis is “a test of our humanity,” Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput on Saturday told an open forum on immigration reform that Catholics must not ignore immigrants in need and cannot remain silent about flawed immigration policy.

Sotomayor says she has ‘never thought about’ rights of unborn, senator reports

Jun 13, 2009 - 07:22 am .- Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s views on abortion law and the unborn were topics in several of her meetings with U.S. Senators. One pro-life senator reports that Sotomayor told him she had never thought about the rights of the unborn, while a pro-abortion senator says that she clearly acknowledged to him “the importance of precedent.”

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